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Rosberg wins the inaugural Baku F1 race



Rosberg wins the inaugural Baku F1 race

Rosberg wins the inaugural Baku F1 race

Nico Rosberg wins the inaugural Baku Grand Prix with a pole to flag drive in clean air, Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez round off podium.

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton just fifth, Rosberg leads title by 24 points.

Force India’s Sergio Perez passed Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen on the penultimate lap and took third.

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton made up several places early after starting tenth, but a problem with the Mercedes hybrid power system – and his team’s inability to tell him how to fix it – saw him finish fifth

The Briton, who had sounded increasingly petulant, fixed the problem but finished fifth in a race billed as the European Grand Prix.

Australia’s Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo finished seventh, having started the race in second on the grid…. more to follow


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