WATCH: Relive last year’s rollercoaster Azerbaijan Grand Prix


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’Brake magic’, an unlikely winner atop an even less likely podium, and some ugly team mate battling – last year’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix had plenty of action for fans to focus on.

Max Verstappen was seemingly romping home to an easy victory on the streets of Baku when a sudden tyre failure saw him hit the wall on the start-finish straight.

At the restart following a red flag period to clear the mess up, Lewis Hamilton then leapt past Sergio Perez. But with Hamilton’s finger having slipped on his ‘brake magic’ button – a device Mercedes use to throw the brake bias forward to heat up the tyres – Hamilton then immediately skated into the run-off before recovering to P15.

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That left Perez to lead home Sebastian Vettel and Pierre Gasly – while both Haas drivers were lucky to escape unharmed as they came within inches of touching on a last-lap blast to the line.

Relive all the action from the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in the video above.



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