F1: ‘Checo’ Perez re-asserts himself as the ‘King of the Street Tracks’ in Baku

mexican pilot Sergio “Checo” Perezfrom the Austrian team Red Bullgot it second triumph calendar for 2023 Formula 1 in that Azerbaijan Grand Prix and gives a golden finish to the weekend, where he was also crowned in the first sprint race of the year.

Czech‘ also became the first two-time winner on the Baku trackafter winning in 2021 also with Bullsand was voted by the fans as the best day rider.

He big prize began without difficulty or change in tip, with ferrari from Charles Leclerc At the forefront and accompanied Red Bull Verstappen and a Mexican who closes the top three.

However, the tifosi were unable to gain a time advantage over the championship leader with the Bulls and, for fourth roundusing excellent speed RB19 With DRS, Verstappen finally stole first position without complications.

For the sixth round Mexican repeated dose of Monegasque with open DRS and Austrian team sentenced one or two more in the championship but did not dare with anything, after the foreman, Christian Hornerconclude before the race that both pilots were free to “fight for positions”.

For Lap 11, Verstappen was the first stop in ‘pits‘ And Perez took a tip, but safety carafter giving up AlphaTauri from Nick Devriesalso brought the Ferrari closer and left all parts ready for an interesting relaunch.

Most of the riders entered the box for their first stop and the positions were saved, with ‘Czech’, first, Leclerc, secondAnd Verstappen, thirddropping only two positions, despite his misfortune.

Three laps later (14 of 51) the action resumed in Azerbaijan and it only took Verstappen two turns to reach the finish line. Second place and start chasing your partner with more running.

But ‘Czechreturned to put on a perfect performance, and keeping his distance from Mad Max, he never saw the back of any car again, driving his RB19 towards checkered flag after 51 laps excellent treatment, which confirm it as “King of the Streets”.

For its part, the Monegasque from Ferrari signed his first podium of the year to close the gap on some Red Bull who have dominated the 2023 championship by winning the four races (two for each driver) that have been held so far.

Verstappen it keeps championship leaderbut after the excellent finish of his partner, his gap was reduced to a few six points and despite the fact that there is still much to be done, the dream of the first Mexican champion in history persists.

He top 10 belonging Azerbaijan Grand Prix was completed like this:

1. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
2. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
4. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)
5. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
6. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
7. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
8. George Russell (Mercedes)
9. Lando Norris (McLaren)
10. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)

Source: Aristegui Noticias