Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton on Sunday won the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, after his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas lost the lead with two laps to go due to a puncture.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who had led the championship before coming to Baku and looked to be on course for a 50th career win and third out of four this season, started on pole position but finished fourth in the race. Basically, Vettel attempted to do lunge down the inside of Turn 1 but he locked up and ran wide at the corner, which allowed Lewis Hamilton to past him.
Red Bull’s Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who was last year’s winner in Baku and also in China two weekends ago, smashed into the back of team mate, Max Verstappen in a lap 40 collision which ended the race for both of them. This is a real shame to Red Bull as they’re currently third in the championship and are now behind Mercedes by fifty fifth points.
“It was a really quite an emotional race. It was very fortunate today. It feels odd to be up here but I’ve got to take it. I didn’t give up, I kept pushing. To come out with a win, I feel incredibly grateful. You have to take the ups with the downs. I can’t complain that I won.” – Lewis Hamilton (Quote from Formula1.com)
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