Would Leclerc have won in Baku had his Ferrari survived?
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Would Leclerc have won in Baku had his Ferrari survived?

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Charles Leclerc's second engine problem in three races meant Max Verstappen had a free run to claim his fifth win of the 2022 Formula 1 season. Whether Leclerc would have been able to repel the Red Bull driver's charge on much older tyres is a question we'll never know the answer to. However, there are some clues from the in-race data that we can infer from

When the engine nestled in the back of Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari went up in smoke in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last weekend, so too did our chances of witnessing a potentially thrilling climax when he might have battled with rival Max Verstappen for the ultimate spoils.

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said: “It's a shame it didn't play out, because I think we did have a very quick race car today. And I think with that eight- or nine-lap overlap with the drivers, that would have been a sufficient advantage to hopefully make a pass on [Leclerc].”

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