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F1 Review: Max Verstappen Closing in on Title No. 2, Ferrari & Alpha Tauri Bring the Dutch Drama

F1 driver Max Verstappen's race outfit from the Dutch Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 04: The race boots, race overalls and winners trophies of Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing are pictured after the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 04, 2022 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202209040649 // Usage for editorial use only //

The F1 Dutch Grand Prix brought all the common 2022 storylines, including another Max Verstappen win at one of his home tracks.

F1 Review: Max Verstappen Magnificent in Belgium as Ferrari Flounders … Again

SPA, BELGIUM - AUGUST 28: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing and Second placed Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrate with their team after the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 28, 2022 in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202208280754 // Usage for editorial use only //

Despite starting 14th, Max Verstappen made his drive look easy and essentially cruised to victory at the Belgian Grand Prix.

F1 Review: Max Verstappen Gifted French Grand Prix, Mercedes Earn Double Podium

Max Verstappen raises his arm in victory after the French Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

LE CASTELLET, FRANCE - JULY 24: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on July 24, 2022 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202207240581 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen earned his seventh win of the 2022 Formula 1 season, benefitting from Charles Leclerc recording a DNF after leading the race.

F1 Review: Carlos Sainz Capitalizes at Silverstone for Maiden Race Win

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Race winner Carlos Sainz of Spain and Ferrari, Second placed Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing and Third placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes celebrate on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 03, 2022 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202207030464 // Usage for editorial use only //

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Carlos Sainz may have started on pole for the British Grand Prix but a late safety car helped him to earn his first Formula 1 win.

F1 Review: Max Verstappen Wins in Canada, Carlos Sainz Shows Pace, Lewis Hamilton Back on the Podium

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Max Verstappen earned his sixth win of 2022 at the Canadian Grand Prix. Carlos Sainz could never overtake the defending champion and crossed the line in second.

F1 Review: Max Verstappen Bullish in Baku, Takes Azerbaijan Grand Prix

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 12: The race winners trophies of Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing, second place of Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing and constructors trophy of Red Bull Racing are pictured in the Pitlane after the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 12, 2022 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202206120420 // Usage for editorial use only //

The Baku City Circuit held a fairly normal race, by its standards, in 2022 as Max Verstappen asserted his dominance by winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

F1 Review: Red Bull Make the Right Call, Ferrari Flounder, Fernando Alonsoʻs Confusing Drive

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 29: Race winner Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates with his team by jumping into the pool after the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco on May 29, 2022 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Sergio Perez used Red Bullʻs brilliant pit strategy to catapult to the lead and then drove a stellar race to earn his third win at the F1 Monaco Grand Prix.

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