Race, Modern
JUN 13th 2022

Damien Smith

Five talking points from an anti‑climactic Azerbaijan GP

“Was that a good race – or was that a good race?” said Max Verstappen after taking the chequered flag on Sunday for the 25th victory of his Formula 1 career, and his first on the streets of Baku. No wonder he was in such fine spirits. Not only had he added a fifth win out of the eight races run so far this year, yet again Ferrari had contrived to do him a massive favour: Charles Leclerc had been let down yet again, this time by a catastrophic engine failure. Verstappen could barely believe his luck.

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