Race, Modern
APR 11th 2022

Damien Smith

Eight talking points from a returning Australian GP

He’s starting to dare to believe. Charles Leclerc has spent much of the past two years killing time during a period of Ferrari mediocrity. But no more. The new F1-75 is the class of the Formula 1 field right now, as Leclerc proved with a dominant victory on Grand Prix racing’s feel-good return to Melbourne’s Albert Park. Just to compound his happiness, world champion Max Verstappen dropped out from second place at two-thirds distance to leave Leclerc with a commanding lead in the drivers’ standings. It’s early days in a long season, of course – but right now Ferrari and its brilliant Monegasque driver are looking very strong.

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