The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was a real humdinger of a motor race, with twists and turns and shocks – and shunts, all of which went to prove that the show isn’t over until they wave the chequered flag. Victory went to Lewis Hamilton, but it was not a usual Lewis win, this was a lucky win, but he took it, just as Vettel took a lucky win in Australia. When it comes to fighting for titles, you take every point you can get. The good news for F1 was this was yet another great race, with Ferrari looking like a likley winner until Valtteri Bottas snuck away at the front, making his tyres last in an impressive fashion. He was in the running when the two Red Bulls wiped each other out in spectacular fashion and a Safety Car was scrambled. That gave Valtteri a free pit stop and suddenly he had victory inthe palm of his hand, if he could hold off Vettel, who was running behind him. At the restart Vettel made a huge move but it all went wrong and he went wide at the first corner. He avoided hitting the wall (just) but by the time he had scrambled back on track he was behind Bottas, Hamilton and Raikkonen. A lap later Bottas had a puncture and was out, leaving Lewis in charge, while Sergio Perez did a remarkable job to overtake Vettel and grab third. Further back Carlos Sainz was fifth ahead of the Sauber of Charles Leclerc, who drove an excellent race and Fernando Alonso who grabbed sixth on the last lap by forcing his way ahead of Lance Stroll’s Williams. The final points went to Stoffel Vandoorne and Brendon Hartley in the Toro Rosso.
– We look at the Dan Ricciardo’s exciting times
– Will Ferrari really quit Formula 1?
– We look at F1 in China
– We remember the first victory for a rear engined car in Formula 1, back in 1958
– JS argues that Formula 1 should happen in Paris
– DT reports on a brilliant idea in Azerbaijan
– Peter Nygaard snaps away merrily in a scenic city
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