He Azerbaijan Grand Prix It was the scene of the first race sprint of the 2023 season that was lived intensely due to the opportunity it offers all the drivers and teams to add extra points to the race and where Sergio Checo Pérez was crowned the winner followed by Charles Leclerc from Ferrari and in third, his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen .
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The competition started with Leclerc, Checo Pérez, Verstappen, Russell and Sainz in the first five positions; When the start of the competition arrived, the pilots launched themselves with everything to pass; George Russell de Mercedes he pounced on the two-time champion Mad Max he even touched his vehicle without major consequences.
Just two laps into the start of the sprint a yellow flag was presented when the car from Tsunoda lost his right rear tire; when the competition restarts, Czech took advantage of the loss of rhythm of his teammate Verstappen to separate from him and attack Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
The strategy of Red Bull and Czech it allowed them to be in first place after seven laps of the 17 that make up the race; the Mexican driver managed the ten remaining turns and kept the leclerc until you reach the checkered flag first.
With this victory, Checo gets 8 more points to get closer to the leader of the drivers’ championship.