Sergio Perez made it two wins in as many days in Baku last weekend, with the Mexican taking victory in both Saturday’s Sprint and Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Max Verstappen had led the early stages of the Grand Prix, but Perez leapfrogged his teammate in the pits after the Safety Car was deployed to allow for Nyck de Vries’ stricken AlphaTauri to be cleared. With Perez now just six points behind Verstappen in the championship standings, is there a genuine title fight emerging between the two Red Bull drivers in 2023? Joining host Balve Bains to discuss the Baku weekend and other F1 news are Asia Correspondent Michael Butterworth and Editorial Director Dieter Rencken. The Baku weekend saw a change to the usual Sprint format, with an extra qualifying session for the Sprint replacing FP2 on Saturday. Did this new format live up to expectations? With another street circuit at Miami coming this weekend, what can we expect from the Florida event? And is a sexism row involving FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem a smokescreen for the absence of TV coverage for the nascent F1 Academy series? All this and much more, on this episode of the podcast!

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