- Good race from Carlos, who started from ninth to put together a very solid performance, executing several overtakings on track.
- The Spaniard scored his first points as a McLaren driver enjoying a very solid race pace in Baku.
- McLaren scored a double points finish for the first time since last season.
"Today nothing strange happened and we were able to do a great race. I did a good start, overtaking several cars and then attacking Pérez. We tried to go for the overcut, but my tyres were at their limit and we had to take care of them after the stop to try and get to the end".
"I knew that we had the pace, just the same way I know that we could have qualified on sixth or seventh hadn’t it been for that yellow flag in Q2. This race gives us that extra bit of optimism ahead of travelling to Barcelona".
"Congratulations to the team for scoring points with both cars. Great job. But I am ambitious and we have to aim higher, we can’t relax".