The epic championship battle Ferrari stumbles have robbed us of
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The epic championship battle Ferrari stumbles have robbed us of

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Ferrari's biggest adversary in the 2022 Formula 1 title battle has largely been itself more than Max Verstappen, and team errors and mechanical issues have contrived to put Charles Leclerc a whopping 63 points behind his rival. Doing the maths, had Ferrari had not suffered those problems, Leclerc would actually be some way ahead of the order...

Charles Leclerc's emotions of disbelief and self-anger at the error that put him out of the French Grand Prix were evident from his body language as he climbed out of his stricken Ferrari.

As he smacked the top of his halo and looked to the skies seeking answers for why he had made yet another mistake, there was little doubt about the significance of the moment in the world championship battle. Just as his victory in the Austrian Grand Prix had opened a glimmer of hope that he could claw his way back against Max Verstappen after a troubled spell, the latest points swing to his Dutch rival was clearly a hammer blow to his 2022 ambitions.

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