Verstappen wins in Baku as Ferrari’s Leclerc retires again

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Defending champion Max Verstappen extended his lead at the top of the Formula One standings with victory in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday after rival Charles Leclerc had to again retire his Ferrari. Leclerc has now been on pole for four straight races but has failed to convert any into wins. He also topped qualifying in Baku last year before a race won by Sergio Perez, who was second this time for Red Bull. The Mexican therefore moved above Leclerc into second spot in the overall standings, with Red Bull’s Verstappen now holding a 21-point advantage after the eighth round of a 22-race se…

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