Trackside view: June 2022

It's early days but Ferrari and Red Bull are painting towns vibrant shades of red and orange. Here are our observations from Jeddah and Albert Park

Max Verstappen, 2022 Saudi Arabian GP

Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc duel at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Leclerc took fastest lap – and has in the season’s first three races

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Race report

Missile strikes overshadowed the Saudi GP, but the crowds were out in Melbourne

Word on the beat

A return to Kyalami, Mattia Binotto on Ferrari caution and plans for Pierre Gasly

Tactical analysis

Although Sergio Pérez took pole in Jeddah, did Nicholas Latifi’s crash scupper his race?

News in brief‘

Tyre whisperer’ Alexander Albon, the Aston ‘Turtle’ and Valtteri’s Oz-friendly helmet

Tech insight

‘Porpoising’ is the word of the moment, but what is it and what can be done about it?

Johnny Herbert

Our columnist is keen on this season’s close racing… It was all different in 1998