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Baku FP1: Verstappen holds off Ferrari duo

Max Verstappen signalled that his dominance in Monte Carlo might carry over to the streets of Baku after the Red Bull driver topped the standings at the end of FP1 for the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Although two vastly differing city centre race tracks, the RB16B was hot in Verstappen's hands as he blasted around the ancient city in 1:43.184 on the Pirelli soft tyres to claim the top spot on the timing screens at the end of the hour session. He might have even gone faster in the session had an errant Nikita Mazepin not got in his way. Nevertheless, it was a mere 0.043 of a second shy of Charles Leclerc in the Ferarri, who set his best time on the harder tyres. Carlos Sainz was third...
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