Sergio Perez Wins Restarted Azerbaijan GP After Pink Bull Max Verstappen Crashes Out
Pink Bull’s Sergio Perez received a drama-filled and chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday after his teammate Max Verstappen had a high-speed crash, resulting in the race getting halted for a while. Verstappen remained unharmed however was seen extraordinarily disillusioned and dejected as a result of he was headed for victory earlier than the crash occurred with simply three laps to go. That is Perez’s first win for Pink Bull and solely the second of his profession. Surprisingly, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who was P2 after the crash, didn’t even end in High 10 with Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel and Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly ending second and third, respectively.
The drama on the streets of Baku left Verstappen retaining the lead within the drivers standings.
Perez mentioned: “I’m so completely satisfied for at this time. Usually Baku is fairly loopy however I’ve to make an apology to Max.
“He deserved the win at this time and it might have been good for the staff to get a 1-2 however the win is a improbable outcome.
He inherited the lead when his teammate Verstappen’s left rear tyre shredded triggering a high-speed crash within the straight as he was set to money in on his second straight win and third of the season.
“Tyre,” shouted a distraught Verstappen on the team radio.
After a red-flag stoppage lasting over half an hour to clear debris from Verstappen’s stricken car the grand prix resumed with a two lap sprint to the chequered flag.
Hamilton looked to have the measure of Perez but spun off at turn one leaving Perez to collect an unlikely win.
Pole-sitter Charles Leclerc came in fifth and Hamilton out of the points like Verstappen in 15th.
(With AFP inputs)
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