A BIG Test For F1 2022 Regulations – 2022 Spanish GP Preview

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Here’s our 2022 Spanish GP preview.

A BIG test coming up for the F1 2022 regulations at this weekend’s 2022 Spanish GP. Why? Because the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona has traditionally been a very tough one to overtake at. Will the drivers be able to follow each other better? Will they be able to pull off overtakes with the newly revamped regulations?

Historical stat – in the Spanish Grand Prix in 2005 and 2008, there were only two overtakes in the race.

Here’s the 2022 Spanish GP Preview on the Inside Line F1 Podcast with Soumil and Kunal.


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Spain marks the start of the ‘European leg’ of the Formula 1 calendar; although Formula 1 raced in Imola a few races ago. Traditionally, the teams line up big upgrade packages for this race – we tell you two easy ways to keep a track.

As for the teams, this race will offer them a good view of the progress they’ve made with their cars; given that one of the two pre-season tests were held here earlier in the year. We suspect that ‘overtaking’ and maybe even ‘tyre management’ could be the buzzwords this weekend.

Would Ferrari’s upgrades bring Charles Leclerc back in the fight with Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen? Can the Spaniards – Carlos Sainz & Fernando Alonso use the power of the Spanish fans to race themselves to better results in 2022? Will the upgrades change the pecking order?

There’s a lot packed into our near-30 mins long episode. Happy listening!

(Season 2022, Episode 27)

According to SportsBettingDime.com, with his third win of the season, Max Verstappen is again the sole favorite to capture this season’s Drivers’ Championship, with odds now at -150 followed by Charles Leclerc at +120. Verstappen is also favorite to get a podium finish this weekend at the Spain GP (-300).

Some interesting facts-stats as we look forward to the race this weekend:


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Kunal Shah

Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

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