2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: F1 race Results, Winner & Report

Top 3 Azerbaijan 2018: 1. Hamilton, 2. Raikkonen, 3. Perez

Event: Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Track:  Baku street circuit.

Weather:  Dry  17.1ºC
Tarmac: Dry 26.9ºC
Wind speed : 31.6 km/h
Humidity: 45.3%

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the 2018 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix for the first time in his career. It was his 63rd formula 1 victory, his first win of the 2018 season and the 78th F1 victory for Mercedes.

At the start all cars got away clean, but In turn 3 of the first lap there were a few incidents which caused the safety car to deploy. Ocon and Sirotkin had to retire, Raikkonen pitted for a new nose and Alonso for a new nose and 2 punctures. Hartley Grosjean, Perez, Magnussen en Ericsson also made did a pitstop.

The safety car returned to the pit at the end of lap 5 and the race restarted when Verstappen passed Ricciardo and had a good fight on his hands with Carlos Sainz in the Renault who was driving on a softer compound and also had passed Ricciardo.

In the 11th lap Hulkenberg hit the wall in turn 7 and retired with a broken left rear suspension. In Lap 16 Carlos Sainz pitted to get rid of the ultra's and return to the track on the soft yellow tyres.

At the beginning of lap 22 Lewis Hamilton had a full lock to get into turn 1 and left the track. He pitted ride after this incident to get rid of the heavy vibrations the flat spots generate.

Daniel Ricciardo collides with Max Verstappen's Red Bull RB14 in Azerbaijan 2018

Daniel Ricciardo collides with Max Verstappen's Red Bull RB14 in Azerbaijan 2018

Race leader Sebastian Vettel didn't react to the pitstop of Hamilton and was able to drive good lap times until lap 30, when he got fresh soft tyres to drive to the finish.

In lap 36 Ricciardo had a good tow from his team mate Verstappen on the long straight to pass him with 344 km/h. He pitted for ultra's in lap 38 to attack the guys in front. A lap later Verstappen also got the purple ultra's and came back on the track in front of team mate Ricciardo.

The lap after Ricciardo wanted to pass his team mate again on the long straight with DRS. He did his best, but got blocked by Verstappen and then drove into the back of Verstappen's Red Bull RB14. Both drivers had to retire from the race! The safety car deployed again to clean up the track while Valtteri Bottas was able to pit quickly when the safety car deployed and kept the lead in front of Vettel.

Romain Grosjean had a very bad afternoon when he was waving his car over the track and lost control to crash into the wall behind the safety car when he tried to warm-up his tyres. In lap 4? the safety car came in and Valtteri Bottas got passed by Sebastian Vettel at the end of the long straight to take the lead, but out braked himself and lost 2 places.

Next lap (50) race leader Bottas his right rear tyre blew up and retired his Mercedes from the race, while Sergio Pérez passed Vettel for P3.

 

Azerbaijan F1 GP Results
FP1 2018 Azerbaijan
FP2 2018 Azerbaijan
FP1 2018 Azerbaijan
Qualifying 2018 Azerbaijan
Startgrid 2018 Azerbaijan

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Classification 2018 Azerbaijan GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
144United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:43:44.39151
2
25
27Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari01:43:46.75151
6
18
311Mexico Sergio Pérez
India Force India01:43:48.31551
8
15
45Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari01:43:49.62051
1
12
555Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
France Renault01:43:51.80651
9
10
616Monaco Charles Leclerc
Switzerland Sauber01:43:53.44951
13
8
714Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren01:43:55.22251
12
6
818Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Williams01:43:56.83751
10
4
92Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
United Kingdom McLaren01:43:58.44351
16
2
1028New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Italy Toro Rosso01:44:02.32151
19
1
119Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Switzerland Sauber01:44:02.80351
18
0
1210France Pierre Gasly
Italy Toro Rosso01:44:09.01151
17
0
1320Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas01:44:24.95451
15
0
1477Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes01:38:22.44448
3
0
DNF8France Romain Grosjean
United States HaasSpun off42
20
0
DNF33Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red BullCollision39
5
0
DNF3Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red BullCollision39
4
0
DNF27Germany Nico Hülkenberg
France RenaultSpun off10
14
0
DNF31France Esteban Ocon
India Force IndiaCollision0
7
0
DNF35Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin
United Kingdom WilliamsCollision0
11
0

Penalties:

  • Kevin Magnussen (Haas) no. 20 10 sec. penalty for causing a collision

Fastest lap: 1:45.149 min by Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes W09) no. 77 in lap 48
Highest speed: 344.4 km/h by Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull RB14)


Below you can see the how the race went virtually. Watch Sergio Pérez climb to rd place.


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