European F1 Grand Prix
  • European F1 Grand Prix
  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Nico Rosberg of Germany driving the (6) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo leads at the start of the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Nico Rosberg of Germany driving the (6) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo, leads Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer, Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) and the rest of the rest of the field at the start during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP), Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) and the rest of the field at the start during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Felipe Massa of Brazil driving the (19) Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo, Daniil Kvyat of Russia driving the (26) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 Ferrari 060/5 turbo, Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo and others at the start during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Nico Rosberg of Germany driving the (6) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo leads Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer, Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP), Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) and the rest of the field at the start during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Daniil Kvyat of Russia driving the (26) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 Ferrari 060/5 turbo leads Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo, Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer, and Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo battle for position on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Nico Rosberg of Germany driving the (6) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo leads Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Nico Rosberg of Germany driving the (6) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Nico Rosberg of Germany driving the (6) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo leads Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer and the rest of the field during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg steers his car at the Baku City Circuit, on June 19, 2016 in Baku, during the European Formula One Grand Prix. / AFP / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives the Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Sergio Perez of Mexico drives the 1 Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • From R: Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo, Scuderia Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen steer their cars at the Baku City Circuit, on June 19, 2016 in Baku, during the European Formula One Grand Prix. / AFP / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico driving the (21) Haas F1 Team Haas-Ferrari VF-16 Ferrari 059/5 turbo, Fernando Alonso of Spain driving the (14) McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team McLaren MP4-31 Honda RA616H Hybrid turbo, Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Belgian-Dutch driver Max Verstappen (R) steers his car in front of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton at the Baku City Circuit, on June 19, 2016 in Baku, during the European Formula One Grand Prix. / AFP / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) leads Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer, Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) and Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) leads Felipe Massa of Brazil driving the (19) Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
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  • From R: Scuderia Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel, Scuderia Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen and Sahara Force India F1 Team's Mexican driver Sergio Perez steer their cars during the European Formula One Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku. / AFP / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain drives the 4 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo next to Romain Grosjean of France and Haas F1 during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Romain Grosjean of France driving the (8) Haas F1 Team Haas-Ferrari VF-16 Ferrari 059/5 turbo, Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer and Pascal Wehrlein of Germany driving the (94) Manor Racing MRT-Mercedes MRT05 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo battle for position on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • European F1 Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 18: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during qualifying for the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 18, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
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  • Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg steers his car at the Baku City Circuit, on June 19, 2016 in Baku, during the European Formula One Grand Prix. / AFP / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Daniil Kvyat of Russia driving the (26) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 Ferrari 060/5 turbo leads Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton steers his car at the Baku City Circuit, on June 19, 2016 in Baku, during the European Formula One Grand Prix. / AFP / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Valtteri Bottas of Finland drives the 7 Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Felipe Massa of Brazil drives the 9 Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo battle for position on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer battles for position with Nico Hulkenberg of Germany driving the (27) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg (L) and Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo steer their cars during the European Formula One Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku. / AFP / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Belgian-Dutch driver Max Verstappen (R) steers his car in front of Scuderia Toro Rosso's Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr at the Baku City Circuit, on June 19, 2016 in Baku, during the European Formula One Grand Prix. / AFP / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Nico Hulkenberg of Germany driving the (27) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo leads Felipe Nasr of Brazil driving the (12) Sauber F1 Team Sauber C35 Ferrari 059/5 turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • From R: Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton, Haas F1 Team's French driver Romain Grosjean, McLaren Honda F1 Team's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso, Sauber F1 Team's Brazilian driver Felipe Nasr and Sahara Force India F1 Team's German driver Nico Hulkenberg steer their cars during the European Formula One Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku. / AFP / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Nico Hulkenberg of Germany drives the 7 Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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European F1 Grand Prix - Qualifying
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 18: Nico Hulkenberg of Germany driving the (27) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during qualifying for the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 18, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 18: Felipe Massa of Brazil driving the (19) Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during qualifying for the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 18, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 18: Felipe Massa of Brazil driving the (19) Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during final practice before the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 18, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg steers his car at the Baku City Circuit, on June 19, 2016 in Baku, during the European Formula One Grand Prix. / AFP / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates his win in parc ferme during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
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  • Winner Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg (C) celebrates next to second placed Scuderia Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel (L) and third placed Sahara Force India F1 Team's Mexican driver Sergio Perez after the European Formula One Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku. / AFP / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 19: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP, Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Sergio Perez of Mexico and Force India celebrate on the podium during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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Formula 1 teams had no setup data or tire information for the six-kilometer Baku City Circuit hosting the European Grand Prix, and that's the reason for much of the weekend's excitement. Nico Rosberg snatched pole position after Mercedes-AMG Petronas teammate Lewis Hamilton hit the wall during qualifying. When the lights went out, Rosberg put in a clinical drive way out front to score his second career grand slam: pole position, leading every lap, fastest lap, and victory.

Sebastian Vettel put in a similarly lonely drive in his Ferrari to second. The German had little to do on track other than get around his teammate on Lap 28, and that came courtesy of team orders.

 Sergio Perez of Mexico drives the 1 Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Sergio Perez started from second on the grid, but a gearbox change after clouting the wall during Free Practice dropped him to seventh. The Mexican cut his way through the field after his sole pit stop on Lap 17 of the 51-lap race, passing Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen for third on the final lap. It's Perez's second podium in three races after finishing third in Monaco. Force India has five podium finishes in its eight-year history, and Perez's name is on four of them.

Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) leads Felipe Massa of Brazil driving the (19) Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Räikkönen followed in fourth. Stewards hit the Finn with a five-second penalty for crossing the pit-entry line during the race, so even if Perez hadn't passed him on track, Räikkönen would have been classified fourth.

Hamilton's up-and-down weekend ended with a burst of radio messages and a whimper. He climbed from tenth on the grid to fifth in the race, then his energy recovery system began harvesting in the wrong places. The snafu cost Hamilton two seconds per lap compared to the leaders. The trouble came from a switch turned to the incorrect position, but the FIA ban on driver assistance meant Hamilton's engineer couldn't tell the driver how to fix the problem. At one point when Hamilton said he was going to reset the whole car, his engineer replied, "Um, we don't advise that, Lewis." Hamilton finally found the proper setting on Lap 43, but turned the engine down again when he realized he couldn't catch the leaders. Mercedes said that Rosberg had the same issue, but Rosberg fixed it on his own.

Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo battle for position on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Valtteri Bottas got his Williams across the line four seconds behind Hamilton. Red Bull teammates Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen couldn't get their tires to work, forcing both racers to pit twice before finishing seventh and eighth. A shame for Ricciardo, the Aussie in second place in the opening stages and staying clear ahead of Vettel before having to pit his Red Bull.

Nico Hülkenberg got into another first corner incident with Haas' Esteban Gutíerrez, but went from 12th on the grid to ninth at the finish. Felipe Massa scored the final point for Williams in tenth.

Radio communications were the story of the race, and observers and analysts were left wondering if the FIA went too far with its ban. Both Hamilton and Räikkönen suffered because of improper settings, both had to sort the issue out on their own. Fernando Alonso said the ban is ridiculous with today's "spaceship" cars, yet it's likely no fan wants to go back to the days of engineers telling drivers to brake ten meters later or short-shift out of a particular corner to save an engine. Interested parties are probably already working on a compromise.

 Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) on track during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Ferrari did ok with second and fourth places, but the Italian team still needs consistent pace to challenge Mercedes; Rosberg gained a second per lap on Vettel when he wanted to and finishing 16.6 seconds ahead without pushing all out. The scarlet team isn't letting the Silver Arrows run away in the Manufacturer's Championship – 258 point for Mercedes, 177 for Ferrari – but the Italians need a revolutionary advance soon to have a chance of overhauling the Germans this year.

The rumored big change to happen next year at Ferrari is Perez replacing Räikkönen. The Mexican now has seven podiums to his name, matching the total for former F1 driver and compatriot Pedro Rodriguez. It's a coup for Perez to even be part of such a rumor, proof he really has resurrected his career at Force India after a terrible season at McLaren.

As for the Baku circuit, it surprised through lack of surprises. The whole field got a clean start, the Safety Car got the day off, the 1.3-mile long front straight turned passing into DRS battles. Sauber's Felipe Nasr kissed one of the walls about midway though, otherwise, the race was uneventful. We'll see if the FIA makes changes to the circuit for next year.

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates his win in parc ferme during the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 19, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan

Rosberg's win gets him back to 24 points ahead of Hamilton, 141 to 117. The German has nine career wins, the second-most of any current non-championship-winning driver behind Massa with 11 wins. Vettel stays close in the driver's title race with 96 points.

Austria hosts the next race in two weeks – Rosberg won it last year, he'll be even more anxious to do it again this year. We'll see you then.

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