Lewis Hamilton inherited victory after Red Bull Racing’s intra-team crash turned the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on its head.
Motorsport has but one golden rule: don’t hit your teammate.
Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo will apologize to their Red Bull Racing team for their crash in Azerbaijan, but both want to retain their freedom to race each other for the rest of the season.
Red Bull Racing’s qualifying deficit to the more powerful Ferrari and Mercedes cars won’t matter in the race because the slipstream effect in Baku is so powerful, says Daniel Ricciardo.
Daniel Ricciardo is prepared to fight for victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after topping the second Friday practice session, but the Australian is prepared to lose his pace advantage in qualifying.
Daniel Ricciardo put Red Bull Racing atop the Friday free practice timesheet in Azerbaijan, pipping Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen by less than a tenth of a second. The Australian captured the fastest lap just 15 minutes into the session with the supersoft tire and remained in control through the qualifying simulation runs on ultrasoft rubber.
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