The reigning Formula 1 champion, the Dutchman Max Verstappen, from Red Bull, won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. His partner, the Mexican Checo Pérez, entered second.
Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, the two Ferrari men, they withdrew due to problems in their cars. Thus, Red Bull extends its distance in both classifications of the 2022 World Cup.
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The 24-year-old Verstappen scored his 25th F1 victory, his fifth of the year, by leading Red Bull’s third ‘double’ of the season; in a race that ‘Checo’ finished second -signing his twentieth podium in the queen category- and the Englishman George Russell (Mercedes), third; ahead of his compatriot and teammate Lewis Hamilton, fourth this Sunday in Azerbaijan.
In a race in which both Ferrari drivers dropped out – the Spaniard Carlos Sainz, who started fourth, due to a hydraulic problem; and Monegasque Charles Leclerc, who did it from pole position, by one in the power unit- Red Bull extended its advantage in both championships.
Verstappen now leads the Drivers’ World Championship with 150 points, 21 more than his Mexican teammate, which rose to second place in the contest; and the Austrian team leads the Constructors’ World Championship with 279 units, eighty more than Ferrari.
The other Spaniard, the double Spanish world champion Fernando Alonso (Alpine), who had started tenth, finished the race in a very creditable seventh position. Ahead of him crossed the finish line the Frenchman Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri), who was fifth, and the quadruple German world champion Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin), sixth this Sunday in Baku.
The two McLarens of the Australian Daniel Ricciardo and the Englishman Lando Norris finished eighth and ninth, respectively; and Frenchman Esteban Ocon, Alonso’s teammate in Alpine, also entered the points, finishing in tenth position.
The next Grand Prix, the Canadian Grand Prix, will be held next weekend at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
1. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull 1hr 34min 05.941K
2. Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull at 20,823
3. George Russell GBR Mercedes 45,995
4. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 71,679
5. Pierre Gasly FRA Alpha Tauri 77,299
Drivers’ World Cup
1. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull 150 points
2. Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull 129
.3. Charles Leclerc MON Ferrari 116
.4. George Russell GBR Mercedes 99
5. Carlos Sainz ESP Ferrari 83
1. Red Bull 279 points
4. McLaren 65
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