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Build-up to Baku for the F1 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2022 - 19:41

Crash.Net bring you the latest news, gossip and talking points ahead of the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Williams have become the first F1 team of 2022 to be fined for breaching cost cap regulations.

And a very impressive Michael Schumacher all-time record is set to be broken...

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Winners in Baku

2021 - Sergio Perez (Red Bull)

2019 - Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

2018 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2017 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

2016 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

Race winner Sergio Perez (MEX) Red Bull Racing celebrates with the team in parc
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Bottas hoping Alfa can make the most of the Baku chaos

Valtteri Bottas is hopeful that Alfa Romeo can make the most of the chaos in Azerbaijan this weekend to claim the team's first podium since their days as Sauber in 2012.

“Baku is a place with both good and bad memories for me, so I definitely hope to add some more of the pleasant kind this weekend,” said Bottas. “It’s crucial we can have a trouble-free weekend: we have been having some good results despite some Friday issues so far, and if we were to fix these, we could really see the full potential of our package.

“We know we can fight towards the front when we do it and it has to be the aim here as well. This is a track that can produce some chaotic races so we will need to be ready to make the most of any opportunity. It could be a lot of fun on Sunday.”

Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Alfa Romeo F1 Team on the drivers parade. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Monaco Grand Prix,
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Lewis Hamilton turns film producer!

The F1 star is set to team up with Brad Pitt.

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Helmut Marko has spoken again...

The Red Bull consultant said about Mercedes: “The dangerous thing is the potential seems to be there. And once that can be called up over a race distance, then they'll be right up there or right at the front.”

(L to R): Dr Helmut Marko (AUT) Red Bull Motorsport Consultant and Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing. Formula 1 World
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Michael Schumacher record to be broken

The F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix will result in an all-time record, set by the legendary Schumacher, being broken...

- Mercedes Team photograph, Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1
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A great week for Sergio Perez turns sour...

He won the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, signed a new Red Bull contract with a pay rise, but has now issued a public apology to his wife for a "bad party" where his celebrations got a bit too wild...

Race winner Sergio Perez (MEX) Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Monaco Grand
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Williams cost cap fine EXPLAINED

What is the F1 cost cap?

Why are driver salaries not included?

What did Williams do wrong?

Which teams want to ditch the cost cap?

Nicholas Latifi (CDN) Williams Racing FW44. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, Monaco,
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Williams fined for cost cap breach

The British F1 team have been fined £20,000 for breaking rules for the 2021 season.

The cost cap, imposed by the FIA, was then £115m and has been lowered to £111 this season.

Williams committed a breach by failing to provide their full accounts by the March 31, 2022, deadline.

Alexander Albon (THA) Williams Racing FW44. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, Monaco,