F1: Sergio Perez wins dramatic Azerbaijan GP after Max Verstappen crashes, Lewis Hamilton runs off track

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F1: In a melodramatic contention astatine Baku, Red Bull's Sergio Perez finished connected the apical measurement of the podium aft his teammate and Championship person Max Verstappen crashed erstwhile starring successful the 47th thigh of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

 Max Verstappen was furious aft  helium  crashed successful  Baku connected  Sunday (Reuters Photo)

F1: Max Verstappen was furious aft helium crashed successful Baku connected Sunday (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sergio Perez won the Azerbaijan GP for Red Bull connected Sunday
  • Championship person Max Verstappen crashed from pb with 4 laps to go
  • 2-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel finished 2nd, Pierre Gasly was 3rd

Sergio Perez won his 2nd Formula One contention astatine the Azerbaijan Grand Prix aft a melodramatic decorativeness to the contention successful Baku. Driver Championship person and Perez's Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen crashed with conscionable 4 laps to go, starring to a restart connected Sunday.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, went disconnected people portion trying to triumph the contention connected the lasting restart successful the two-lap shootout.

Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel took 2nd for Aston Martin aft an awesome thrust aft qualifying 11th. Pierre Gasly was 3rd for AlphaTauri.

Verstappen furious aft crash

It was not the ideal play for Verstappen, who besides suffered a clang during last signifier connected Saturday. Verstappen was 4 laps distant from a 2nd consecutive triumph Sunday erstwhile his Red Bull abruptly slammed hard into the partition with a puncture to his near rear tire. The Dutchman climbed from his car, inspected the tyre and kicked it successful choler earlier stomping disconnected successful disgust implicit the race-changing failure.

Red Bull was furious implicit a 2nd nonaccomplishment of a Pirelli tyre successful the contention and asked for a stoppage to let tyre changes for information reasons. Lance Stroll had crashed earlier successful the contention aft his ain unexpected tyre failure.

Hamilton goes disconnected track

Formula One red-flagged the contention and brought the tract to pit lane earlier deciding to resume with a lasting commencement for a two-lap sprint to the finish.

Perez was the person but Hamilton changeable past him successful his effort to triumph the contention and reclaim the points pb from Verstappen. But helium failed to brake successful the archetypal country and his Mercedes slid disconnected track. Hamilton dropped to 15th, snapping a streak of 54 consecutive races of earning a points presumption finish.

"So sorry, guys," helium told the team.

Sunday's contention was the 2nd red-flagged F1 circular of the twelvemonth aft Valtteri Bottas and George Russell crashed astatine Imola successful April, and the longest suspension since a fiery clang for Romain Grosjean successful Bahrain past twelvemonth caused the contention to beryllium stopped for much than an hour.

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