The main event of the weekend, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix race, is just hours away and an updated starting grid sees two drivers starting from the pitlane after set-up changes were made.
The Red Bulls will be all the more confident this afternoon after Sergio Perez pipped Sprint pole sitter, Leclerc, to the win on Saturday’s 17-lap race.
Perez used DRS to pass Leclerc on lap 8 and pulled clear to take victory, while Leclerc clung to second ahead of Verstappen, whose car’s floor and side pod were damaged during his clash with Russell earlier in the race.
It’s all to play for at 12:00 pm this afternoon. Leclerc will once again lead the pack off the line with plenty of chaos likely to ensue at the fast-paced track.
Here’s the full starting grid:
1 Charles LECLERC Ferrari 1:40.203
2 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing +0.188
3 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +0.292
4 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.813
5 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +0.974
6 Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin +1.050
7 Lando NORRIS McLaren +1.078
8 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri +1.378
9 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +1.408
10 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren +1.408
11 George RUSSELL Mercedes 1:41.654
12 Alexander ALBON Williams +0.164
13 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +0.605
14 Logan SARGEANT Williams +0.741
15 Guanyu ZHOU Alfa Romeo 1:42.642
16 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +0.775
17 Pierre GASLY Alpine +2.211
18 Nyck DE VRIES AlphaTauri +12.640
Pit lane Esteban OCON Alpine
Pit lane Nico HULKENBERG Haas F1 Team