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      18:42
    • Disappointment for Raikkonen, the two Red Bull's will also be unhappy about the result.

      FINAL LAP
    • Rosberg becomes the first driver to win in Baku! Vettel in second and Perez in P3!

      FINAL LAP
    • NICO ROSBERG WINS HIS FIFTH GRAND PRIX OF THE SEASON!

      FINAL LAP
    • Perez overtakes Raikkonen!

      FINAL LAP
    • Verstappen takes Hulkenberg now as well.

      Lap 50
    • Rosberg in the lead by 17 seconds now.

      Lap 50
    • As the race comes to a close, who was your driver of the day?

      Lap 50
    • Perez very close to Raikkonen now. Wonder if he will even attempt to overtake him.

      Lap 49
    • Ricciardo now in P7! Stylish overtake on Hulkenberg.

      Lap 48
    • Hulkenberg's tyres are going, Ricciardo closing down on him with four laps to go.

      Lap 47
    • Kimi seems to have the same problem as Hamilton now, similar reactions as well!

      Lap 46
    • 5 laps remain!

      Lap 46
    • Verstappen takes Bottas for P10.

      Lap 45
    • Hamilton has lost power again now.

      Lap 45
    • Alonso out! Team tells him to come in and retire.

      Lap 44
    • 8 laps left. Can Hamilton catch up to Perez.

      Lap 44
    • WHAT?! Hamilton has just set the fastest lap. Apparently he found the right configuration.

      Lap 43
    • Live points state that as things stand Rosberg will extend his lead to 24 points.

      Lap 42
    • Alonso loses his position to Grosjean but regains it on the next turn only to lose it again. Alonso is a real fighter on the track.

      Lap 41
    • Wehrlein out! Reports he has no brakes no more.

      Lap 41
    • At the moment Perez needs to only keep within 5 seconds of Raikkkonen to get a podium spot.

      Lap 40
    • Raikkonen crying out for the blue flags.

      Lap 39
    • Button gets the better of his teammate Fernando Alonso! The Brit now in P11.

      Lap 39
    • Raikkonen has did 28 laps on this soft compound.

      Lap 38
    • Both Manor drivers are running the last two positions despite out-qualifying the two Saubers.

      Lap 37
    • Hamilton behind 10 seconds of Perez now.

      Lap 36
    • Button currently lapping faster than Alonso. Great drive from the Brit here actually.

      Lap 36
    • Still no safety car in this race!

      Lap 35
    • Hamilton frustrated as he doesn't know how to change the setting on his steering wheel. The team aren't allowed to tell him where it is.

      Lap 34
    • Perez eating into Raikkonen's time here. Could see a sexy overtake in the next couple laps...

      Lap 33
    • Rosberg sets fastest lap.

      Lap 33
    • Sainz out!

      Lap 32
    • Red Bull reckon Ferrari and Force India will make another pit stop which is why the went on Mediums. Let's see how that pans out.

      Lap 31
    • Wehrlein in the pits and goes on mediums!

      Lap 31
    • Vettel sets fastest lap of 1m47.582s.

      Lap 30
    • Raikkonen yields for Vettel but tell the team to push him to go faster so it wasn't for nothing.

      Lap 30
    • Button just overtook Sainz, well that wasn't expected.

      Lap 29
    • Wehrlein the only driver yet to make a pit stop yet.

      Lap 28
    • Alonso completes a move over Gutierrez.

      Lap 27
    • Just over halfway gone! Not many surprises occurred so far.

      Lap 27
    • Raikkonen now running in 2nd! Vettel just under 2 seconds behind him.

      Lap 26
    • Will be interesting to see how these medium compound tyes will do as they weren't expected to be used today.

      Lap 25
    • Hulkenberg takes Button for P10.

      Lap 24
    • Rosberg sets fastest lap.

      Lap 23
    • Ricciardo in the pits now! He comes out in P13.

      Lap 23
    • Perez back to P3.

      Lap 22
    • Perez and Hamilton throw the kitchen sink at Ricciardo complete a double overtake.

      Lap 22
    • Rosberg pits with a 40 second lead.

      Lap 22
    • Verstappen makes another stop! Puts on mediums.

      Lap 21
    • Vettel pits from P2. Hulkenberg does the same. Vettel puts on super softs though.

      Lap 21
    • Perez goes ahead of Massa! Hamilton does the same.

      Lap 20
    • One of the Saubers bumps the wall! Sparks flew. Car looks okay though as he carries on the race.

      Lap 20
    • Raikkonen gets a five second penalty.

      Lap 20
    • Expect Perez and Hamilton to eat through the grid now.

      Lap 19
    • Hamilton gets away with a blunder there...close call for the Brit.

      Lap 18
    • Most of the grid running on soft tyres here.

      Lap 18
    • Button running in P14 now.

      Lap 18
    • Perez comes out of the pits ahead of Hamilton! Great work from Force India!

      Lap 17
    • Perez having a good race here in Baku as he holds his own in P3.

      Lap 16
    • Kimi finally gets his man and goes passed Hulkenberg.

      Lap 16
    • Hamilton the first of the of the top five to make a pit!

      Lap 16
    • Raikkonen running behind Hulkenberg now. Battle for P7 is on.

      Lap 15
    • Rosberg absolately flying! He set fastest lap, only for Raikkonen to better it though shortly after.

      Lap 15
    • Verstappen eats Ericsson for P11. Wehrlein lined up next.

      Lap 14
    • Rosberg sets another fastest time.

      Lap 14
    • Wehrlein currently in 10th place. Solid stuff from the youngster!

      Lap 13
    • Ricciardo up to P6 now.

      Lap 13
    • Rosberg looking very lonely there in P1.

      Lap 12
    • Raikkonen under investigation for crossing the white line in the pit lane.

      Lap 12
    • Rosberg 24 seconds ahead of Hamilton. Can the Brit make up those seconds?

      Lap 11
    • Hamilton now running in P4! He overtakes Bottas on the inside. Raikkonen eats Wehrlein, who is amazingly running in the top 10.

      Lap 11
    • Rosberg just set fastest lap. The gap is increasing between he and Vettel.

      Lap 11
    • Ricciardo completes a standard move on Grosjean for P7.

      Lap 11
    • Rosberg 11 seconds ahead of Vettel now. The Championship leader is dominating this race so far.

      Lap 10
    • Also worth noting, Ricciardo just did a lap a full second ahead of Vettel.

      Lap 10
    • Raikkonen the first of the Ferrari's in the pits! Vettel still out there after being told to box.

      Lap 9
    • No drama as of yet. Let's hope it isn't like this for the rest of the afternoon!

      Lap 8
    • Hamilton fails to move ahead of Bottas.

      Lap 8
    • Kvyat out!

      Lap 8
    • Raikkonen cross about the blue plastic that was stuck to his car.

      Lap 7
    • Rosberg was a full second ahead of Vettel in that last lap. Wow!

      Lap 7
    • Ricciardo also pits now.

      Lap 7
    • Following the flurry of pit stops, Button now running in P12.

      Lap 6
    • Verstappen is the first in the pits and goes on softs. Alonso and Kvyat follows.

      Lap 6
    • Vettel closing in on Ricciardo as his victim. Vettel completes the move! The German in P2 now.

      Lap 6
    • Rosberg 7 seconds ahead of Ricciardo now after 5 laps.

      Lap 5
    • Bottas takes Verstappen, Verstappen takes it back only for Bottas to recover. Hamilton also completes a pass on Verstappen. Grosjean fails however to overtake the youngster.

      Lap 5
    • Replays show Hulkenberg also suffered a bump during the start.

      Lap 4
    • Grosjean eats Kvayt on the straight. The Frenchman now running in P10. Hamilton did the same moments earlier.

      Lap 4
    • Vettel has a scare!

      Lap 4
    • Haryanto had to pit for repairs after a torrid start.

      Lap 3
    • Hamilton breathing down Kvyat's neck now.

      Lap 3
    • No major incidents as of yet. Drivers driving very cautious.

      Lap 2
    • Verstappen also made two place actually, the youngster running in P7.

      Lap 2
    • Hamilton also keeps his P10. Perez was the only one to gain places during the start.

      Lap 1
    • Perez moves up to fifth from seventh! Great start from the Mexican.

      Lap 1
    • Raikkonen also keeps his position.

      Lap 1
    • GREEN LIGHT AND WE'RE OFF! Rosberg gets a good start! Ricciardo keeps P2 and Vettel keeps P3.

      START
    • Formation lap is a go! Drivers warming up their tyres now for the green light.

      17:00
    • Only three drivers on the grid will start on soft tyres instead of supersofts.

      16:59
    • Formation track about to get underway.

      16:57
    • The Baku crowd look lively on this sunny day!

      16:56
    • Drivers and teams around the starting grid as they gear up and suit up for the race ahead!

      16:55
    • Azerbaijan national anthem being sung now.

      16:52
    • Pirelli are expecting a one-stop race due to the tyres lasting long.

      16:50
    • Claire Williams on her love for the unexpected: "I'm really excited about this race. We like a bit of uncertainty and chaos."

      16:45
    • It's also expected that the safety car will be featured a lot today, especially with the amount of accidents that took place over the weekend.

      16:42
    • Can Hamilton close down the nine-point gap that his German teammate Rosberg has made for himself?

      16:38
    • Niki Lauda feels Hamilton really does have a chance in this race: "If he gets around the first two laps without hitting anyone or being hit by anyone he has a great chance of finishing on the podium."

      16:35
    • Manor duo Rio Haryanto and Pascal Wehrlein qualified impressively yesterday, finishing ahead of Sauber and McLaren.

      16:30
    • Max Verstappen will be hoping to match the speed of his teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who will be starting in P2.

      16:27
    • Cars with straight line speed are expected to well on this circuit.

      16:25
    • In case you forgot, this will be the first time drivers will be racing in Baku. We haven't seen what the track is like yet during a competitive race unless you watched the GP2 one earlier today.

      16:22
    • Ferrari are known to be fast at the starting grid, can Vettel replicate the move he did last week in Canada?

      16:20
    • Rosberg said yesterday that he is not getting his hopes up at the fact that Hamilton will be starting on the grid in P10 as he is known to tear through the grid regardless of where he is positioned.

      16:18
    • Interestingly, Ferrari and Red Bull were well off the pace all weekend. Will things change today?

      16:16
    • Clear skies in Baku! The best weather they've had all week.

      16:14
    • BREAKING: Reports say Kevin Magnussen will start from the pitlane after having his gearbox changed. Carlos Sainz is also reported to have his one changed and will drop five places on the grid. P13 to P18.

      16:12
    • However, the last European Grand Prix was held in Valencia back in 2012 so that information might be irrelevant.

      16:09
    • Fernando Alonso has the most wins from all the current drivers at the European Grand Prix, racking up three in total.

      16:07
    • Another surprise going into this race is that Jenson Button will be starting in P19 after having a bad time during qualifiers.

      16:05
    • Also worth noting, Sergio Perez will start in P7, despite qualifying in P2 on Saturday. The Mexican suffered a five-place penalty grid for changing his gear box yesterday.

      16:04
    • World Champion Lewis Hamilton, who will start in P10, will be handed a replacement left front supersoft Pirelli for Sunday's European GP after flat-spotting his tyre in Q2. Note though that the left tyre will have the same mileage as the rest of the set.

      16:02
    • Welcome to the Baku City Circuit for the European Grand Prix! All times are local.

      16:00