For the first time since October 2019 in Mexico, Sebastian Vettel (33) drove back to second place in a Formula 1 race. He was only better when he won in Singapore in September 2019. Vettel stood on the podium for the last time in November 2020 in Turkey, where he finished third.
In between: breakdowns with his old Ferrari team and with Aston Martin since the beginning of the season, too little speed in the cars and repeated mistakes of his own.
In Azerbaijan, the four-time world champion finally managed a race-worthy of the claim and status of a winner with 53 career victories and 57 pole positions.