We are now just a few days away from the Spanish Grand Prix, as the Circuit de Catalunya will host the sixth stage of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship. While waiting for the Spanish event to start, the analyzes of various experts continue to arrive one after the other about what has been seen in the previous five races this year. In this regard, Jolyon Palmer, a former Renault driver and now Sky Sport commentator, wanted to focus on the events of the last race in Miami, which was won by Max Verstappen for Red Bull.
The Briton, in detail, said he was surprised by the lack of aggressiveness shown by Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz in defending the one-two finish scored in the qualifying session at the Miami International Autodrome. Below is the analysis of Jolyon Palmer in his recent interview for F1 Nation podcast.
Jolyon Palmer first stated:
“The Ferrari drivers in Miami were a little too ‘kind’ to Max Verstappen: Carlos Sainz allowed him to go outside at the first corner, but I understand his caution because he came from some unfortunate weekends where he had accidents in the first lap.”
He then he added:
“This year there were good battles between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen, but in Miami Charles didn’t defend much from Max. Verstappen’s overtaking on Leclerc was all too easy. We used to see Lewis Hamilton and Verstappen face each other openly, with all possible weapons, to take the lead.”
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Finally he concluded:
“I thought he could do something more. Maybe the speed of the Red Bull is too high for the Ferrari cars at this moment, but you have to try, right? If you don’t even try, if you don’t cover the inside against Verstappen, you will never be able to keep the lead. This meant that their duels were very respectful, considering that there is a world title at stake, and it amazed me.”
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