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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: 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.

Slipstream Saturday: Charles Leclerc & Monaco, Valtteri Bottas & Fridays, Daniel Ricciardo & McLaren

Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren in the drivers parade at the Miami Grand Prix (credit: McLaren media)

Charles Leclerc has struggled on his home track of Monaco. Valtteri Bottas has found troubles on Friday. Daniel Ricciardo has yet to find his groove with McLaren. All three face unusual challenges as they head into the Monaco Grand Prix.

F1 Midweek: Revisiting Miami; Recognizing Colton Hertaʻs Potential

Colton Herta practices for the IndyCar raceat Barber Motorsports Park in 2022

Colton Herta at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

The Miami Grand Prix turned out to be a financial windfall for Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. In other news, Colton Hertaʻs test with McLaren later this year could be a signal that F1 might soon have a US driver on the grid.

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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