Bottas leads another one-two for Mercedes
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.