Daniel Ricciardo won a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix today

In an eventful and wild race, Ricciardo started from 10th on the grid but thanks to various incidents during the race – including a handful of safety car periods, a red flag and several penalties – the Australian managed to take the chequered flag.

He won in a total race time of two hours three minutes and 55.573 seconds.

It was the fifth victory of his career and first of this Formula 1 season. Ricciardo has been successful recently, with three straight podiums leading up to his Baku success.

The Red Bull Racing ace was 3.904 seconds clear of Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, who managed to classify as runner-up after pipping Williams’s Lance Stroll at the finish. Stroll was 4.009s back. It was the first podium in the young career of Stroll, who is competing in his rookie Formula 1 season.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was fourth and Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton fifth, while Force India’s Esteban Ocon, Haas’s Kevin Magnussen and Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz was eighth.

Pole-sitter Hamilton and Vettel were involved in an on-track incident early on which earned Vettel a penalty.

The Formula 1 season resumes on July 7 with the Austrian Grand Prix.

View pics from Baku

Race Results

13Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing5103:55.625
277Valtteri BottasMercedes51+3.904s18
318Lance StrollWilliams51+4.009s15
45Sebastian VettelFerrari51+5.976s12
544Lewis HamiltonMercedes51+6.188s10
631Esteban OconForce India51+30.298s8
720Kevin MagnussenHaas51+41.753s6
855Carlos SainzToro Rosso51+49.400s4
914Fernando AlonsoMcLaren51+59.551s2
1094Pascal WehrleinSauber51+89.093s1
119Marcus EricssonSauber51+91.794s0
122Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren51+92.160s0
138Romain GrosjeanHaas50+1 lap0
147Kimi RaikkonenFerrari46DNF0
NC11Sergio PerezForce India39DNF0
NC19Felipe MassaWilliams25DNF0
NC27Nico HulkenbergRenault24DNF0
NC33Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing12DNF0
NC26Daniil KvyatToro Rosso9DNF0
NC30Jolyon PalmerRenault7DNF0

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