The Mexican pilot Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez (Red Bull) achieved a surprising victory this Sunday in the crazy race of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, after what an inopportune puncture ruined the career of the until then leader Max verstappen (Red Bull) and what Lewis hamilton (Mercedes) miss your chance in the relaunch, while the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine) and Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) have finished sixth and eighth, respectively.
Everything was blown up on the Baku street circuit when, with four laps to go, a blowout in the left rear tire in the middle of the straight caused Verstappen, who had taken the lead of the test on lap 13, to leave against the wall and the red flag was waved on the track. With this, he lost any option to achieve his third victory of the course and defend the first position in the World Cup.
Race Direction ruled out relaunching the appointment behind the safety car and all the cars returned to the grid to face a new start and complete a single lap, that opened the options for everyone. However, Hamilton, who started second behind Pérez, instead of being conservative to tie the lead, he sought to overtake him and went on the brakesa, saying goodbye to his options and returning the joy to a Verstappen who watched everything from garages.
Thus, ‘Checo’ sealed his first victory with Red Bull ahead of the German Sebastian Vettel, who gave the first podium to Aston Martin, and the French Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri). For the first time since the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix, the Mercedes did not get on the podium.