- Champion leads Pérez in Red Bull 1-2, George Russell third
- Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz both retire early in Baku
Max Verstappen opened up a 21-point advantage over his teammate Sergio Pérez in the Formula One world championship as Red Bull finished 1-2 in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on a disastrous day for Ferrari.
Verstappen had a troubled start to the defence of a title won in such dramatic fashion last year, suffering early-season reliability issues that have now become a thorn in the side of Ferrari. Charles Leclerc, who started from pole position in Baku and has done so in six of the season’s eight races thus far, led the race until an engine failure after 19 of the race’s 51 laps.
Written by Tony Dodgins
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