After a fierce competition, Red Bull once again conquered the Formula 1 podium, this time with Sergio Checo Pérez at the helm of the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. In second place was Sebastián Vettel, from Aston Martin and in third place Pierre Gasly by Toro Rosso. Thus, this victory becomes the Mexican's first triumph with the Toro Rojo team.
And a few moments after Checo has climbed to the top of the podium in the most important motorsport category in the world, Chivas of Guadalajara sent him a warm message on his social networks to congratulate him.
"From Guadalajara to the world!" He starts by saying the message sent on social networks by the Sacred Flock. And he immediately adds: "You keep showing that in Mexico there is a lot of talent, many congratulations Checo."
Checo Pérez won a great race at the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Sergio Pérez won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday in a two-lap tug of war after championship leader Max Verstappen crashed due to a puncture and Lewis Hamilton ran away trying to go to the front on the restart.
Verstappen was four laps away from claiming a second straight victory in the Formula One championship when his Red Bull slammed into the barrier with a puncture from his front left tire. The Dutchman got out of his car, took one look at the tire and kicked it, retreating dazed by the fiasco. "It's okay?" Hamilton, the seven-time champion, asked over his Mercedes team radio.
Verstappen was unscathed, but Red Bull couldn't believe the second Pirelli tire failure in the race and asked for it to be braked to change the tires for safety reasons. Lance Stroll had previously crashed due to an unexpected tire failure.
The red flag was displayed and all competitors returned to the pit lane for a restart.
Mexico's Pérez was the leader, but Hamilton decided to take the risk by trying to take the victory and leave Verstappen behind in the drivers' standings. But the Briton could not brake in the first corner and his Mercedes was long. Hamilton lagged behind to 15th, ending a 54-race streak in a row by pocketing at least one point.