Formula 1

Baku Podcast: Is Perez now a genuine 2023 F1 title contender?

by Josh Suttill
1 min read

Scott Mitchell-Malm and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to review the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the first of F1’s modified sprint weekends.

There’s discussion over whether the new format was an improvement over the previous sprint format and an explanation of how Esteban Ocon’s bizarre pitlane fast lane near-miss on the race’s final lap happened.

Sergio Perez’s most convincing victory against Max Verstappen is also discussed as his chances of victory if he didn’t receive help from the well-timed safety car intervention.

The trio also discuss what this win means for Perez’s title hopes as well as the looking at all of the stories further down the field such as Fernando Alonso helping his Aston Martin team-mate Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz’s weekend of ‘damage limitation’.

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