How Verstappen and Red Bull went from disaster to record breakers in F1 2022
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How Verstappen and Red Bull went from disaster to record breakers in F1 2022

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Max Verstappen and Red Bull appeared down and out after the opening three rounds, with Charles Leclerc and Ferrari on a charge. But in the end the Dutch driver and his team put together a dominant and record-breaking Formula 1 campaign. Here’s how the season unfolded and the key moments which decided the 2022 season

“At the moment, there is no reason to believe in it.” Can you envision, after all that ultimately went down in the 2022 Formula 1 season, that Max Verstappen really said those words in consideration of retaining the world title he’d won for the first time in 2021? But he did, in the wake of the Australian Grand Prix, where he’d suffered his second retirement of the first three races. At this point he faced a massive points deficit, but nevertheless ended up claiming the crown with four races to spare.

Verstappen’s second title was sealed in far less divisive circumstances than his first, although not without chaos, confusion and controversy at points along the way.

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