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

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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. 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? We graded every driver based on their performances so far

It’s not the halfway point of the Formula 1 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. And since it is A-level results time, why not give them all a grade and school report before they go back to class at Spa later this month?

By extension of them racing in F1, none of these drivers are anything less than exceptional. But even within those extremely high standards, it’s clear to see that some are operating at the top of the class and that there are those who might need to stay behind.

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