The elements of Leclerc’s Austria win that bode well for his F1 future
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The elements of Leclerc’s Austria win that bode well for his F1 future

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OPINION: By winning at the Red Bull Ring last weekend, Charles Leclerc ended a 19-year victory drought for Ferrari in Austria. But it was the manner of his triumph over Max Verstappen that Formula 1 fans should savour now and recall later. Here’s why

Charles Leclerc’s victory in last weekend’s 2022 Austrian Grand Prix was Ferrari’s first at what is now the Red Bull Ring since 2003 – when Michael Schumacher was victorious at the then A1-Ring.

Most of that long drought is down to the track’s absence from the Formula 1 calendar until its 2014 return. But before this year, Mercedes and Red Bull shared the spoils. Leclerc got close in 2019, but Max Verstappen’s brutal and canny racing stopped him taking a maiden win that day.

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