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STRATEGY UNPACKED: Did the Safety Car prevent a different kind of battle between the Red Bulls in Baku?

Former Aston Martin Head of Race Strategy

Bernie Collins

Sergio Perez claimed a statement victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to cut the gap to Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen in the race for the 2023 title. But how would their scrap have unfolded without the intervention of the Safety Car? Ex-Aston Martin strategist Bernie Collins takes a closer look…

Baku’s races have many times been characterised by an accident or Safety Car deployment. In this instance, it appeared that Verstappen was the biggest loser.

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