Perez wins Azerbaijan GP after Verstappen crashes

Race winner Sergio Perez passes his team celebrating on the pitwall during the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 06, 2021 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Race winner Sergio Perez passes his team celebrating on the pitwall during the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 06, 2021 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Image: Francois Nel/Getty Images

Mexican Sergio Perez won a dramatic stopped and re-started Azerbaijan Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday after a tyre blowout denied team mate Max Verstappen victory and Lewis Hamilton failed to score.

Verstappen, whose crash halted the race with two laps remaining, kept his four-point championship lead over Mercedes' Hamilton after the seven-time world champion ran off the track at the re-start.

Sebastian Vettel finished second for Aston Martin and Pierre Gasly third for AlphaTauri.


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