2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Round:
4
Weather:
Cool, dry and sunny
Laps:
51
Fastest Lap:
Bottas, 1m45.149
Country:
Azerbaijan
Circuit:
2018 season:
Report

The Red Bull drivers cost Sebastian Vettel victory and seemed to have handed it to Valtteri Bottas. But that’s not what fate had in store and Lewis Hamilton’s Melbourne ill luck was certainly paid back to him here. A piece of late race debris punctured the tyre of his race-leading team-mate, giving Hamilton back what his earlier lock-up error had cost. But that contest would really only have been for second place had it not been for a safety car that allowed Bottas to pit virtually for free and cost Vettel’s Ferrari what would have been a textbook victory.

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