Trackside view, August 2021

Monaco and Azerbaijan presented Formula 1 with back-to-back street circuits, but of very different natures. After technical troubles, tyre blowouts and brake issues aplenty, we have a new championship leader...

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Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc winds through the streets of Baku; he led for the first two laps

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Race report

If Monaco was short on thrills, Baku delivered by the bucketload

Word on the beat

Has Mercedes unwittingly recorded the world’s longest pitstop?

Tactical analysis

Baku gave both rear wing dilemmas and tyre traumas

Johnny Herbert

“The first thing you know about a failure is when you hit the barrier”

Tech insight

It was a world of wings in Azerbaijan, but which shape does what?

News in brief

Tricky turns in Baku are on the up, while Paul di Resta got annoying

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