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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF21

Why 2022 success should matter more to Ferrari than any other F1 team

OPINION: Every Formula 1 team that isn’t Red Bull or Mercedes is hoping the new cars will catapult it to the front of the grid, while those two want to re-establish their front-running position. But with only one constructors’ winner come 2022’s end, the pressure of such expectations is high. And at one squad, even more so...

It’s that time of year: Formula 1 launch season. There will be new cars, new liveries, new drivers. Online-only, sneak-peek reveals, physical launches, “oh dear, the YouTube livestream has died again and aren’t the comments just repellent…”

Still, overall, with plenty of buzz to be generated and excitement for another year of racing awaiting, it’s an integral part of the year, paving the way for the new championship that’s now just ahead. And what a year F1 wants this to be, with its long-awaited design regulations overhaul finally set to bear fruit.

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