Why six drivers had the speed to win in Baku

Why six drivers had the speed to win in Baku

Though Mercedes scored a fourth straight one-two in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Ferrari and even Red Bull were quick enough in win in Baku had weekend circumstances played out slightly differently

After finishing second to Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas for the second time this season, Lewis Hamilton pointed to a series of factors that, combined, cost him a potential Azerbaijan Grand Prix victory.

But he wasn't the only man in the race who could legitimately do that, as Charles Leclerc's qualifying shunt and Sebastian Vettel's failure to get a tow in qualifying cost a Ferrari team that looked the class of the field in practice.

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