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Baku has earned a reputation for being one of the more hectic tracks on the F1 calendar, producing a variety of chaotic Grand Prix (2017, 2018, 2021) in its relatively brief history in F1. 

Race strategy doesn't usually play a role in the Baku GP's unpredictable nature, with the street circuit's unforgiving nature being a more significant factor in producing such unforgettable races.

Still, reacting to the ever-changing conditions of the race is critical in Azerbaijan, so teams must be alert and adjust their strategies to any potential safety cars or virtual safety cars, which are relatively common at this circuit.

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In theory, the Baku GP should be a fairly standard one-stop, with most drivers expected to start on the medium tyre before switching to hards until the end of the race.

Flexibility will be critical for today's Grand Prix, with a safety car always offering the opportunity of a free pit stop and valuable time over rivals. It is worth noting that track position is not especially important given the overtaking prospects at Azerbaijan.

Lesser teams might consider starting on hards in the hope of capitalising on a late safety car to compensate for their lack of pace. Those already in relatively strong starting positions will likely opt for the more conservative strategy.

Race strategy may be completely disrupted once the lights go out, so a variety of possibilities will have to be accounted for.

A highly unpredictable race is still far from guaranteed, with the 2016 and 2019 F1 Grand Prix in the Baku city circuit producing relatively uneventful contests, showing that nothing can be taken for granted.