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Max Verstappen Retires from Australian Grand Prix, Second Engine Failure in Three Races

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing looks on from the drivers parade ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on April 10, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202204100092 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen is off to a rough start to his Formula 1 title defense after an engine-related failure at the Australian Grand Prix.

Slipstream Saturday: Charles Leclerc Continues Ferrari Resurgence, Takes Pole for Australian GP

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Charles Leclerc on track at the Australian Grand Prix, Prince Albert Park (credit: FIA Media)

After a two-year break, Formula 1 returned to Australia, and Charles Leclerc will start the grand prix from the pole when the lights go out.  In what is shaping up as an early-season duel between Ferrari and Red Bull, or more specifically Charles Leclerc and reigning champion Max Verstappen, the two led the way through …

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Mick Schumacher Ruled Out of 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after Heavy Qualifying Crash

JEDDAH STREET CIRCUIT, SAUDI ARABIA - MARCH 26: Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22 during the Saudi Arabian GP at Jeddah Street Circuit on Saturday March 26, 2022 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Mark Sutton / LAT Images)

(Photo by Mark Sutton / LAT Images)

Mick Schumacher will not take part in Sunday’s (March 26) Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after a hard crash in qualifying left him en route to a local hospital for cautionary checks. In light of the accident, the team has decided not to field Schumacher’s car despite having reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi in attendance in Jeddah. …

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Sergio Perez Takes Maiden Pole in Saudi Arabia; Lewis Hamilton Out in Q1

Pole position qualifier Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on March 26, 2022 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images via Red Bull)

Sergio Perez captured his first career pole on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on Saturday (March 26) qualifying for the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, while seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton was shockingly eliminated in Q1. Perez’s maiden pole comes in his 220th F1 start, a new record for the longest ever wait for a first pole …

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Charles Leclerc Nabs First F1 Pole of 2022 at Bahrain

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Charles Leclerc parlayed a long winter workload by the Ferrari team into securing pole position at the Bahrain International Circuit, the first weekend of F1 racing in 2022. Defending champion Max Verstappen came up just 0.123 of a second off the pole, and will start the race besides Leclerc in second. Ferrari’s other driver, Carlos …

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