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Rosberg triumphs in Baku to extend championship lead


Rosberg triumphs in Baku to extend championship lead


Nico Rosberg cruised to victory in the first Formula One race held in Azerbaijan on Sunday and increased his championship lead over Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton to 24 points.

While the German enjoyed an uneventful drive in the late afternoon sunshine, triple world champion Hamilton worked up a head of steam as he wrestled with his car’s settings without the team being able to help.

The Briton fixed the problem but eventually had to settle for fifth place.

Sebastian Vettel took second place, 16.6 seconds behind, with Force India’s Mexican Sergio Perez in third place after overtaking Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari on the last lap.

Bruno Sousa, euronews: “Football fans will never forget the month of June 1976 when Antonín Panenka hit perhaps the most famous spot kick of all time as the Czechs became the first team to win a EURO final shoot-out. The clever chip has been widely replicated ever since although what you’re about to see only happened once in the F1 World. Let’s go back in time.”

The 13th of June 1976 went down in F1 history as the only victory for the Tyrrel P34 – also known as the six-wheeler.

South Africa’s Jody Scheckter edged out team-mate Patrick Depailler to take the chequered flag at the Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstorp but famously disliked the unusual vehicle and left the team at the end of the year.

The P34 was replaced after the 1977 season, and though Ferrari, Williams and March developed six-wheeled cars, only four-wheelers have ever been raced in Formula One since.

Jason Statham at Le Mans

We’re used to seeing British actor Jason Statham in tough, no-nonsense action roles. Known for his spectacular stunts, the 48-year-old was showing off his driving skills in Le Mans this weekend. Let’s see if the action hero lived up to his billing. See you soon.

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