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Max crashes out of lead in Baku with tyre blowout

Max Verstappen was well on his way to victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, that was until his left-rear tyre failed in dramatic fashion. The Dutchman had joined pole-sitter Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez in a battle at the front during the opening stint in Baku. Verstappen was able to pass Leclerc on-track, and aided by a slow pit stop for Hamilton, he then completed the overcut on the Briton, picking up the de facto lead. On Lap 30 Lance Stroll triggered a Safety Car when his rear-left hard tyre failed, causing a huge shunt for the Aston Martin driver down the main straight, which he thankfully emerged from unhurt. By this stage Verstappen was running P1, and once...
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