Well Done Baku: Maiden European GP Impresses

Philip Boeckman Formula One Red Bull Baku European Grand Prix

Forget the title 'European Grand Prix', Baku and Azerbaijan are not in Europe by any stretch of the imagination. Regardless, this money-spinner of a street-circuit for the FIA went off without a hitch and hopefully will feature in future F1 calendars. 

There were fears in the build-up to the race that the circuit's narrow corners and flat-out straights could lead to nasty and unnecessary accidents, but the race on Sunday played-out perfectly without major incident.

Philip Boeckman F1 Baku European Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton's poor error in qualifying on Saturday led to him starting the race in P10, and the defending champion done his upmost to climb through the grid, but a P6 finish means that once again there's a hefty-gap between himself and team-mate Nico Rosberg.

The German Rosberg seemed to be back in the zone that defined the early part of his season, and his weekend couldn't have gone much better. A strong qualifying session meant he started in pole position on Sunday and when the red lights went out, he zoomed off into the distance and didn't look back. It was a strong performance by Rosberg and a vital win, his first since Sochi on the opening weekend in May. 

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