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Go-go-go for F1 2022

7 months ago

Writer:

Karun Chandhok | Racing driver

Date:

17 March 2022

Race week is finally here after what has seemed like the longest off-season break in F1 history, despite being the shortest. Ever since the unforgettable climax of the 2021 season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the fanbase seems to have become even more polarised and I’ve long since concluded there’s no way to satisfy some of the more fanatical and irrational people out there. I’m just relieved the 2022 season is about to get going so we can all focus on the part we love – the racing.

For the first time in seven years I didn’t travel to pre-season testing. My wife and I welcomed our second son to the world on the same day the Bahrain test kicked off, so I had a pretty good excuse for not being there myself. On the flip side, doing the 2am wake ups with a newborn means I’ve had plenty of time to catch up on the news, emails, reports, timing and GPS data from testing to try and get a sense of where things are at. It doesn’t make up for not being trackside and watching the cars with my own eyes, but nappy duty comes first!

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