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FACTS AND STATS: Red Bull take 25th one-two as Perez makes it five street wins in a row

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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - APRIL 30: Red Bull Racing Team Consultant Dr Helmut Marko looks on as Race

We know Sergio Perez likes street circuits, and the Mexican relished proving it once more in Azerbaijan as he and Red Bull racked up some landmark stats for the team. Here are those, along with a plethora of other fascinating numbers generated by Sunday’s Baku race…

  • Perez is the first driver to win in Azerbaijan more than once.

  • Perez’s fifth Baku podium maintains his record for the most by any driver here.

  • Perez’s last five wins have now all come on street or temporary circuits (Baku 2021 and 2023, Monaco 2022, Singapore 2022 and Jeddah 2023).

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  • Red Bull finished one-two on the weekend of Helmut Marko's 80th birthday.

  • Red Bull's 25th one-two finish in the team’s history today was also the first time they've finished one-two in consecutive years at the same track since Interlagos in Brazil in 2010 and 2011.

  • Perez has led home Max Verstappen in Red Bull's last two one-two finishes, which has never previously occurred.

  • Perez won twice in one weekend, having also won the F1 Sprint on Saturday.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - APRIL 30: Third placed Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari celebrates on the

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  • Verstappen's 81st podium finish surpasses Ayrton Senna's career total, on the day before the anniversary of Senna's passing in 1994.

  • Verstappen was on the podium in Baku for only the second time in his career (he won the 2022 race).

  • With third place, Charles Leclerc secured Ferrari's first podium finish of 2023.

  • Leclerc scored 22 points this weekend, having scored just six points in the opening three races combined.

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  • Today was the eighth consecutive time Leclerc has failed to convert pole position into a win, the longest streak since Nelson Piquet's 10 in a row from 1984 to 1987.

  • Leclerc became only the fifth different driver to feature on the podium in the opening four races (the others being Perez, Verstappen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton).

  • Alonso’s P4 result means he has finished in the top four at every race in 2023 for Aston Martin.

  • He missed out on finishing third for the fourth consecutive race by 0.807s.

  • Today was Alonso’s first-ever top-five finish in Baku.

  • The Aston Martin team have never failed to finish in the top six in Baku.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - APRIL 30: Zhou Guanyu of China driving the (24) Alfa Romeo F1 C43 Ferrari

Alfa Romeo retired a car for the first time in 2023

  • After finishing P5 today, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz is the highest driver in the championship without a podium finish. He lies fifth overall.

  • That P5 today matches Sainz’s best career result in Baku (he finished fifth for Renault in 2018).

  • At Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton’s P6 was his worst result of the season so far.

  • Mercedes finished over 45 seconds behind the race winner, as they did in Bahrain.

  • Lance Stroll, who took P7 in the second Aston Martin, has only failed to score once this year (in Saudi Arabia).

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  • George Russell finished in P8 for Mercedes and set the fastest lap of the race on the final lap.

  • Russell scored as many points in the Grand Prix as he did in yesterday's Sprint (five)

  • With Lando Norris in P9, McLaren scored points for the second consecutive race.

  • Norris also finished ninth in Baku for the second year in a row.

  • AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda was P10 – his last five results have been 11th, 11th, 11th, 10th, 10th.

  • After Pierre Gasly came home in P14 and team mate Esteban Ocon P15, Alpine are now point-less in consecutive races, having only failed to score in three races in all of 2022.

  • Zhou Guanyu’s DNF was first Alfa Romeo’s first retirement of 2023

  • Nyck de Vries’s DNF in the second AlphaTauri was the first retirement of his F1 career.

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