Verstappen fastest as Perez crashes in Azerbaijan GP first practice

Sergio Perez crash
Azerbaijan Grand Prix on the BBC
Venue: Baku City Circuit Date: 23-25 June
Coverage: Practice on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, qualifying and race on BBC Radio 5 live. Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app.

Max Verstappen led a Red Bull one-two in a disjointed and unrepresentative first practice session at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

The title contenders, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, were third and fifth, not setting times on the quickest tyre.

Force India’s Sergio Perez had a sizeable accident after misjudging the tight section in the old town of Baku.