Bottas wins in Azerbaijan and retakes championship lead

Pole position winner Mercedes’ Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas enters a hotel after the qualifying session for the the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku on April 27, 2019. (AFP)

Valtteri Bottas won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday and retook the Formula One lead from team mate Lewis Hamilton after a fourth successive one-two finish for Mercedes.

Britain’s five times world champion Hamilton finished second to drop one point behind his Finnish teammate, who started the race on pole position, while Sebastian Vettel was third for Ferrari.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finished fifth, behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, but the Monegasque took an extra point for the fastest lap.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53