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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: 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.

F1 Midweek: Checking the Sportʻs Pulse with a Season-Opening Roundtable

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 10: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 on track during Day One of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on March 10, 2022 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202203100708 // Usage for editorial use only //

Before the lights go out to start the 2022 Formula 1 season, our writers offer a roundtable to discuss some of the notable storylines. 

F1 Midweek: Is Alex Albon the Right Choice for Williams?

Alex Albon (Photo: FIA Images)

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In what seems like a weird turn of events, Alex Albon has been signed to drive alongside Nicholas Latifi in the 2022 F1 season for Williams. Red Bull and Mercedes have been rivals ever since 2013, and seeing a Red Bull reserve driver join the ranks of a Mercedes affiliated team seems a bit like …

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Alex Albon Back in Formula 1 in 2022, Joins Nicholas Latifi at Williams

Alex Albon (Photo: FIA Images)

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After a year away from competition, Alex Albon will once again  compete in Formula 1, joining Nicholas Latifi at Williams in 2022, the team announced Sept. 8. Albon replaces George Russell, who’s driving for Mercedes next season. Albon currently is a reserve and test driver for Red Bull Racing. He ran two seasons for Toro …

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