Motor sport

Formula 1: good month, bad month — August 2022

Good month

By George!

Russell still hasn’t finished outside the top five this season, the only driver to do so. Lewis Hamilton could start getting team orders at this rate…

Maximum energy

Ruthless Red Bull maximizing every opportunity where Ferrari is not – 1-2 in Baku the latest proof, producing an unprecedented championship swing to now lead the list.


Sergio loves the latest understeer refinements of his RB18. Can he challenge Max for the title?

Silver Arrows Rising

Despite all its problems, Mercedes’ consistency means it is only 38 points behind Ferrari, whose car has been so much better. The top three teams are closer than you think.

Elder statesman

Between appearances on BBC Question Time, Vettel helped Aston climb up the order – he is now level with Haas after a consummate sixth place in Baku by the German.

wrong month

Maranello disaster

After Ferrari missed out on an easy victory in Monaco thanks to their strategy (or lack thereof), Leclerc’s PU crumbled in Baku – as they did in Barcelona. “It hurts – I don’t have the words,” he said.

Tear down

Hamilton says he “can’t express” the pain in his back from porpoising, while Gasly said drivers “will be left with a cane at 30” if this continues. ‘2023 Zimmer frame GP’ anyone?

Schumacher in danger

Everything looks shaky for Schumacher – fell out of the points in Spain, split the car in two in Monaco, passed out in Baku. Is his Haas seat in danger?

a little wet

Race management delayed the Monaco GP for over an hour due to wet conditions. Doesn’t exactly feel the heroism of motor racing.

Stroll confirms the accident

Lance Stroll crashed in Baku qualifying but managed to continue for another lap. Just to confirm that he had damaged the car correctly, then rammed it into the wall again a lap later. Oops.