The deployment of the Safety Car often changes the course of a race and it's something we've seen several times so far this year. Sometimes it works in a team's favour, other times it doesn't.
In Baku, the early Safety Car helped to elongate the first stints, but also presented some midfield teams with the opportunity to take a gamble or make repairs.
When the Safety Car was deployed for the second time, Valtteri was the only driver yet to make a pit stop. It proved to be perfectly timed, with the Finn switching to UltraSofts and moving into the lead, while the rest of the field took the opportunity to fit fresh Pirelli tyres too.
Baku is one of the toughest tracks when it comes to race restarts due to the long, flat-out blast at the end of the lap - which is a prime slipstreaming opportunity. With the whole field on new tyres, it set up what proved to be an unbelievable final run to the flag.