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Azerbaijan GP - Race: Victory for Perez, heartbreak for Verstappen and Hamilton.

Sergio Perez wins an absolutely mental race in Baku, followed by Sebasian Vettel and Pierre Galsy.

Charles Leclerc in P4, followed by Lando Norris in P5 and Fernando Alonso in P6. Completing the Top 10, Yuki Tsunoda in P7, followed by Carlos Sainz in P8, Daniel Ricciardo in P9 and Kimi Raikkonen in P10.

With both Mercedes outside the top 10, Red Bull extended their leading margin in the Constructors Championship, being now 26 points ahead of Mercedes.

Max Verstappen didn't finish the race due to a tyre failure, and Lewis Hamilton didn't score any points, as he lost the brakes at the restart, so there's no changes on the lead at the Drivers Championship. However, Sergio Perez managed to step up to P3, ahead of Valtteri Bottas.

Race Highlights (by lap):

Pre Race: Max Verstappen has been given permission to switch his starting set of tyres. During FIA weighbridge check yesterday, paint was pulled on to his Q2 set, making it not suitable for racing, so he changed to another used set.

Lap 1: Lewis Hamilton passed Charles Leclerc for P1 on the main straight, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez do as well in the following laps.

Lap 12: Lewis Hamilton pitted and lost position to both Red Bulls, running at P3 after the stops.

Lap 31: Lance Stroll hit the barriers on the main straight, forcing a Safety Car out. Lance is ok, race resumed after 5 laps.

Lap 35 (Race Restart): Max Verstappen kept both Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton behind, and extended his margin.

Lap 48: Max Verstappen suffered a suspected tyre failure, bringing his race to an end, and forcing another Safety Car out.

Lap 49: The race got red flagged, and resumed at 18:10 local Baku time.

Lap 50 (Race Restart): Lewis Hamilton lost the brakes at Turn 1, dropping to P18.

Post Race: Sebastian Vettel got the fans' vote for Driver Of The Day.

Full Race Classification:

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