Baku does not stop giving surprises. In a Grand Prix that almost entirely traveled on the tracks of normality, the imponderable happened with five laps to go. Max Verstappen in fact, he crashed on the finish straight due to the failure of the rear left, the same accident that Lance Stroll was the victim of previously (lap 31)
F1 | Azerbaijan GP 2021, Race: Verstappen ko, red flag – LIVE
Verstappen was dominating the Baku race ahead of team mate Sergio Perez and he almost had the 26 points of the victory and the fastest lap in his pocket. The Dutchman obviously shouted his desperation over the radio. He immediately signaled that the left rear tire was knocked out and took out his frustration by kicking the cover which exploded.
Verstappen, sports drama – PHOTO
Now, however, he is forced to one very heavy zero from a global perspective, also because Lewis Hamilton is limiting the damage (up to -3 at the checkered flag) with a second place at this very precious point. From a potential +15 in the drivers standings, Verstappen now goes to -14.