2018 Azerbaijan GP Live

29 April, 2018 - 15:12

That wraps up our coverage of the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Thanks for joining us this weekend and we'll be back for more F1 action in Spain in a fortnight's time. 

29 April, 2018 - 15:08

While Perez, who finished third here in 2016, says he is "speechless" after taking Force India's first podium for two years. 

29 April, 2018 - 15:07

Raikkonen, who finished second, said: "The start wasn't ideal for me. It was a difficult race after that and it wasn't very easy."

29 April, 2018 - 15:06

Race-winner Hamilton says it feels "strange" to have won such a chaotic race and admits he was not at his best this weekend, before adding: "But I'll take it."

29 April, 2018 - 15:05

Here is our report from that action-packed race...

29 April, 2018 - 15:03

Despite being off the pace all weekend, Hamilton takes a remarkable victory in Baku. The Briton now leads Vettel in the championship by four points. 

29 April, 2018 - 15:00

Well Baku has well and truly served up another thrilling race. 

What a topsy-turvey start to the 2018 F1 season! Time to breathe after that madness...

29 April, 2018 - 14:59

Sainz is fifth for Renault, Leclerc takes sixth and scores his first points in F1, ahead of Alonso and Stroll, who scores Williams' first points of the year. 

Vandoorne finishes ninth ahead of Hartley, who scores his first F1 point. 

29 April, 2018 - 14:57

Hamilton crosses the line to win in Baku! That's his and Mercedes first win of 2018!

Raikkonen comes home in second, with Perez holding off Vettel for the final spot on the podium. 

29 April, 2018 - 14:55

Replays show Bottas run over some debris on the main straight, causing his race-ending tyre. 

29 April, 2018 - 14:55

We are on the penultimate lap as Sainz snatches fifth from Leclerc, but the rookie is still on course for his first points in F1. 

29 April, 2018 - 14:53

Hamilton now leads from Raikkonen while Perez is third! Vettel is fourth ahead of the Sauber of Leclerc in fifth. 

29 April, 2018 - 14:52

Vettel is struggling and loses a place to Perez. 

Bottas has a puncture and drops out of contention! Drama in Baku as Hamilton now leads the race! 

29 April, 2018 - 14:51

Bottas leads a Mercedes one-two with Raikkonen third.

Vettel, now fourth, reports a big flat-spot. 

29 April, 2018 - 14:51

We are racing again in Baku! 

Bottas lead the field away but Vettel locks up into Turn 1 and runs wide! Hamilton passes the German and loses out to Raikkonen as well! He's down to fourth. 

 

29 April, 2018 - 14:49

The Safety Car is coming in at the end of lap 47. 

29 April, 2018 - 14:48

We remain under Safety Car with five laps to go but Grosjean's stricken Haas has been placed onto the back of the recovery truck, which is trying to find a route off the circuit. 

29 April, 2018 - 14:40

Grosjean loses control of his Haas while weaving to warm up his tyres and hits the wall. He's OK but out of the race as the Safety Car continues to circulate. It will be tight as to whether we can go green again before the end of the race. 

29 April, 2018 - 14:38

Grosjean has crashed under the Safety Car!

29 April, 2018 - 14:34

Raikkonen also took on a fresh set of tyres. The top four all now running on ultrasofts and will be racing until the end for the race win. What an ending to this race we could have in store!