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.

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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.

POS DRIVER NATIONALITY CAR PTS
1 Nico Rosberg GER MERCEDES 141
2 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES 117
3 Sebastian Vettel GER FERRARI 96
4 Kimi Räikkönen FIN FERRARI 81
5 Daniel Ricciardo AUS RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 78
6 Max Verstappen NED RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 54
7 Valtteri Bottas FIN WILLIAMS MERCEDES 52
8 Sergio Perez MEX FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 39
9 Felipe Massa BRA WILLIAMS MERCEDES 38
10 Daniil Kvyat RUS TORO ROSSO FERRARI 22
11 Romain Grosjean FRA HAAS FERRARI 22
12 Nico Hulkenberg GER FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 20
13 Fernando Alonso ESP MCLAREN HONDA 18
14 Carlos Sainz ESP TORO ROSSO FERRARI 18
15 Kevin Magnussen DEN RENAULT 6
16 Jenson Button GBR MCLAREN HONDA 5
17 Stoffel Vandoorne BEL MCLAREN HONDA 1
18 Esteban Gutierrez MEX HAAS FERRARI 0
19 Jolyon Palmer GBR RENAULT 0
20 Marcus Ericsson SWE SAUBER FERRARI 0
21 Felipe Nasr BRA SAUBER FERRARI 0
22 Pascal Wehrlein GER MRT MERCEDES 0
23 Rio Haryanto INA MRT MERCEDES 0
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