Welcome at RN365

You are logged in. Benefit directly from all the benefits of your account:

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits

Welcome at RN365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
fri 26 mar - sun 28 mar
  • 1 HAM LAP 56
  • 2 VER + 0.745
  • 3 BOT + 37.383
ita
fri 16 apr - sun 18 apr
  • 1 VER LAP 63
  • 2 HAM + 22.000
  • 3 NOR + 23.702
bhr
por
fri 30 apr - sun 02 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 29.148
  • 3 BOT + 33.530
ita
esp
fri 07 may - sun 09 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 15.841
  • 3 BOT + 26.610
por
mco
thu 20 may - sun 23 may
  • 1 VER LAP 78
  • 2 SAI + 8.968
  • 3 NOR + 19.427
esp
aze
fri 04 jun - sun 06 jun
  • 1 PER LAP 51
  • 2 VET + 1.385
  • 3 GAS + 2.762
mco
fra
fri 18 jun - sun 20 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 53
  • 2 HAM + 2.904
  • 3 PER + 8.811
aze
aut
fri 25 jun - sun 27 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 HAM + 35.743
  • 3 BOT + 46.907
fra
aut
fri 02 jul - sun 04 jul
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 BOT + 17.973
  • 3 NOR + 20.019
aut
gbr
fri 16 jul - sun 18 jul
  • 1 HAM LAP 52
  • 2 LEC + 3.871
  • 3 BOT + 11.125
aut
hun
fri 30 jul - sun 01 aug
  • 1 OCO LAP 70
  • 2 HAM + 2.736
  • 3 SAI + 15.018
gbr
bel
fri 27 aug - sun 29 aug
  • 1 VER LAP 1
  • 2 RUS
  • 3 HAM
hun
nld
fri 03 sep - sun 05 sep
  • 1 VER LAP 72
  • 2 HAM + 20.932
  • 3 BOT + 56.460
bel
ita
fri 10 sep - sun 12 sep
  • 1 RIC LAP 53
  • 2 NOR + 1.747
  • 3 BOT + 4.921
nld
rus
fri 24 sep - sun 26 sep
  • 1 HAM LAP 53
  • 2 VER + 53.271
  • 3 SAI + 62.475
ita
tur
fri 08 oct - sun 10 oct
Quali sat 09 oct
Race sun 10 oct
rus
usa
fri 22 oct - sun 24 oct
Quali sat 23 oct
Race sun 24 oct
tur
mex
fri 05 nov - sun 07 nov
Quali sat 06 nov
Race sun 07 nov
usa
bra
fri 12 nov - sun 14 nov
Quali sat 13 nov
Race sun 14 nov
mex
Fallback flag
fri 19 nov - sun 21 nov
Quali sat 20 nov
Race sun 21 nov
bra
sau
fri 03 dec - sun 05 dec
Quali sat 04 dec
Race sun 05 dec
Fallback flag
are
fri 10 dec - sun 12 dec
Quali sat 11 dec
Race sun 12 dec
sau
Start Turkish GP
Days
Hour
Min.
Sec.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2021

Masi doesn't share Rosberg's views on dangerous Baku pit entry

Both Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen suffered tyre failures on the main straight in Baku. The two drivers didn't come close to the pit entry, which Nico Rosberg feels is one of the scariest places he's driven an F1 car.

Article
To news overview © Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images

Nico Rosberg believes the pit entry at the Baku City Circuit is one of the most dangerous places on the F1 calendar, however race director Michael Masi has disputed those claims.

In the lead up to the race the former F1 World Champion completed a virtual lap in Azerbaijan, noting that driving past the entry at speeds of 350km/h made it one of the scariest places he's ever driven an F1 car.

“I’m going to show you one of the places which I always found the most dangerous of the whole year,” Rosberg said on his YouTube channel.

“It was quite scary. You’re arriving down here now at 350 kph, now look what’s on the left [the pit entry], imagine something breaks on the car here. You’re at 350 kph, on the left there, just four metres to the left, there’s just a wall and it’s facing you. If something breaks and you’re in that wall, it’s the end, there’s no more you.

“This is one of the most scary places I’ve ever driven an F1 car in."

Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen suffered tyre failures prior to the pit entry during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, and while Rosberg's concerns were once again brought to the forefront, Masi highlighted that the track meets all the FIA safety requirements.

"No, I disagree with that comment," Masi told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media.

“The pit entry and the entire circuit has been designed, and is homologated by the FIA as a Grade 1 circuit and fulfils all of the various safety requirements that the FIA has within its regulation requirements."

RN365 News dossier F1 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

The latest news about the Azerbaijan Grand Prix straight from the Baku City Circuit.

0 comments

    x
    Breaking Horner admits to enjoying Wolff's frustration