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F1 Midweek: Americans Turn Out in Miami, Reliability Hounds Red Bull

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 08: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing, Second placed Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari and Third placed Carlos Sainz of Spain and Ferrari celebrate on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at the Miami International Autodrome on May 08, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202205090009 // Usage for editorial use only //

With five rounds down and 18 rounds to go, the 2022 Formula One World Championship looks set to be Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen face off for the title.

Lewis Hamilton Shown Blue Flags in Imola, Made to Let Max Verstappen pass

Lewis Hamilton congratulates Max Verstappen after 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Lars Baron Getty Images

(Photo: Lars Baron/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

Max Verstappen ended the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on top of the world. He stole the lead from title rival Lewis Hamilton off the line, and won the race by a 22-second margin over Hamilton following a string of misfortune for the Briton. Despite the unfortunate race for Hamilton, he would have been a …

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Josef Newgarden Holds Off Romain Grosjean, Wins Maiden Grand Prix of Long Beach

Josef Newgarden

Josef Newgarden at the 2022 XPEL 375. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

Josef Newgarden won Sunday’s (April 10) Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach after a fierce battle with Romain Grosjean in the race’s closing stages. Newgarden lined up second on the grid behind Colton Herta, maintaining his position through the majority of the race before barely jumping past Alex Palou during the second round of pit …

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Max Verstappen Retires from Australian Grand Prix, Second Engine Failure in Three Races

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing looks on from the drivers parade ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on April 10, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202204100092 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen is off to a rough start to his Formula 1 title defense after an engine-related failure at the Australian Grand Prix.

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