Autosport Podcast: F1 2022's half-term report

Over the first 13 races of Formula 1's new ground effects era, Max Verstappen has surged into the lead in the world championship over Charles Leclerc.

Autosport Podcast: F1 2022's half-term report

But as the 2022 season prepares to roar back into life, who stacks up as the top of the class, and who must do better?

It’s not the halfway point of the F1 season - that came with the chequered flag for the Austrian Grand Prix back in early July. But with the summer break offering some respite, here’s a ripe opportunity to take stock and assess the performances of the 20 drivers.

Some have excelled – the reigning world champion included - while others have fallen far short of what was expected ahead of this season, such as a certain McLaren driver who was the standout student of 2014 and 2016.

PLUS: Grading F1's 2022 drivers at half-term

Autosport’s F1 Editor Matt Kew, Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas and F1 Reporter Luke Smith join host Martyn Lee to assess every performance on the grid so far in the latest edition of the podcast.

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