Baku, June 17, AZERTAC
Lewis Hamilton led the field in the first Formula One practice session at the new Baku City Circuit.
Lap times improved quickly throughout much of the session on the recently-laid surface. Hamilton set his best time on a set of super-soft tyres, then spoiled a succession of laps with minor errors at turn one and turn three.
Nico Rosberg ended up three-tenths of a second off his team mate while Valtteri Bottas showed well for William on the soft tyre compound, finishing up six-tenths of a second down on Hamilton.