As a writer and editor, Ava anchors the Formula 1 coverage for the site, while working through many of its biggest columns. Ava earned a Masters in Sports Studies at UGA and a PhD in American Studies from UH-Mānoa. Her dissertation Chased Women, NASCAR Dads, and Southern Inhospitality: How NASCAR Exports The South is in the process of becoming a book.
Charles Leclerc has struggled on his home track of Monaco. Valtteri Bottas has found troubles on Friday. Daniel Ricciardo has yet to find his groove with McLaren. All three face unusual challenges as they head into the Monaco Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen won the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix even after spinning into the gravel on lap nine. Charles Leclerc looked like he was in line to earn the win but his Ferrari power unit failed midway through the race.
The Miami Grand Prix turned out to be a financial windfall for Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. In other news, Colton Hertaʻs test with McLaren later this year could be a signal that F1 might soon have a US driver on the grid.
Ferrari hold the lead in both the constructorʻs and driverʻs championships as the series heads to Imola. This weekend also offers the return of the sprint qualifying races that came to the sport in 2021.
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