15:12 – Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli expects a one-stop strategy to be favoured by teams once more at the upcoming round of the championship in Azerbaijan this weekend.

With sole supplier Pirelli having produced more durable rubber this season, four of the seven Grands Prix held in 2017 have been won by drivers adopting one-stop strategies.

For the race around the streets of Baku, Pirelli anticipates the trend will continue, with Nico Rosberg having stopped once en route to victory 12 months ago, switching from Super Softs to Softs after 21 laps.

Pirelli’s choice of Super Soft, Soft and Medium tyres mirrors last year’s selection for the visit to the Baku City Circuit, the second-longest track on the calendar.

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