FBC Track Talk: Baku

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Join Paul Charsley for a quick lap around the Baku street circuit ahead of this weekend’s European Grand Prix. What to look for and how to drive a lap of this brand new circuit.

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From watching a fair bit of the first two practice sections, this is one difficult track. Everyone was messing up braking zones on a regular basis, especially on turns 1 (where there’s a good-sized runoff) and 3 (where there’s a tiny one). The Mercs seem to have a huge advantage over everyone else, and both Ferrari & RBR are chasing setup. Unfortunately though it looks almost certain to be a one-stop, as once again Pirelli have gone too conservative with their tyres. But mistakes & collisions are almost certain on this track, and they could have a radical effect on… Read more »