Race Analysis – A Grand Prix of two races

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix consisted of two races, and Sergio “Checo” Perez won the second and most important one. Leclerc’s lead did not last long as Hamilton swept by the Ferrari on the second lap. At the end of lap 10 Hamilton pitted and Verstappen led in Baku for the first time ever. Verstappen stopped for tires at the end of lap 12, and that out Perez out front. The order was now: Verstappen, Perez, Hamilton, Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), Gasly and Leclerc. On lap 40 the order was now: Verstappen, Perez, Hamilton, Vettel, Gasly and Leclerc. The safety car came out, but then officials red flagged Race 1 at the end of lap 48. The pace car led leader Perez, Hamilton and the rest around for a lap and they formed on the grid for the restart.

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