Perez came close to retiring car before late Baku victory

After qualifying sixth on Saturday, Perez was able to battle through to third place before pitting, where he managed to jump ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.
Red Bull looked set for a 1-2 finish before leader Verstappen suffered a tyre failure with four laps to go, causing the race to be red-flagged.
It set up a two-lap sprint finish with a standing restart, but Perez was able to …Keep reading