HIGHLIGHTS: Watch as Sergio Perez wins the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix


Red Bull's Sergio Perez cruised to victory and became the first-ever repeat winner of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday.

Charles Leclerc took pole position on Friday - and aced the Sprint Shootout on Saturday - but it was Perez who took the spoils in Saturday's Sprint and also Sunday's Grand Prix. Leclerc led the pair of Red Bulls off the line on Sunday afternoon and held the lead through the opening lap – while there were a couple of small collisions farther back, in the midfield.

But Verstappen managed to sweep past the Ferrari soon after and then it seemed that this would be a comfortable victory for the reigning champ. He took the opportunity to pit for tyres when Nyck de Vries's AlphaTauri came to a stop – but that timing proved unfortunate as the Safety Car was deployed just after his change for tyres, handing Perez a chance to pit for tyres and take the lead.

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The resulting restart saw plenty of action as Verstappen passed Leclerc for P2, while Fernando Alonso produced a stunning move to pry P4 off Carlos Sainz.

After that, Perez held off Verstappen to take his second Azerbaijan Grand Prix victory, narrow the championship gap to the two-time champion and hand Red Bull their 25th one-two finish in F1.

Watch the highlights in the video above.


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