While Sebastian Vettel claimed pole yet again, Lewis Hamilton's improved display suggests Sunday's race could be close in Baku.
Despite starting on pole position, Sebastian Vettel knows Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix will be far from straightforward.
The engineers at Mercedes look set to deal with the demands of Lewis Hamilton in the garage ahead of qualifying in Baku.
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were off the pace in Azerbaijan on Friday, as Daniel Ricciardo's strong form continued.
They clashed infamously at last year's Azerbaijan Grand Prix but Lewis Hamilton says the respect between he and Sebastian Vettel has grown.
Speculation surrounding Ricciardo's potential agreement with Ferrari is "not true," according to the Red Bull driver.
This year's United States Grand Prix weekend will feature performances from pop superstars Bruno Mars and Britney Spears.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel will bring up his 50th Formula One victory if he wins Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner can only wait so long for Daniel Ricciardo to make a decision on his future.
Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton clashed in Baku last year and the Azerbaijani capital looks set for more drama.