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F1′s more fun when Verstappen struggles – but he deserves to win

Carlos Sainz won at Silverstone as Max Verstappen struggled with a broken car

Carlos Sainz won at Silverstone as Max Verstappen struggled with a broken car

The British Grand Prix may come to stand as a fantastic symbol of the 2022 Formula 1 season: remove Max Verstappen from the picture and suddenly things get very interesting. Verstappen should have dominated the Silverstone race. He would have been on pole but for a Charles Leclerc spin in qualifying. He would have cantered into the distance after passing Carlos Sainz early in the race but for striking some debris shed by a car from Red Bull’s sister team, wrecking his floor and costing him around 20% of the car’s downforce. 
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Is the British GP a must-win race for Ferrari?

Last time Ferrari were on the top step of the podium was in Australia. They need to find that winning form again soon

Last time Ferrari were on the top step of the podium was in Australia. They need to find that winning form again soon

In 2021 the British Grand Prix was the moment the title fight exploded, and ignited a rivalry between Mercedes and Red Bull – and drivers Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen – that never subsided that season. Fortunately, 2022 is missing such toxicity off-track. But only because it looks a worryingly long way from being the same kind of contest on it. Over the past two events, Ferrari has faded from the title fight. Well, ‘faded’. Ferrari’s imploded. An engine failure while Charles Leclerc led in Azerbaijan, prompting a grid penalty in Canada as well that left him fifth. Max Verstappen won both races and now has a huge championship lead – 46 points clear of Sergio Perez, 49 points ahead of Leclerc. Läs mer

Baku’s impressive streak can continue in 2022…

Five different winner in the five years F1 has raced in Baku. Are we up for a sixth or a repeat?

Five different winner in the five years F1 has raced in Baku. Are we up for a sixth or a repeat?

Formula 1’s Baku race is still a young grand prix. It joined the calendar in 2016 and has only been held five times. Nonetheless, it’s quite impressive that it has never had a repeat winner. For example, other new or returning races like the French, Emilia Romagna and Portuguese GPs have all had repeat winners in recent years – and that’s spanning a shorter period, since 2018. So Baku has a special reputation. Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez have won in Azerbaijan. And as the favourites for victory this year are, unsurprisingly Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, that amazing streak has a great chance of being extended. Läs mer