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Azerbaijani Grand Prix
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Follow the Azerbaijani Grand Prix live with Eurosport. The race starts at 13:00 on 12 June 2022. Find race results, standings, stats, scores and track info. Keep up with the top F1 drivers and teams including Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Valteri Bottas (Mercedes) and Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing).
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MAX VERSTAPPEN WINS BAKU GP

A well-earned but easy win for the Dutchman.

In second is Perez, who picks up the fastest lap point.

Barring disaster Russell is third, Hamilton fourth. A dreadful weekend for Ferrari as they face up to reliability concerns with 2/3 of the season remaining.

49/51 

VERSTAPPEN REPORTS PROBLEM

He reports he feels something under his feet that felt 'tiny' but feels nothing major has changed.

48/51 

STROLL CALLED IN

The Aston Martin driver is asked to retire after the team spotted technical problems. He was nowhere near the points.

47/51 

VERSTAPPEN ALMOST CERTAIN TO CLAIM VICTORY

Almost 20 seconds clear now.

46/51 

RICCIARDO GIVEN PERMISSION TO ATTACK ALONSO

Norris is told if his teammate can't get past the Alpine he'll hand over eighth place.

44/51

HAMILTON INTO FOURTH

With DRS on the straight, Hamilton sweeps by. Third and fourth for Mercedes now.

44/51 

GASLY TOLD NOT TO WORRY IF HAMILTON PASSES

He's told by his team that fifth is a good result and there's not too much to be upset about if Hamilton usurps him.

43/51 

HAMILTON CLOSING IN ON GASLY

He's 0.623 seconds and closing in on the AlphaTauri, and will soon have DRS available. Fourth is looking probable.

41/51 

VERSTAPPEN TOLD NOT TO USE DRS

With rear wing problems for Red Bull, he's been told to keep it relaxed.

40/51 

HERE'S HOW MAGNUSSEN RETIRED

This is what happened to the Haas.

39/51 

TSUNODA BACK OUT!

No DRS, he's told, after they issued some gaffer tape for the split. It seems as if the FIA are going to tell the AlphaTauri team to stop mucking about. Let's see...

38/51

BLACK AND ORANGE FLAG FOR TSUNODA

Car 22 has been told to come in after his rear wing split, which is too dangerous for him to stay out. The team will have the option to repair but essentially it will lead to his retirement.

37/51 

PEREZ SETS FASTEST LAP TIME

12.5 seconds behind the race leader, but it seems unlikely he can make a meaningful impact on the gap from here.

35/51

GREEN FLAG WAVED

The action starts again, and Hamilton is told to expect a second a lap advantage on Gasly, who has not taken a new set.

34/51 

RED BULLS PIT

Taking advantage of the virtual safety. Russell comes in as well. Hamilton looks likely to come in, and here he is. Gasly staying out.

33/51

VERSTAPPEN WELL CLEAR

A 10 second gap here, meaning that there is no need for Perez to race and force an issue for the team.

Kevin Magnussen goes slowly down a straight and pulls in on the left, and Haas is out. Yellow flag, another enging problem. Zhou, Magnussen, and both FErraris. Keep an eye on the Alfas.

31/51 

VERSTAPPEN TOLD TO KEEP FOCUS

The team radio passes on encouragement to the current champion, who needs to make sure he has his wits about him.

30/51 

HAMILTON

'ARGH! My back is killing me!' Hamilton complains on the team radio. He's in the top five with a good half of the race left. It's hard to see him staying on for another season with this.

26/51

HAMILTON INTO FIFTH

He attacks Ricciardo down the inside on a left turn, and he makes the most of his relatively fresher tyres.

12:48 

FERRARI OUT

Here's Leclerc giving up.

24/51 

ZHOU CALLED IN

He's asked to box with another technical issue, and he appears utterly FED UP with the news. Is this another Ferrari technical problem?

23/51 

VERSTAPPEN EXTENDS LEAD

He's 5.5 seconds clear, Russell is 10 seconds behind Russell in third. His teammate Hamilton is in sixth, just behind Ricciardo.

20/51 

LECLERC ENGINE FAILURE

That's it, a disaster for the Italian team. 'Problem, problem, engine.'

He rolls off into the pits, and it's a straight Red Bull scrap.

19/51 

VERSTAPPEN PITS

Leclerc takes the lead, and they're both on hards. Perez is a few seconds behind him.

12:37 

HAMILTON INTO NINTH

He passes Ocon on the inside after trailing him for the past seven laps.

17/51 

PEREZ PITS

Leclerc into second.

15/51 

VERSTAPPEN PASSES PEREZ

Leclerc is well behind, 11 seconds, but he is faster than the Red Bull pair. The Dutchman sweeps past his teaamate to take the lead though.

13/51 

VETTEL LOCKS UP

He flies off the track on turn three and swiftly gets back on track, behind Tsunoda. Hamilton, who pitted, is in 10th.

12/51 

YELLOW FLAG TAKEN OFF

The race is back on in earnest. Leclerc has dropped to third after pitting. He's on hards now.

9/51

SAINZ IS OUT

He's struggling to restart his car after running off at turn four. Another disaster, another failure.

7/51 

PEREZ - 'STRUGGLING FOR TRACTION'

A potential opportunity for both Leclerc and Verstappen here.

5/51 

DRS ENABLED

But Verstappen is hunting him down now. Leclerc is on the defensive now. Perez has the chance to pull away.

4/51 

SAINZ - 'RED BULL IS QUICK'

The front three are pulling away.

12:09 

WATCH THE START

Here's how Perez got pole.

3/51 

HAMILTON SEVENTH

Latifi has a 10 second stop-start penalty, in 19th.

Russell is in fifth, and no major changes otherwise so far.

2/51 

PEREZ BUILDING A LEAD

Already it's 1.3 seconds between Perez and Leclerc, meaning Verstappen could be struggling if he doesn't pass Leclerc soon.

1/51

OFF WE GO

Leclerc gets off well, but locks up and Perez takes first. Verstappen holds off Sainz, but the Dutchman is already looking to attack.

12:00

FORMATION LAP

The cars are out to warm up their tyres.

11:55 

ZESTY TEMPERATURES AHEAD OF THE RACE

Forget porpoising, there could be a more pressing physical drivers for the race.

11:45 

LECLERC ON POLE-WINNING LAP

We're 10 minutes away from the greenlight, and formation lap will be soon.

11:35 

HAMILTON ON, ER, PORPOISING TOO

Everyone's having their say.

11:30 

RICCIARDO ON PORPOISING

While the focus is on the Mercedes, it's a problem that remains for other drivers too.

11:15 

HOW THEY LINE UP

Here's the starting positions for all the drivers, with the race due to start in 45 minutes.

11:09 

AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX - AS IT HAPPENED