We’re coming closer to the halfway stage of the 2022 Formula 2 season, and the mighty streets of Baku host round 6 of the year.
Felipe Drugovich comes into the round carrying a lot of momentum, winning 3 of the last 4 races to extend his championship lead over Théo Pourchaire. But with Baku, anything can (and often does) happen, so every point will matter this weekend!
Here are some of the key statistics about Formula 2 in Baku, to get you ready for this weekend’s action!
32 – The points lead Felipe Drugovich holds over Théo Pourchaire coming into this weekend – 6 more than the gap before Monaco
45% – The percentage of the grid who’ve raced at Baku before: Jehan Daruvala, Marino Sato, Liam Lawson, Marcus Armstrong, Jüri Vips, Théo Pourchaire, Felipe Drugovich, Ralph Boschung, Roy Nissany & Richard Verschoor
9 – The number of different winners of GP2/F2 rounds hosted on the streets of Baku
2 – The most wins for a single driver in Baku, held by both Antonio Giovinazzi & Jüri Vips, who took both victories on one weekend, in 2016 & 2021 respectively
4 – The most podiums for a single driver in Baku, held by Nicholas Latifi. He claimed consecutive sprint race podiums from 2017 to 2019, alongside a 2017 feature race podium.
12 – The lowest grid slot for a Baku race winner, when George Russell stormed through the field in the 2018 sprint race
4.1 – The average grid slot for a Baku race winner, considerably lower than other tracks on the Formula 2 calendar
66.7% – The percentage of Baku winners who’ve gone on to become Formula 1 drivers – with 42.8% of all podium standers going on to reach Formula 1
113.635s – The time taken to set the fastest GP2/F2 race lap at the Baku City Circuit, set by Charles Leclerc in 2017
6.003km – The length of one lap of the Baku City Circuit
50 – The total number of laps across the 2022 races – 21 for Saturday’s Sprint, and 29 for Sunday’s Feature Race
6 – The number of Baku winners who’ve since graduated to Formula 1 – Antonio Giovinazzi, Charles Leclerc, Alexander Albon, George Russell, Jack Aitken & Nicholas Latifi
Will 2-time winner Vips make it 3 in a row on Baku’s streets, and will Drugovich extend his championship lead?