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Max Verstappen after successful the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.© AFP

World champion Max Verstappen led a Pink Bull 1-2 in Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix in a doubtlessly key second of the title race after Charles Leclerc and Ferrari endured one other dose of raceday distress. Sergio Perez had jumped pole sitter Leclerc to the primary flip earlier than Verstappen took management as first the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz after which Leclerc retired with engine issues. George Russell took third with teammate Lewis Hamilton fourth for Mercedes who suffered badly from bouncing on the streets of Baku this weekend.

Verstappen’s fifth win of the season tightened his grip on the drivers’ standings with Perez now transferring into second, 21 factors behind, whereas the luckless Leclerc slipped to 34 factors adrift.

“Was {that a} good drive or was {that a} good drive?” a happy Verstappen requested over the staff radio, conscious that he had ended his Baku jinx having by no means made the rostrum on any of his earlier visits.

It was a memorable day for Pink Bull who at the moment are 80 factors away from Ferrari within the constructors’ championship forward of spherical 9 of the season in Montreal subsequent week.

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