The seven factors powering Verstappen's 2022 F1 domination
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The seven factors powering Verstappen's 2022 F1 domination

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After a tooth and nail and, at times, toxic Formula 1 world championship scrap last year, Max Verstappen's march to a second consecutive title has been the exact opposite. But has he really changed in 2022? Here's a dive into what factors have played a crucial role, both inside the Verstappen camp and elsewhere, in the Dutch driver's domination.

The 2022 Formula 1 season has been a campaign of great transformation from the one that came before. This is epitomised in the start of the championship’s new era, with the ground-effects car designs that are already well liked and established.

There are of course similarities, too. The multi-team title fights F1 observers had hoped would return started off restricted to just two of what were already considered to be ‘Class A’ squads. Then, as the year has gone on, it has boiled down to just one top team: Red Bull. The slightest infraction of any racer still leads to bitter and divisive online arguments. But at the same time, F1’s post-pandemic-restrictions boom continues unabated.

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