The 10 stories to watch out for across the rest of the 2022 F1 season
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The 10 stories to watch out for across the rest of the 2022 F1 season

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It’s 13 down, nine to go as the Formula 1 teams pause for breath in the summer break. But what can we expect to happen over the next three months from Belgium to Abu Dhabi? Here's the key storylines to keep an eye out for the rest of the 2022 season

Strictly speaking, halfway through Formula 1’s summer break, we’re not at the exact midway point of the season. That came at the finish of the Austrian Grand Prix in early July, when Charles Leclerc’s attacking victory over Max Verstappen had made it two successive Ferrari wins and raised the faint possibility of the Italian team reanimating its failing world title bids.

Then came Paul Ricard and Leclerc’s error to crash out of the race lead, just as he’d forced Red Bull into putting Verstappen onto an inferior strategy, and the Hungaroring, where Ferrari’s strategy shambles aided Verstappen’s brilliant rise to victory from 10th on the grid, his eighth win of the campaign to the three of Leclerc, and an 80-point lead.

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