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Verstappen thought title hopes over after two DNFs

Reigning world champion Max Verstappen has admitted that he feared his chances of retaining his title in 2022 were already over, just three races into the new season. Verstappen suffered two retirements in Bahrain and Australia, races that his chief rival at Ferrari Charles Leclerc went on to win. It meant that Leclerc held a 46 point lead over Verstappen after Melbourne, with the Dutch star languishing in sixth place in the drivers championship standings. Read also: Verstappen tells Leclerc - 'Shit happens, but stay on it' But since then it's been Leclerc who has suffered a string of incidents, including a retirement while leading the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, while four wins in five races...
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