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MONDAY MORNING DEBRIEF: Would Perez have beaten Verstappen in Baku without the Safety Car?

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Mark Hughes
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Nyck de Vries played an important role in the structure of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but not for the reasons he would have wished for.

His clipping of the Turn 5 barriers on the 10th lap of the race, which broke the AlphaTauri’s track rod (forcing him to a halt on the Turn 6 run-off) created a Safety Car, which effectively switched around the Red Bulls, losing Max Verstappen the lead and handing it to Sergio Perez.

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