Baku — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas is expecting Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix to produce more drama than 2016, when Nico Rosberg cruised to victory from pole position, and says that drivers will not be put off by the track’s reputation. In 2016, despite driver complaints about the safety of the Baku circuit, 18 of 22 cars finished the challenging anti-clockwise track, which runs along the shores of the Caspian Sea and around the walls of the medieval old town. "We got kind of lucky," Bottas told a media conference on Thursday. "There was not much action. It’s a track where, normally, things will happen, so my guess is that we’re going to see a bit more of a mess than before." In 2016, Bottas’s Mercedes teammate, title contender Lewis Hamilton, started the race in 10th after clipping the barriers during qualifying, leaving his main rival Nico Rosberg on pole, and able to cruise to victory in a subdued race. Haas driver Romain Grosjean agreed that this season’s race should be mor...

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