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Azerbaijan GP Facts & Stats: Hamilton’s record 54-race points streak finally ends

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Sean Kelly
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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 06: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP looks on as he stands

Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix produced drama in spades, as the two key title contenders both failed to score, and Sergio Perez made a popular return to the top step of the podium. It also produced plenty of fascinating figures for those of you who love your stats (and who doesn’t?) – here’s just a handful…

• This was Perez’s 2nd career win and his 3rd podium in Baku – more than he has taken at any other circuit.

• It was the 1st Red Bull win for anyone other than Max Verstappen since Daniel Ricciardo won the 2018 Monaco GP.

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• Today’s winner started from 6th on the grid and the 2nd place driver started 11th. It means 7 of the 15 podium finishers in Baku history have come from outside the top 5 on the grid.

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• Sebastian Vettel’s 2nd place gave Aston Martin their best result as a constructor in F1. It was Vettel’s best result since the 2019 Mexican GP.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 06: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF21 on

Yet again Leclerc just missed the podium places - despite starting from pole

• In P3, Pierre Gasly secured his 5th consecutive points finish and his 3rd career podium – all for Toro Rosso / AlphaTauri.

• AlphaTauri – formerly Toro Rosso – have taken 5 podiums in their history: 3 of them (and a win) belong to Gasly.

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• Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was 4th for the 3rd time this season – he has still not been on the podium in 2021. Leclerc also led Ferrari's first lap since 2019.

• At McLaren, P5 driver Lando Norris has now finished in the top 5 in 5 of the 6 races this season.

• In 6th, Alpine’s Fernando Alonso took his best finish since the 2018 Australian GP, almost 3 and a half years ago.

• AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda finished in a career-best 7th place. It was the best result for a Japanese driver since 2012, when Kamui Kobayashi was 6th in the 2012 Abu Dhabi GP.

07 RAIKKONEN Kimi (fin), Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41, action during the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand

Raikkonen finally got a point on the board in Baku

• Daniel Ricciardo’s 9th place for McLaren gave him his first points in Baku since winning the 2017 race here.

• In P10, Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen took his first point of 2021.

WATCH: Hamilton locks up and goes straight on in crucial late Azerbaijan GP restart

• Mercedes' 55-race run of points finishes ended today, tied for the 4th-longest streak all-time.

• Lewis Hamilton's 54-race scoring streak also ended – his last failure to score came in Austria 2018.

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