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“The championship is still long,” Stefano Domenicali repudiates considering Max Verstappen as a World Champion

Mercedes are still in the game say CEO Stefano Domenicali

Stefano Domenicali, CEO Formula 1 group.

Stefano Domenicali, CEO of the Formula 1 group, refuses to consider Max Verstappen as the world champion already, after 9 races. He still thinks the situation could pretty much change as the season is still long enough. With only one-third of the season over, Max has a comfortable lead on the top with 46 points ahead of his teammate Sergio Perez.


Red Bull suffered three DNF in the first three races of the 2022 season, with Max Verstappen 45 points behind Charles Leclerc and on P6 in the championship table. But the table got completely turned after 9 races, with Ferrari stuck behind the Bulls due to reliability issues and Charles 49 points behind Max. But with only a third of the season done, nobody can count out the teams for the lead, so those think the CEO. 

“After a few races it seemed to be over for Max, but now the situation is reversed. The championship is still long, we are only at one third of the season. I think there will be a nice battle until the end of the season. Leclerc is in top form,” said Stefano. 


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Stefano Domenicali also considers Mercedes still in contention

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Mercedes is on the way to their worst season after 2014, with no wins and 5 podiums to their name, the Silver arrows are struggling to mark their name over the 2022 season. This shuffle could be mentioned right beside the new regulation changes this season saw. But the CEO still couldn’t count the 8-time winners out.

“Mercedes is also improving. We hope to see more teams competing. It will depend on the teams’ adjustments to the circuits and how those updates fit within the budget. Mercedes has won eight world titles. It is an incredible team and they will not give up,” the Domenicali concluded.

Red Bull has a 76 points lead over Ferrari and is all set for their first Constructors since 2013, Ferrari needs strong finishes to manage the Bulls but with a car that could finish. 

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Soham is a Formula 1 content writer at First Sportz. He is an immovable F1 fan being a Tifosi and his favourite driver is Sebastian Vettel. He is an undergrad student at Kiit University pursuing Computer Science and Engineering.