Max Verstappen finished fourth but crucially ahead of this team-mate Ricciardo who finished on seventh.
Red Bull struggled entire with tyre degradation and they fished 53 seconds behind the winning Mercedes, with upgraded Renault-power unit.
“This was not a bad race. Yet it is unfortunate that we have no podium, but we had too much degradation. We had to make the best it and they succeeded.” Max said following the race
“At the first corner I braked a little earlier, and then I saw it happen to me with Hamilton and Rosberg. I could connect and catch up with him outside after I was third.”
“The first pit stop was planned for lap 20. We would continue until the end of the softs but I had too much wear so I had to come in. We had no choice to go on ultra soft.”
When asked about the battle with championship leader Nico Rosberg, Verstappen replied: “That fight was good I had to use a lot of battery Rosberg to keep behind me, he was really much faster when braking I was already at the limit and I saw him shoot and I thought wow! When I was sure of fourth place. I’m going with a laugh towards Baku.”
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