French GP F1 Update narrativeView full narrative Good afternoon and welcome to the race of the 2022 French Grand Prix!! Everything is ready for t
French GP F1
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Good afternoon and welcome to the race of the 2022 French Grand Prix!! Everything is ready for the main dish of the weekend to arrive. Be careful, because many things can happen during the 53 laps that the pilots will have to give to the Paul Ricard. Special attention to the front row of the grid, because this race could be the turning point in the World Championship. A victory of Leclerc It would bring him closer to that first position that Verstappen occupies. Among them there is 38 points away just when we have already passed the equator of the season.
What it does seem is that ferrari It goes very well on this track. It is true that last year things were not easy for those from Maranello, but this single-seater is very different. Although he does not get out of that fight for the Championship either. Czech Perezwho seemed to be asleep all weekend… until qualifying came around and he woke up marking the third fastest time of Q3.
One last session in which Carlos Sainz helped his teammate with two slipstreams that served Leclerc to sign a very important pole for his aspirations for the World Cup. because the spanish will have to start penultimate on the grid after having to change the engine. A sanction that directly forces him to start the comeback as soon as the traffic light starts. With a bit of luck, he is expected to make it to the top-6. But everything will depend on what happens in the race.
In the seventh position will start Fernando Alonso, which yesterday admitted that it was the best position it seemed they could aspire to yesterday. He sneaked up ahead McLarenwhich already warned that they brought many improvements for this weekend. Stephen Ocon, Fernando’s teammate in Alpine, could not get through to Q3. However, the sanctions against Sainz already Magnussen (both due to engine change) will make him start in tenth place in the Grand Prix of his home (and his team).
All to decide still in the Paul Ricard.At 3:00 p.m. the traffic light will finally start to experience the penultimate race before the summer break.