Why F1 2022's biggest political fight may not be at the front
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Why F1 2022's biggest political fight may not be at the front

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OPINION: The wait for the 2022 Formula 1 season to get underway is almost over. Much has been said about the rivalries between the top teams, but it may well be that the biggest rumble this season is instead focused entirely on what again looks like a tight midfield fight

The focus for the majority of Formula 1 teams so far this winter has been on getting their 2022 cars out of the factory door, out on track and as ready as they can be for the start of the season. Amid the intensity of making sure testing has given teams the answers they need about themselves, and the guessing games on what rivals are up to, the reality of the competitive situation hasn’t hit home yet.

But don’t think for a second that this state of affairs will last long. Because once the tyre blankets come off in anger this weekend and cars are finally fully unleashed, that will trigger full-scale battles both on and off track.

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