MAY 23rd 2022

Damien Smith

Five talking points from a sizzling Spanish GP

Charles Leclerc can’t catch a break right now. A week after a brake failure pitched him into an embarrassing crash in an ex-Niki Lauda Ferrari at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, his modern-day F1-75 let him down just as his day job appeared to be going as well as it possibly could. Leclerc was stroking to victory from pole position at a sizzling hot Spanish Grand Prix, only for an engine failure to rob him blind.

To rub it in, the retirement handed the world championship lead to his rival Max Verstappen for the first time this season, the Red Bull ace enduring a trying afternoon at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona before claiming his first victory at the track since his F1 breakthrough win in 2016.


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