A frustrating afternoon in Azerbaijan with the Team having to settle for minor points
Lewis Hamilton finished sixth and George Russell eighth in the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Following Qualifying on Friday, Lewis lined up fifth with George starting 11th for Sunday’s race, both on the medium compound tyre.
Lewis held position in the early laps with George gaining two places to run in P9. As both cars began to struggle with tyre degradation, Lewis was unfortunate to pit one lap before the Safety Car was deployed and lost out to others around him.
George took advantage of the Safety Car to pit for the hard tyre as the order was shuffled; George moving up to P6 and Lewis dropping to P10. On the restart, George struggled however, and they switched positions once again; George ultimately landing in P8 and Lewis P6.
Despite valiant efforts to pass cars ahead, Lewis and George could not make further progress; George taking the point for fastest lap after a free late race stop on to the soft tyre.