Rosberg extends his championship lead to 24 points; Vettel second ahead of Perez; Hamilton just fifth after power deployment issues
Nico Rosberg led from start to finish as the Mercedes driver secured an untroubled victory in F1’s first ever race in Baku.
Courtesy of his 19th F1 win, Rosberg now leads the world championship by 24 points after his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton finished a distant fifth.
By leading every lap from pole position and registering the race’s lap fastest lap, Rosberg also completed the second ‘grand slam’ of his F1 career on a near-perfect day for the German.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was second with Sergio Perez rounding off the podium.
Despite knowing that Kimi Raikkonen would be hit with a five-second penalty for crossing the pitlane entry, Perez secured the seventh podium finish of his rejuvenated F1 career in style by overtaking the Finn on the final lap.
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