Max Verstappen won another race, this time on Baku (Azerbaijan). His teammate, Sergio Perez, had the second position and George Russell the third one to complete the podium. The surprise on this Grand Prix was the problem of Ferrari. Both Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc had troubles on the reliability issues, this time with the engine of the car. Other drivers that also have Ferrari´s engine had troubles to end the race. Magnussen (Haas) and the Chinese driver Zhou (Alfa Romeo) had to drop out the race thanks to this reliability issues.
On Saturday, Leclerc made a really good classification. He achieved the pole position above Max Verstappen and `Checo´ Perez. He also had a really bad start (Checo overtook him on the first lap of the race). But on the lap 20 he had to give up the race thanks to his engine.
The same thing happened to his teammate Carlos Sainz. On the lap 9, Sainz was the first driver out of four to leave this GP. He said to his team on the moment that engine failed: “Something has failed”. This season Carlos was one of the favourites to win the world championship. However, he has a lot of pressure and he is doing a bad performance on this start of 2022 season. Leclerc has also lot of pressure but his dropouts in the race (2 until now) have been thanks to his team.
The veteran pilots like Fernando Alonso or Sebastian Vettel completed a really good performance. Both of them made a solid race without mistakes and with a good intervention of their teams (Alpine and Aston Martin).
The performance of the Mercedes drivers was also good. George Russell made a really good third place. People is starting to call him “Mr. Consistency”. On the last three races, he has been the third driver with more added points (40). He is also driving with a lot of confidence and security. His teammate (Lewis Hamilton) was on the fourth place in this GP. He ended the race with a lot of problems on his back.
The next race in on Silverstone and Leclerc have to win this GP if he wants to keep on the fight with Verstappen for the world championship. However, the Dutch driver not going to make things easy for him and we will have a beautiful race.