Well, what do you know? Lewis Hamilton is on the pole for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Naturally, Ferrari is on the second row with Kimi Raikkonen starting third and Sebastian Vettel fourth. The McLaren-Hondas are... near the back. The full lineup is here.
I’m a big F1 fan. I watch every race every season except when I can’t due to illness or travel. I’m not planning to watch the Azerbaijan race tomorrow. Not before I find out whether or not it’s as big of a snoozefest as last year. I’ve seen my share of dull races. Last year’s was the dullest I can recall. Even the US Grand Prix where only 6 cars ended up racing was better, if only for the visuals and the apocalyptic pronouncements of the commentators.
The fact that it’s held in an oil kleptocracy with an abysmal human rights record (is there any other kind?) only seals the deal.