SERGIO PEREZ unexpectedly won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, one of the craziest Formula One races in recent years.
After the leader Max Verstappen hit the wall at Red Bull, the game was interrupted three laps before the end.
Prior to that, Verstappen had been in control of the game and was in a good position to win and expand his lead in the overall standings. But his left rear tire burst, and then he hit a wall and had to finish the game. The Dutchman was not injured.
At halftime, his teammate Sergio Perez ranked second, and Mercedes’ current world champion Lewis Hamilton ranked third. All the drivers went to the pits and the guards cleared the track and removed the Red Bull vehicles.
The game restarted after more than half an hour. There were three laps left, one of which was a warm-up lap and two laps were the game.
Before the end of the race, Perez started from first place, ahead of Hamilton, Vettel, Gasley, Leclerc, Kakuda, Norris, Sainz, Ricard and Alonso. At the time, there were 17 of the 20 drivers. Name participated in the competition.
In such a short period of time, another person he liked fell. Lewis Hamilton lost second place on the first lap of braking and only finished 15th.
Hamilton had a good start from the second position, leveling with Perez from the inside before braking on the first lap, but he braked too late, stretched straight and fell behind. So neither he nor Verstappen scored in today’s game.
This is Perez’s second Formula 1 victory after Sakhir GP in 2020. Vettel won the runner-up and first podium for Aston Martin. This is after the 2020 Ferrari Turkish Grand Prix and Formula 1 The first time after the car’s 122nd place.
Gasley finished third for AlphaTauri, starting from fourth and finishing fourth when Ferrari played Leclerc, and Norris finished fifth for McLaren.
Alonso returned to F1 in sixth place and achieved Alonso’s best result, while Kakuda was in seventh place and achieved his best result in Formula One for AlphaTauri, ahead of Ferrari’s Thain The latter won 15th place due to a mistake at the start of the game.
Ricardo scored ninth for McLaren and Raikkonen scored the first point of the season for Alfa Romeo.
The French Grand Prix is two weeks later.