After taking his 5th Grand Prix victory, Daniel Ricciardo summarised the Azerbaijan Grand Prix perfectly in the cool-down room. This was the race we all expected last year.
It was a reference to the cities’ inagural event in 2016, where Nico Rosberg won comfortably in a race that produced little in the way of action, excitement and drama.
This years event was an entirely different story.
Unquestionably the major talking point is Sebastian Vettel ramming Lewis Hamilton moments before a safety car restart. A championship battle that had been friendly and respectful became hostile and angry in a matter of moments. Continue reading