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Valtteri Bottas' tweet after cruel puncture costs him Baku GP win

30 April, 2018, 03:25 | Author: Greg Wolfe
  • Red Bull's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with the trophy after the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2017

It was Sunday morning just after 8 am (EDT) with ESPN2 providing live coverage of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as the Formula 1 [VIDEO] teams took to the streets in the city of Baku.

Ferrair's Kimi Raikkonen came in second with Force India's Sergio Perez in third - the most successful Mexican driver in F1.

Hamilton, the reigning world champion who started second on the grid behind Vettel, now leads his German rival by four points in the drivers' standings after four races of the season.

Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari looked set to turn pole position into a victory until a second Safety Car intervention left him lunging to pass Valtteri Bottas and locked up and ran off.

Carlos Sainz Jr scored his best result with Renault in fifth after battling ahead of the Red Bulls early on with an excellent stint on ultrasofts.

"These tyres are done", complained Hamilton, who pitted to switch to "softs" after 22 laps, rejoining third behind Bottas, but ahead of Verstappen.

The Red Bulls continued providing thrills as they fought for fourth, Ricciardo passing Verstappen outside Turn One before the Dutch tyro regained the place inside Turn Two.

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A tense and high-speed conclusion was clearly in prospect before, after their pit-stops had reversed positions, Ricciardo rammed into Verstappen under braking for Turn One on lap 41.

Speaking after qualifying, Hamilton said: "The Ferrari has been so dominant in the last couple of races pace-wise so we knew they would be very quick here which they have been all weekend and also Red Bull look pretty promising". Ricciardo went to the right and as Verstappen went there too to cover him off, the Chinese GP victor went to the left. Sadly for Red Bull, it ended with both drivers out of the race. Hamilton and Raikkonen did the same, setting up a sprint race to the finish between the top four drivers.

After a start in cool, windy conditions that made it hard to get enough grip, the safety vehicle was out nearly immediately on lap 1 as several cars collided in the middle of the pack.

Bottas had been left in the lead when first Hamilton, then Vettel, stopped for fresh tires.

The ensuing safety auto was a lengthy affair, mainly because Romain Grosjean inexplicably lost the rear of his Haas warming his tyres on the straight from Turns 13 to 14 and slammed into the wall from sixth position. Vettel determined to overtake Bottas for the win, overcooked his move and ran deep.

The Aussie qualified fourth in Saturday's session, just edging out team mate Max Verstappen after progressing through the first two segments without any major drama and enjoying a "decent" last effort in Q3. Lance Stroll ("Williams") - +12,5469.

Charles Leclerc did some great work in his Sauber - and it was no wonder he had some choice bits of vocabulary as he celebrated his sixth place.

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