MAR 28th 2022

Damien Smith

Six talking points from a sizzling Saudi Arabian GP

Round two and another thriller as the new era of Formula 1 kept up its promise of thrilling racing, on the fast Jeddah Corniche circuit that is home to the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Once again Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc duelled at the front, with Red Bull and Ferrari proving almost equally matched. Almost, but not quite. This time the Red Bull had the edge as the reigning world champion drafted into the lead in the closing stages to win, as Leclerc chased him hard on the run to the chequered flag. Their battle capped what was ultimately a successful, yet indubitably strange F1 weekend that began with deeply furrowed brows following a nearby missile attack and serious talks of a driver boycott.


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