F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix LIVE: Updates and result as Lewis Hamilton takes on Max Verstappen

LIVE: Azerbaijan Grand Prix… Max Verstappen leads Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez and rival Lewis Hamilton in Baku as he looks to extend his lead at the top of the championship with another win

Charles Leclerc can finally start on pole position this season after he made it back to back No 1 qualifying sessions with a stunning run in Baku. 

Damage to his car in Monaco cost him starting pole there but there are no concerns this time round as he got the better of Lewis Hamilton, in second, and Max Verstappen, in third. 

But single lap pace and race pace are two very different things and Ferrari, who are chasing their first race win since Sebastian Vettel in September 2019, face a mammoth task to come out on top. 

Follow Sportsmail’s NATHAN SALT for live coverage of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, including build-up, race updates and result.  

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