How to watch the 2022 Azerbaijan GP: F1 race start time, TV schedule and live streams


The full F1 TV channels and live stream timings for the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix


Green light for the formation lap before the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku. Photo: Grand Prix Photo

The pendulum of the Formula 1 championship fight looks to have swung in Red Bull’s favour, with four consecutive victories for the Milton Keynes outfit.

Following Sergio Perez’s win in Monaco, Red Bull now leads Ferrari by 36 points, with Max Verstappen topping the driver’s standings by nine points.

Ferrari has shown that it has the pace in qualifying, but has been struggling to convert its recent pole positions to victory. Azerbaijan – where Charles Leclerc was on pole last year – presents another chance for the Scuderia, but Baku features the longest straight on the F1 calendar and Red Bull have the edge when it comes to power output.

To see the next instalment of this thrilling championship fight, below are the timings you need for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

How to watch the 2022 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

You can either watch the action live, or catch-up with the highlights later on. All the timings for the Azerbaijan GP are below, with it listed in BST.

Live TV: Sky Sports F1 will broadcast each session live with the weekend starting on Friday afternoon for the first practice session.

Live stream: The action can be streamed using the Sky Go app for anybody that is subscribed to Sky Sports F1. The live coverage can also be watched via a sports membership to Now TV.

Highlights: Highlights of qualifying will be shown at 10pm on Saturday night via Channel 4. They will then show highlights of the race the following evening. However, for a faster recap of all the action, the official Formula 1 YouTube channel will upload shorter highlights soon after each session has ended.

Qualifying Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Start time 3.15pm 12pm
Live coverage From 2pm, Sky From 10:30am, Sky
Highlights 10pm, C4 6:30pm, C4

Where to watch every session

Sky Sports F1 will broadcast each session live, including pre- and post-race coverage. Sunday’s Grand Prix will also be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, as well as the full build-up, but not the post-race coverage. Channel 4 will broadcast none of the practice sessions and only highlights from qualifying and the race.

Sky Sports F1 – Live

Friday: FP1 – 11:30am | FP2 – 2:45pm

Saturday: FP3 – 11:45am | Qualifying – 2pm

Sunday: Grand Prix – 10:30am

Channel 4 – Highlights

Saturday: Qualifying – 10pm

Sunday: Grand Prix – 6:30pm

How to stream

Existing Sky subscribers can stream the action using the Sky Go app. The coverage is also available via Now TV with a sports membership and you can stay up-to-date with the action regardless of your location.

The app can be downloaded on mobile and tablet devices, as well as specific gaming consoles. Weekend passes are also available which give you access to each live session including the pre- and post-race coverage.

Who will win?

It would be quite easy to say one of the Red Bull drivers considering the momentum they have built.

Max Verstappen is the championship leader and had won three consecutive races heading into Monaco, but then a superb performance from Sergio Perez – helped by a strategic error from Ferrari – gave Red Bull another victory.

In addition to that, Red Bull has a good record around the Baku Street Circuit with a win there last year and considering the more than 1.3-mile length of that start-finish straight — the longest on the F1 calendar — that should suit the RB18 with their pace in the speed trap.

However, if the past two races have taught anything, it’s that anything can happen whether that’s an out-of-the-blue retirement — Charles Leclerc in Spain — or an error with strategy — again Leclerc in Monaco.

So never rule out Ferrari, whether that’s Leclerc or Carlos Sainz, with the Italian outfit determined to halt Red Bull’s momentum and re-gain the lead of this championship.

How many laps is the Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

There will be 51 laps for this year’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. It is a 3.73 mile circuit resulting in a total race distance of 190.23 miles on a track where there are two DRS zones. The first one is down the start-finish straight, with the second being between turns two and three.

However, as seen in the recent Monaco Grand Prix, if, for whatever reason, the full 51 laps are unable to be completed, then there will be a maximum race length of 120 minutes.

2022 Azerbaijan GP session times

(All times BST)

Friday 10 June Saturday 11 June Sunday 12 June
F1 Free Practice 1 – 12pm

Free Practice 2 – 3pm

Free Practice 3 – 12pm

Qualifying – 3.15pm

Grand Prix – 12pm


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