F1 practice: What time is Azerbaijan Grand Prix today and how can I watch?

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Formula One is back as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix gets underway with the opening day of practice in Baku. Defending world champion Max Verstappen retains his championship lead following the Monaco Grand Prix, which saw Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez claim victory.

It means Red Bull and Verstappen remain in the ascendency and it’s up to Ferrari and Mercedes to strike back at the Baku street circuit, which produced one of the races of the season last year.

FOLLOW LIVE: F1 news and build-up ahead of Azerbaijan GP practice sessions today

Charles Leclerc suffered more frustration at his home race in Monte Carlo last time out and although the Ferrari driver has now gone almost two months without a victory, he is still just nine points off the championship lead as he looks to relight the title race.

Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, will hope Mercedes’ issues with ‘porpoising’ have been put behind them after they resurfaced at the bumpy Monoco street track. Today’s practice sessions will offer the first clues ahead of qualifying tomorrow.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of practice today.

When is Azerbaijan Grand Prix practice?

The first session will get underway at 12pm BST on Friday 10 June. It will last an hour and will be followed by the second session at 3pm.

How can I watch it?

It will be shown live on Sky Sports F1, with live coverage of FP1 starting from 11:30am. Coverage of the FP2 will begin from 2:45pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription. We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix - full schedule

Friday 10 June

FP1: 12 - 1pm

FP2: 3 - 4pm

Saturday 11 June

Qualifying: 3 - 4pm

Sunday 12 June

Race: 12 - 2pm

Drivers standings

  1. Max Verstappen - 125 points

  2. Charles Leclerc - 116 points

  3. Sergio Perez - 110 points

  4. George Russell - 84 points

  5. Carlos Sainz - 83 points

  6. Lewis Hamilton - 50 points

  7. Lando Norris - 48 points

  8. Valtteri Bottas - 40 points

  9. Esteban Ocon - 30 points

  10. Kevin Magnussen - 15 points

  11. Daniel Ricciardo - 11 points

  12. Yuki Tsunoda - 11 points

  13. Fernando Alonso - 10 points

  14. Pierre Gasly - 6 points

  15. Sebastian Vettel - 5 points

  16. Alex Albon - 3 points

  17. Lance Stroll - 2 points

  18. Guanyu Zhou - 1 point

  19. Mick Schumacher - 0 points

  20. Nico Hulkenberg - 0 points

  21. Nicholas Latifi - 0 points

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