Two weeks ago, Red Bull shocked the Formula One community by showing their pace in a win in the Heineken Chinese Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo had a horrible preliminary weekend in two practice sessions and even qualifying. But, he overcame that by having the pace to not only beat the Mercedes duo, but the Ferrari ones too.
Ricciardo, won the race itself. No one, and I mean no one, saw that coming.
Now, can Ricciardo and Red Bull make it two straight?
Last year, Ricciardo won the race in Azerbaijan and is looking to win Sunday’s race again (8 a.m. ET/ESPN 2). He started 10th and won a year ago on the streets of the Baku circuit and looking to take his No. 3 Red Bull entry to victory lane again.
Even his teammate Max Verstappen can too. While he qualified fifth in this race last year, he finished 18th. But, overall, he has eight top six finishes in his last nine starts in F1, dating back to last year. He’s had a drama filled year with run ins with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Now, can he overcome that and land in victory on Sunday?
So far, it looks like this could be another Red Bull weekend.