Sergio Perez was emphatically chosen as the Driver of the Weekend for the European Grand Prix, taking over two-thirds of the vote after his podium finish.
Baku has replaced Valencia as the home of the European Grand Prix but it hasn’t changed this race’s reputation for tedium.
Lewis Hamilton’s pre-season view on the new radio restrictions was that “some will handle it better than others” – but he was caught out by them in Baku.
Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 European Grand Prix weekend.
Nico Rosberg took an emphatic victory in Baku while several of his rivals further down the order also impressed. Here’s the ratings for the full field.
Williams reached record levels of performance for speed on the track and in the pits during the European Grand Prix weekend.
“Pretty uneventful” was Daniel Ricciardo’s generous verdict on F1’s first race in Baku. Nico Rosberg won with ease while Lewis Hamilton hit trouble again.
Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen gained the most places during the European Grand Prix, while Sergio Perez made a pass he didn’t need to.
Williams produced the fastest pit stops again but they weren’t quick enough to make Felipe Massa’s two-stop strategy work.
Who do you think was the best driver during the 2016 European Grand Prix weekend? Compare how they did and vote for the best.
Mercedes had pace to throw away but Red Bull struggled on both the super-soft and soft tyres, forcing them to make an extra pit stop.
The 2016 European Grand Prix in pictures.
Nico Rosberg pulls 24 points clear of Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ championship after his victory in Baku.
Nico osberg won for Mercedes in Baku ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Force India’s Sergio Perez.
Nico Rosberg took a lights-to-flag victory in the European Grand Prix to increase his championship lead as Lewis Hamilton struggled to fifth.
What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the 2016 European Grand Prix.
With a fast and punishing layout, plus one of the pace-setting Mercedes qualifying ‘out of position’, F1’s first race in Azerbaijan promises to be a lively affair.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2016 European Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for F1’s first race in Baku after an error-strewn session by Lewis Hamilton ended with a crash in Q3.
Nico Rosberg will start from pole position in Baku alongside Daniel Ricciardo. A penalty moves Sergio Perez from second to seventh.