Liam Lawson takes pole around the streets of Baku, ahead of Juri Vips, and Oscar Piastri. Schwartzman will start on pole position for the first sprint race.
All the drivers went out to put heat into the tires, preparing for their first qualifying laps around the street circuit of Baku. Unlike in Formula 1, the Formula 2 drivers need two preparation laps.
The first one to start a flying lap was Marcus Armstrong, but the first lap times were not the fastest of the session. At the start of the session, some drivers went long into the run-off areas and had to abort their lap.
Unfortunately for Roy Nissany, he could not start the session due to an incident in the Free Practice, while Marino Sato received a three-place grid penalty because he drove to the pit lane with a broken suspension, and the Marshals considered it dangerous driving.
Armstrong was the fastest driver on track after a bit more than ten minutes, followed by Christian Lundgaard and Theo Pourchaire. Outside the top three was Liam Lawson in P4 and behind him Juri Vips in fifth. The top ten was completed by Ticktum, Felipe Drugovich, Robert Schwartzman, Bent Viscaal, and Ralph Boschung.
With twelve minutes to go, the drivers went back on track for the second and last time to grab pole position in Baku. With twelve minutes to go, the drivers went back on track for the second and last time to grab pole position in Baku. The track position was extremely important to gain time with the slipstream but not get stuck in traffic.
Once again, Armstrong was the first one to start the lap, followed closely by Schwartzman. As soon as the drivers closed their first flying lap, it was Lawson in P1, with Vips and Oscar Piastri behind.
However, there was still one lap available for the drivers to improve their lap time. Lawson remained in P1, and he also improved his lap, he kept Vips and Piastri behind him. Pourchaire was fourth, followed by Ticktum, Armstrong, Boschung, Guanyu Zhou, Jehan Daruvala, and Schwartzman in P10. After these results, Lawson grabs four points, while Schwartzman will start on pole position for the first sprint race.
|1||Lawson||Hitech Grand Prix||1:54.217|
|2||Vips||Hitech Grand Prix||+0.138|
|4||Pourchaire||ART Grand Prix||+0.422|
|12||Lundgaard||ART Grand Prix||+1.028|
|13||Beckmann||Charouz Racing System||+1.119|
|20||Samaia||Charouz Racing System||+3.576|