Bottas leads another one-two for Mercedes

There seems to be no stopping Mercedes AMG Petronas so far in this year’s Formula One campaign.
Lewis Hamilton and race winner Valtteri Bottas celebrate with the Mercedes AMG Petronas team NNL-190429-130411002Lewis Hamilton and race winner Valtteri Bottas celebrate with the Mercedes AMG Petronas team NNL-190429-130411002
Lewis Hamilton and race winner Valtteri Bottas celebrate with the Mercedes AMG Petronas team NNL-190429-130411002

Pole winner Valtteri Bottas led the fourth consecutive one-two finish by Mercedes this season, winning Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix by 1.524 seconds over his Brackley team-mate Lewis Hamilton for his second victory of 2019, the fifth of his career and first at Baku.

Rounding out the podium was third-place Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari.

But it was another disappointing race for Rich Energy Haas F1 Team with Kevin Magnussen soldiering on to a 13th-place finish in the fourth round.

Banbury team-mate Romain Grosjean saw an early end to his day when he retired 13 laps from the end of Sunday’s 51-lap race with brake issues.

Sunday’s results dropped the Banbury team two positions to eighth in the constructors’ standings, four points behind seventh-place Renault and four points ahead of ninth-place Toro Rosso.

It was also a disappointing day for the Renault Sport F1 team.

Nico Hülkenberg was 14th and Enstone team-mate Daniel Ricciardo had to retire.

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