Azerbaijan GP: Thursday's build up in pictures

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Just like in Monte Carlo, Formula 1 returns to Baku after a two-year hiatus. But apart from being a street track, there is little in common between the two venues, which implies that Sunday's proceedings may look quite different to what fans enjoyed two weeks ago in Monaco.

Check out our first batch of pictures from the Azerbaijan GP, round 6 of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship.