Max Verstappen shares Charles Leclerc Ferrari worry despite Red Bull’s Azerbaijan GP win

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MAX VERSTAPPEN stretched his benefit atop the Drivers’ Championship by successful the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen shares Charles Leclerc Ferrari worry despite Red Bull's Azerbaijan GP win

Max Verstappen shares Charles Leclerc Ferrari fear regardless of Pink Bull’s Azerbaijan GP win (Picture: GETTY)

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Max Verstappen has admitted Pink Bull can not get carried away regardless of a fifth successive Formulation One race win for the staff in Azerbaijan. Verstappen clinched his fourth win within the final 5 races in Baku and his first at this circuit.

The Pink Bull driver grew to become the sixth totally different winner of the Baku race and was helped by a double Ferrari DNF with Carlos Sainz, on lap 9, and Charles Leclerc, on lap 20, each compelled to retire. Leclerc had an influence unit failure whereas main the race.

After crossing the ending line, Verstappen mentioned: “Was {that a} good race or was {that a} good race? You inform me. Wonderful consequence for the staff. Actually pleased with that.” Verstappen is now 21 factors clear within the championship standings with Sergio Perez second.

The Mexican, who completed P2 in Azerbaijan, is 13 forward of Ferrari’s Leclerc. The Monegasque’s nine-point deficit to Verstappen pre-race is now a 34-point hole. However Verstappen remains to be cautious of a response from the Prancing Horse in Canada subsequent Sunday.

Max Verstappen shares Charles Leclerc Ferrari worry despite Red Bull's Azerbaijan GP win

Max Verstappen shares Charles Leclerc Ferrari fear regardless of Pink Bull’s Azerbaijan GP win (Picture: GETTY)

The Dutchman mentioned: “You possibly can by no means make up what you misplaced final yr however immediately we had an unimaginable automotive and we may actually take care of the automotive and chip away at it and cross for the lead. In fact additionally a tiny bit fortunate with the retirement. However our automotive was actually fast immediately so I may’ve closed that hole then you will have a race in your fingers.

“General, actually pleased with how the stability of the automotive was immediately. Tyre behaviour along with basic grip of the automotive, that is what you want round right here, then you may take care of your tyres.

“A one-two as a staff as effectively, it is a actually good day for us. I believe each weekend is a bit totally different, you actually should be exact and on it for the little issues for the race administration as effectively. It may swing round each race weekend.”

Second-placed Perez mentioned: “Sadly we missed the digital security automotive cease, there was some miscommunication and we had been a bit too late. We had been a bit unfortunate there.

“On the restart I simply had an excessive amount of deg on the medium tyre, the deg was extraordinarily excessive for me. We’ve to grasp what occurred there. Actually Max was loads stronger immediately on that medium stint.

“A whole lot of issues to assessment however nonetheless an excellent staff consequence. I believe it was the suitable name by the staff [not to fight] as a result of Max was a bit additional forward on the time. It is a good staff consequence On this race something can occur however we managed a one-two in order that’s an important staff consequence.”

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