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

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

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 19: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 leads Carlos Sainz of Spain driving (55) the Ferrari F1-75 during the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 19, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202206191142 // Usage for editorial use only //

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 Spins but Still Captures Spanish GP Win

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 22: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 22, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202205220434 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen won the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix even after spinning into the gravel on lap nine. Charles Leclerc looked like he was in line to earn the win but his Ferrari power unit failed midway through the race.

F1 Review: Max Verstappen Makes it Look Easy in Miami

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 08: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at the Miami International Autodrome on May 08, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

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Max Verstappen drove a stellar race after starting second and taking the lead on lap nine. He earned his third win of the year while Ferrari took the second and third places on the podium.

F1 Review: Charles Leclercʻs Dominating Drive, Mercedesʻ Good Fortune, Alex Albonʻs Finish

Charles Leclerc, the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix pole sitter, drives at the Australian Grand Prix in 2022. (Photo: FIA)

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Charles Leclerc proved dominant in Melbourne, running away with the Australian GP win. Mercedes managed third and fourth-place finishes owing to good fortune. While Williams and Alex Albon used a bold pit strategy to earn their first point of the 2022 F1 season.

Grand Chelem For Charles Leclerc In Dominant Melbourne Win

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Charles Leclerc on track at the Australian Grand Prix, Prince Albert Park, Apr 10, 2022 (credit: FIA media)

Charles Leclerc scored his second win of the season in dominant fashion for Ferrari as Formula 1 raced the Australian Grand Prix for the first time in three years.

Slipstream Saturday: Charles Leclerc Continues Ferrari Resurgence, Takes Pole for Australian GP

Charles Leclerc on track at the Australian Grand Prix, Prince Albert Park (credit: FIA Media)

After a two-year break, Formula 1 returned to Australia, and Charles Leclerc will start the grand prix from the pole when the lights go out.  In what is shaping up as an early-season duel between Ferrari and Red Bull, or more specifically Charles Leclerc and reigning champion Max Verstappen, the two led the way through …

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