It was bad luck for Sebastian Vettel of
Ferrari as he was relegated to 4th spot and was not able to get his
third win of the season in Baku in Azerbaijan, thanks to a collision between
the two Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen. Instead it was
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton who managed a podium finish as he came in first
followed by Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.
Good luck prevailed for Force
India’s Sergio Perez as he came in third. Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes was also
robbed of victory after running over debris and picking up a puncture – it
handed the win to team mate Lewis Hamilton, whose triumph over Kimi Raikkonen
gave him the championship lead,.
As the race started there was immense drama as
Force India’s Esteban Ocon and Williams’ Sergey Sirotkin were out of contention
as Ocon went into the wall after contact with Raikkonen as the Ferrari tried to
pass at Turn 3, while Sirotkin ran into the rear of Force India of Perez,
before getting pinched between Alonso’s McLaren and Nico Hulkenberg’s Renault.
The two Red Bull drivers made
a disastrous contact on lap 40 when a frustrated Daniel Ricciardo ran into the
rear of team mate Max Verstappen as he attempted to pass the Dutchman on the
high-speed run down to Turn 1.
FORMULA 1 2018 AZERBAIJAN
GRAND PRIX - RACE RESULT
POS DRIVER CAR PTS
Hamilton MERCEDES 25
Räikkönen FERRARI 18
Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 15
Vettel FERRARI 12
Sainz RENAULT 10
Alonso MCLAREN RENAULT 6
Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 4
Vandoorne MCLAREN RENAULT 2
Hartley SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA 1
Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 0
Gasly SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA 0
Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 0
Bottas MERCEDES DNF
Grosjean HAAS FERRARI DNF
Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER DNF
BULL RACING TAG HEUER DNF
Hulkenberg RENAULT DNF
INDIA MERCEDES DNF
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