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The 2022 season from Formula 1 has aroused enormous expectation. On the one hand, because of the sweet aftertaste left by the last World Cupso ti


The 2022 season from Formula 1 has aroused enormous expectation. On the one hand, because of the sweet aftertaste left by the last World Cupso tight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, which was decided in a controversial final lap. But above all because of the disturbing uncertainty generated by the entry into force of the new regulation, aimed at matching the cars to reward the talent of the drivers. The round of team presentations has cleared up few unknowns. Some have shown more than others. The Red Bull showed only a model of his RB18while ferrari impressed with his groundbreaking F1-75, Mercedes opted for a more continuous line with its W13, and Alpine he is looking for a life in pink with his A522… Speculations are numerous, everyone looks askance at the neighbor next door, but the only thing that is known is that nothing is known. Fernando Alonsoa veteran, said it clearly this Tuesday in Paris: “Nobody has a clue how each car is going to behave.” Or, in the words of his crew chief, laurent rossithe big circus it is today “a blank page”.

The questions will begin to be resolved from Wednesday to Friday in the private tests from Montmelowhich will put on the asphalt, stopwatch in hand, the real single-seaters of this new F1. Not so much interest is remembered before a preparatory session as in this 2022, although it is not expected that the conclusions that come out of Barcelona be final. On the contrary, experience says that the teams keep their cards to themselves, which they play later. Then there will be other tests in Bahrain, from March 10 to 12before kicking off the Championship on the 20th, on that same stage, with the first grand prize. There it will be seen if the big ones maintain their dominance, if the medium ones threaten the big ones, if some small surprises… or even if some ‘Brawn case’ give a return to the World Cup.