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DATA POINTS: What we learned from Friday practice and qualifying in Azerbaijan

F1 Correspondent & Presenter

Lawrence Barretto
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Red Bull have never taken pole position in Baku – and Charles Leclerc ensured that wait would continue as he unexpectedly set the pace in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. But can the Ferrari driver be a contender for the rest of the weekend? And where do his rivals sit? We present the key data ahead of the first F1 Sprint of the year…

Leclerc masters Baku once more to give Ferrari hope

There’s just something about the streets of Baku that bring out the very best in Leclerc, the Monegasque securing his first pole of the year and third successive in Baku with a stellar performance in qualifying.

READ MORE: Leclerc beats Verstappen in qualifying thriller for third straight Azerbaijan GP pole

It was even more surprising given Leclerc said on Thursday that he expected this was going to be one of the most challenging weekends of the year for the team.

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