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Azerbaijan Grand Prix driver ratings
Edd Straw
By: Edd Straw
Apr 30, 2018, 9:35 AM

A wild race in Baku led to a wide range of ratings across the F1 field, but two drivers stood out above the rest.

Lewis Hamilton

Rating: 8

Rating Hamilton is a tricky one - as he said himself, his performance was below his usual exceptional standards, with a couple of off-track moments in the race, one of which forced him to curtail his first stint. It's a sign of his quality that even when underperforming he could still win, albeit with some luck, and he did outpace Bottas in qualifying.

Photo by: Steven Tee / LAT Images

Valtteri Bottas

Rating: 9

Toto Wolff suggested Bottas was perfect, and he certainly merited a victory, although he was a tenth-and-a-half off Hamilton in qualifying. His pace on ageing supersofts was remarkable and he was in with a chance of forcing a victory even without the help of the safety car. He didn't deserve the puncture that robbed him of a certain win.

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Series Formula 1
Event Azerbaijan GP
Location Baku City Circuit
Author Edd Straw
Article type Special feature