Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend.
The weekend began badly for Sergio Perez when he hit the wall and ended badly when he was hit by his team mate.
Felipe Massa showed Perez the right way past turn eight. The kerb on the left was eased after Friday’s running.
Baku’s two-way section remains another distinctive part of the track.
The weekend was a bit of an uphill struggle for the world championship leader. Sebastian Vettel was out-qualified by his team mate then came to blows with his title rival in the race. Even so Vettel left Baku with an increased lead in the world championship.
Lewis Hamilton held his lead from pole but trouble was brewing behind him.
Valtteri Bottas tangled with Kimi Raikkonen and dropped to last place with damage. Amazingly he recovered to finish second.
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel
The world championship contenders fought for the lead but it came to a messy end.
The race restarts were frantic. Just before the second Vettel ran into the back of Hamilton (note his missing front wing elements) and then swiped the side of the Mercedes. Nonetheless he held off Massa and the Force Indias to keep a hold on second place. Note Esteban Ocon’s broken T-wing.
Daniel Ricciardo and Lance Stroll
From the chaos, Daniel Ricciardo emerged a surprise winner from tenth on the grid. And he found a new ‘Shoey’ victim…
That was Lance Stroll, who despite being passed by Bottas on the line made it onto the podium for Willians.
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2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
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- “Lost all respect for the FIA” – Hamilton endorses fan’s view on Vettel ruling
- Vettel issues formal apology for Baku clash with Hamilton
- Vettel avoids further sanction over clash with Hamilton
- ‘No change’ at Force India: Drivers still free to race despite costly Baku clash