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Zhou Guanyu saw another opportunity for points slip away at the Azerbaijan GP, as he was forced to retire after another mechanical failure. 

F1's only rookie this season expressed his frustration in the post-race interviews and will no doubt feel his current points tally (1 point) is not representative of his true pace this season. 

Zhou was arguably performing at his best level all season in the streets of Baku, having outqualified Bottas and running ahead of the Finn as he fought for the points. 

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He made his grievances about the C42's poor reliability clear:

"It was a very good race. I didn’t put a foot wrong in that race and climbing up the field comfortably to get behind [Sebastian] Vettel and fighting for further positions in the points.

When I heard [the team radio], it was pretty unexpected, and I couldn’t really believe it, because it’s happened too many times this year already.

As a team, we have to just solve that problem, I think that’s the biggest target, or the first priority. We have to get solved the next few races, because to get to the finish line is always the first key, especially when I always had a chance for the points in the last three races."

Having been relegated from P5 to P6 in the standings after a double-points finish from Alpine, the Swiss-based team must address their issues if they are to continue as genuine threats to McLaren and Alpine.