F1: Max Verstappen wins Azerbaijan GP

Redbull finishes 1-2 as both Ferrari cars fail to finish the race.

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Max Verstappen wins the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in an exciting race. His Redbull team Sergio Perez finishes second behind him followed by the Mercedes’s George Russell who completes the podium. Only 15 cars finished the race out of 20. Verstappen started from the second row of the grid after finishing 3rd on yesterday’s qualifying. It was a very bad weekend for Ferrari as both of their cars failed to finish the race which will now cost them a massive amount of points in the Constructors championship.

The Ferrari pole sitter Charles Leclerc lost his lead at turn one of the race at the start when Perez overtook him and took over the lead. On Lap 9, the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz suffered a hydraulic issue which forced him to stop the car when he was running 4th in the race. Later on, the race leader Charles Leclerc also had to retire from the race due to a power unit issue making both Ferrari DNF from the race.

The Driver of the Day was awarded to the 7-time World Champion and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton who finished the race 4th while starting from 7th place. The Championship leader Max Verstappen extends his point gap with this victory in Baku and now sits at the top with 150 points ahead of his teammate Sergio Perez who now is 2nd in the standings and has 129 points in the Drivers Championship. In the constructor’s championship, Redbull has extended their lead with the help of Verstappen and Perez and now has 279 points. A bad weekend from Ferrari ensures them no points this weekend and now sits at 2nd place having 199 points with Mercedes closing out on them at 3rd with 161 points. The next race is in Canada which will be held next weekend.

 

 

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