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Verstappen: Perez showed ‘how it should be done’ to win F1 titles

Verstappen was on course to claim his third win of the season and extend his lead over main title rival Lewis Hamilton in Baku before he suffered a dramatic tyre failure while leading with five laps to go.  But when Hamilton failed to capitalise on Verstappen’s retirement after making an uncharacteristic error, it was the Dutchman’s Red Bull teammate Perez who picked up the pieces to score his first win for the team.  Baku marked the first occasion this season that Perez had been able to fight at the very front of the grid, having run in a solid second place after leapfrogging Hamilton in the pits.  With both Mercedes drivers finishing out of the points, the result ensured...
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