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Azerbaijan GP F1 2022: Checo Prez already equals his most podiums in a season… and 14 races left!

Czech Prez is having its best start to the season in Formula 1. It is second in the drivers' championship after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, in which


Czech Prez is having its best start to the season in Formula 1. It is second in the drivers’ championship after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, in which Ferrari collapsed and allowed Red Bull to make it 1-2 and take distance in all classifications.

It was the third consecutive race in which Checo was in the top three. He started at the Spanish Grand Prix, in which he was second after being fourth in Miami. He followed with victory in Monaco and was again second, behind Verstappen, in Bak.

Three podiums in a row is just something the Mexican has achieved once before. It was last season, being third in Turkey, the United States and Mexico, in which were his last podiums of 2021, in which he set a personal brand with five finishes among the first three that I already tied in 2022… and 14 races remain.

Czech reached 20 podiums by being second in Bak. It was fourth at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the race where he has finished in the top three the most times. 10 have already arrived with Red Bull, matching the number he had in his first nine seasons in F1.

Checo Prez’s podiums, by season

  • 2011 – 0
  • 2012 – 3: Malaysia, Canada, Italy
  • 2013 – 0
  • 2014 – 1: Bahrain
  • 2015 – 1: Russia
  • 2016 – 2: Monaco, Azerbaijan
  • 2017 – 0
  • 2018 – 1: Azerbaijan
  • 2019 – 0
  • 2020 – 2: Turkey, Sakhir
  • 2021 – 5: Azerbaijan, France, Turkey, United States, Mexico
  • 2022 – 5: Australia, Emilia Romagna, Spain, Monaco, Azerbaijan