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Lewis Hamilton cleared by stewards at F1 Azerbaijan GP qualifying

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2022 - 18:33

Lewis Hamilton was cleared by F1 stewards after an investigation into whether he drove unnecessarily slowly during qualifying at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc earned pole position for Ferrari, ahead of Red Bull pair Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc.

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15:58

Vettel taps the barrier at Turn 15 but manages to get going again.

15:56

Order after the Q2 runs: Sainz, Leclerc, Verstappen, Perez, Gasly, Russell, Vettel, Alonso, Tsunoda and Norris.

Hamilton, Ocon, Ricciardo, Zhou and Bottas in the bottom five.

15:55

Sainz takes to the top with a 1m42.088s, 0.094s ahead of Leclerc.

15:54

It's a 1m42.227s for Verstappen, a few hundredths between the two Red Bulls.

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Q2 is now underway.

15:49

Albon not happy with Alonso

"He has to get penalised this guy. He has to. He was doing it on purpose. He was driving slow on purpose."

15:44

Out in Q1: Magnussen, Albon, Latifi, Stroll and Schumacher.

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Bottas moves up to 15th and he's through to Q2!

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Well here we go... who can improve at the end of Q1?

15:41

I'd be surprised if too many drivers take the chequered flag in time.

15:40

Q1 is back underway with 2:30 on the clock.

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Hamilton is at the front of the queue.

15:35

The session will resume in five minutes. 

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15:32

Two amateur mistakes from the Canadian to bring out the red flag.

15:30

Red flag - Stroll has crashed in the first sector.

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Albon, Bottas, Latifi, Stroll and Schumacher are in the bottom five currently. 

15:29

Hamilton slots into eighth for Mercedes, 1.2s down on Verstappen.

15:28

A pitlane incident between Magnussen and Schumacher will be investigated after the session.

15:27

Verstappen goes qucikest with a 1m42.722s, 0.011s ahead of his teammate.

15:26

Perez returns to the top with a 1m42.733s, 0.132s ahead of Leclerc.

15:25

Leclerc returns to the top of the timesheets with a 1m42.865s.

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Zhou moves up to fifth in the Alfa Romeo; Bottas stays in the bottom five in 17th.

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