How Hamilton's Baku weekend fell apart

How Hamilton's Baku weekend fell apart

On pure pace, Lewis Hamilton looked set to walk Formula 1's first Baku weekend, but for a variety of reasons the European Grand Prix fell out of his grasp and into Nico Rosberg's lap

Things were looking so good for Lewis Hamilton until qualifying for the European Grand Prix came around.

Formula 1's inaugural visit to Azerbaijan was shaping up to be a Hamilton victory parade. A super-high-speed street track with lots of tricky slow-speed corner entries seemed to be playing to his strengths under braking. He'd topped every practice session despite refusing to walk F1's newest circuit, and completing only limited laps of Baku in the Mercedes F1 simulator beforehand. But then qualifying happened.

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