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Max Verstappen wins F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - as it happened

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2022 - 19:44

Max Verstappen won the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - but Red Bull team orders are the big talking point again.

Verstappen was able to pass teammate Sergio Perez to move into the lead.

Meanwhile both Ferraris failed to finish the race!

And Lewis Hamilton was left in pain due to porpoising...

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12:19

Sainz has stopped at Turn 4. Disaster for the second Ferrari driver.

12:18

The order on Lap 8: Perez, Leclerc, Verstappen, Sainz, Russell, Gasly, Hamilton, Vettel, Tsunoda and Alonso.

12:16

Leclerc is told:" And we think Perez in front is struggling with traction."

 

12:15

Verstappen remains in DRS range of Leclerc but remains a couple of car lengths behind.

12:13

Verstappen has DRS again on Lap 6 but can't get close enough to make a move.

12:11

Verstappen is now in DRS range of Leclerc for P2.

12:09

10-second stop-go for Latifi for a pit lane infringement. 

12:08

Perez has a 1.9s lead over Leclerc after the opening three laps; Verstappen is one-second off Leclerc in third.

12:06

Albon overtakes Bottas for 15th into Turn 1. 

12:05

Order on Lap 1: Perez, Leclerc, Verstappen, Sainz, Russell, Gasly, Hamilton, Vettel, Tsunoda, Alonso.

12:04

Perez leads into Turn 1 ahead of Leclerc and Verstappen.

12:04

It's lights out and away we go for the 2022 Azerbaijan GP.

Who will cone out on top?

12:03

Starting grid incident involving Latifi has been noted - no more information on that just yet.

12:02
12:01

The formation lap is underway.

12:00

Hards for Ricciardo, Ocon, Bottas, Stroll and Schumacher; mediums for everyone else.

11:58
11:52

Verstappen is our tip for the win this afternoon!

11:45

Previous winners at Baku City Circuit:

2016 - Nico Rosberg
2017 - Daniel Ricciardo
2018 - Lewis Hamilton
2019 - Valtteri Bottas
2021 - Sergio Perez
2022 - ????

11:44

It's now time for the national anthem of Azerbaijan! Not long to go now until lights out.

11:44

Will Red Bull make it five in a row or will Ferrari hit back?

The race gets underway in just over 15 minutes.

11:33
11:30

30 minutes until lights out for the Azerbaijan GP.

11:28

A reminder of the drivers' standings:

Verstappen - 125
Leclerc - 116
Perez - 110

11:26