Championship leader Max Verstappen cruised to a win at the Azerbaijan GP as Red Bull notched it’s second 1-2 of the season.
Both the Ferrari’s of Carlos Sainz and pole-sitter Charles Leclerc failed to finish the race as Perez overtook Leclerc for second in the drivers’ standings.
A win for Verstappen in the Azerbaijan GP made him the most successful driver for Red Bull with his 66th podium finish.
Geroge Russell completed the top three with his third podium of the season with Lewis Hamilton in P4 and Pierre Gasly in P5.
Sebastian Vettel took P6 for Aston Martin having begun the race on medium tires, pitting during the first VSC, and finishing the race on hards.
Alpine’s Fernando Alonso started 10th but made it up to seventh and beat both McLarens to P7.
Daniel Ricciardo finished eighth from 12th with Lando Norris P9.
Rounding out the top 10 was Esteban Ocon, who started from 13th on hard tires and took the final point for Alpine.
Valtteri Bottas missed out on points in P11 followed by Alex Albon in P12 for Williams after starting 17th. He finished ahead of Yuki Tsunoda, the AlphaTauri driver dropping from sixth to 13th late on with a DRS issue.
Mick Schumacher took 14th ahead of Nicholas Latifi, 15 seconds worth of penalties leaving him 15th and last.
Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu was the third retiree of the race and he was soon joined by Kevin Magnussen, whose stoppage brought out the second VSC of the race, and Lance Stroll, a suspected engine issue stopping the Aston Martin driver three laps from the end.