Max Verstappen’s anti-sprint race WARPATH continues in a heated clash with George Russell, Saturday’s shootout debut fails to inspire, and Sergio Perez is a serious title contender – TEN THINGS WE LEARNED at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Sergio Perez took advantage of Max Verstappen’s poorly-timed pitstop to storm to victory in Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix as the Formula One season got back underway following a 28 day break. The Red Bull driver outperformed his team-mate to finish over two seconds ahead of the reigning world champion and ignite the this year’s title race. F1 changed the rules over the sprint race this season so that in effect it counts for nothing more than the eight championship points up for grabs. The Red Bull driver finished the 17 lap event in the same place where he started, finishing third behind team-mate Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. The Mercedes driver ran into the side of Verstappen in the early exchanges of the sprint race, leaving a hole in the side of the Red Bull car, but it was the Dutchman who was at fault. The one person that can stop Max Verstappen’s bid for a third world championship title happens to be the driver he shares a garage with: Sergio Perez.

Follow MotorMouth on social media:
Liked it? Take a second to support Motormouth on Patreon!
Become a patron at Patreon!
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Forgot your details?

Create Account