Formula 1: 4 Exciting Stories to Follow Before the GP of Emilia Romagna

Charles Leclerc is the Ferrari team's top figure in 2022
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco holds his trophy after winning the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, April 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

Next Sunday, April 24, the fourth race of the 2022 Formula 1 season will be held. Thus, in this article four stories that generate strong enthusiasm among the millions of followers who closely follow the actions of the world’s top motor racing category will be dealt with.

Charles Leclerc is the current leader of the standings and his recent performance places him as the main favorite to win the Drivers’ Championship. As for the Mexican driver, Sergio “Checo” Pérez surprisingly scored more points than Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

Formula 1 Stories You Can’t Stop Reading before the Next Grand Prix

4.- Ferrari’s Momentum

Charles Leclerc is Formula 1 leader
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco holds his trophy after winning the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, April 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

Thanks to the remarkable performance of the duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari is at the top of the Constructors’ Championship so far with 39 points ahead of Mercedes, who are in second place.

It is still too early to get to strong conclusions about the team’s performance in 2022, but the fact that they will be competing at the Imola circuit is more than enough to believe that they will have another good performance.

3.- The First Sprint of the Year

The Emilia Romagna GP will host the first Formula 1 sprint of 2022
First placed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates at the end of the Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix, at the Imola racetrack, Italy, Sunday, April 18, 2021. (Bryn Lennon/ Pool Via AP)

In the fourth race of the 2022 Formula 1 season, the first sprint will take place. In other words, the car with the fastest lap time in Friday’s qualifying session will earn the right to start first in Saturday’s sprint.

It is important to add that on this occasion, the top eight drivers of Saturday’s sprint will be able to secure points for their respective teams.

2.- Red Bull Racing’s Irregularities

Sergio Checo Perez scores more points than Verstappen in 2022
Red Bull teammates Max Verstappen, right, of the Netherlands and Sergio Perez of Mexico arrive at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, April 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

To the surprise of many specialists, Red Bull Racing has not lived up to expectations of the fans in the first races of the season, as a result of the retirement of its top star and reigning world champion, Max Verstappen, on two occasions.

However, it is expected that the Belgian will get back to his feet to be able to be considered favorite for the title, together with the constant good performance of “Checo” in the main circuits of the maximum category.

1.- The Resurgence of Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is one of the former champions competing in Formula 1 in 2022.
Alpine driver Fernando Alonso of Spain gets ready during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix it in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Fernando Alonso, at the age of 40, is living his last moments in Formula 1 at the wheel of an Alpine car, but his 2 points obtained in the Bahrain Grand Prix invite us to think that the Spaniard still has the capacity and the necessary car to get on the podium in an important race.

In addition, we cannot forget Frenchman Esteban Ocon, who currently ranks seventh in the Drivers’ Championship with 20 points.

Everything is ready for the Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna, a race that was won by Max Verstappen in 2021.

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