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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, 1st position, drives in to Parc Ferme
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Can Ferrari maintain its F1 title push?

Ferrari has enjoyed a great start to the 2022 campaign, and even Charles Leclerc has already mentioned the championship. But has Ferrari banished the problems of the recent past as it seeks a first Formula 1 drivers' title since 2007, or could the woes that thwarted Sebastian Vettel return to plague the Scuderia once more?

Excelling in Bahrain and Australia to win two of the opening three races of a new season. That strike rate at the dawn of Formula 1’s second ground-effect era might offer Ferrari its best chance to end the 14-year drought since it last collected a drivers’ or constructors’ championship trophy. Or perhaps the run of form seems familiar. For it’s also the way the Prancing Horse bolted out of the gate in both 2017 and 2018 before ultimately falling short. The question again then should be, can Ferrari see it through?

Given a record-breaking 23 races are still planned for this term as and when a replacement for the Russian Grand Prix is revealed, the true answer won’t be known for some time. But plenty of positive indicators can already be spotted. Initially, F1’s oldest team appears to have cut the factors that caused its recent realistic title bids to fail. Plus, the F1-75 seems a well-natured beast that has more to offer, rather than a troubled bucking bronco with stunted growth.

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