Pérez wins F1 sprint in Baku, Verstappen confronts Russell

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Sergio Pérez has won the Formula One sprint race in Azerbaijan to extend Red Bull’s winning start to the season. His teammate Max Verstappen settled for third in a damaged car, behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. Leclerc started on pole but was overtaken by Pérez just before halfway in the 17-lap sprint on the long seafront straight. The Mexican driver cruised to the win from there. It cuts his deficit to leader Verstappen in the standings by two points to 13.