Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for F1’s first race in Baku after an error-strewn session by Lewis Hamilton ended with a crash in Q3.
Nico Rosberg will start from pole position in Baku alongside Daniel Ricciardo. A penalty moves Sergio Perez from second to seventh.
Lewis Hamilton completed a clean sweep of practice sessions in Baku after waiting until the final moments to produce the quickest time.
Friday practice sessions at new circuits usually offer very poor guides to the true competitive order and that was certainly the case in Baku.
Lewis Hamilton headed another Mercedes one-two in the second practice session at the Baku City Circuit but his team mate was halted by a technical problem.
Pictures from the first day of running at the new Baku City Circuit as the F1 teams began practice for the 2016 European Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton led the field in the first Formula One practice session at the new Baku City Circuit while Daniel Ricciardo hit the barrier at turn 15.
The Baku City Circuit may have a few surprises in store for the Formula One teams this weekend but it seems the weather will not.
Formula One is heading into uncharted territory this weekend. Which teams are in the best shape for the first race in Baku?
Pictures from the build-up to the 2016 European Grand Prix.
The Baku City Circuit promises to be the quickest street circuit on the Formula One calendar when it hosts the first grand prix in Azerbaijan this weekend.
Don’t miss any of the 2016 European Grand Prix sessions – here are the times for all of this weekend’s action plus the Le Mans 24 Hours