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WATCH: Enjoy the race start at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as Perez steals the lead from Leclerc

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As the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix got under way, it was Red Bull’s Sergio Perez who aced the start from P2, as pole-sitter Charles Leclerc locked up, conceding the lead to the Mexican.

Leclerc, starting from pole for the second year in a row – a first in Baku – locked up his inside front-left tyre and ran slightly wide at Turn 1, which was all the invitation Perez needed, as he nipped past the Ferrari into the lead.

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Behind, Sebastian Vettel passed Yuki Tsunoda for P8, as the pack filed in an incident-free manner around the Baku City Circuit – which hasn’t always been the case in Azerbaijan!

Watch the race start from the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in the video above.

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