Leclerc was allowed to start the race from pole position, but already on the first lap had to deal with the qualities of Sergio Perez. The Mexican saw a gap and decided to go for his chance, after which Perez immediately took the lead. Leclerc still managed to hold on to his second spot, keeping Verstappen behind him.
Engine problems for Leclerc in Baku
The last driver hoped to come back in the course of the race but suddenly had to drop out. Due to engine problems, his car stopped and he had to pull over on the side of the road. It ensures that Red Bull Racing can run far ahead of the competition this weekend.
Double DNF disaster for Ferrari— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) June 12, 2022
Charles Leclerc engine fails and both Ferraris are out of the race! pic.twitter.com/RjcxSlNVs9