Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc brilliantly took the pole at Baku, delving deep into the limits of what is humanly possible around the dual-character street circuit in Azerbaijan – but the loud talk, again, was of the pace and polish of Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, who again out-qualified the World Champion.

In this video Peter Windsor analyses (from 0:00) not only Leclerc’s ability to dig deep when under pressure but also (at 03:35) the rise and rise of Perez – and the unique style characteristics that have enabled Checo to find the sweet spot of the current Red Bull chassis/power unit/Pirelli tyre combination. Also on the menu in this Baku qualifying video: Lewis Hamilton’s ongoing struggle to squeeze the best from the very difficult 2022 Mercedes and consistently to out-pace his young team-mate, George Russell.


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