Episode #185: It Was He, Leclerc

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The heartbreak heard around the world, with Charles Leclerc just 10 laps from victory in Bahrain, when a cylinder failing on the ICE caused him to limp home and gift wrap a win to Lewis Hamilton. RJ and King break it all down in what was a wild weekend in Sakhir:

FORMULA 1 – BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX
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– The ballad of Charles Leclerc: From pole position and a victory in the bag, to a misfired cylinder with 10 to go and a third-place finish
– Mercedes pick up a 1-2 from Ferrari’s misfortune, HAM wins, BOT retains 1-point lead
– VET spins out during battle with HAM, suffers collapsed front wing, finishes 5th
– Renault suffers double DNF with 4 to go – HUL retires from 6th, RIC from 10th
– VER just misses out on a podium – and lucky to escape punishment for driving into SAI
– NOR finishes “best of the rest” in 6th for McLaren
– RAI 7th, GAS 8th – but questions rising about his standing against VER
– ALB scores first points in 9th, PER 10th, just holding off GIO
– GRO only other retirement after L1 collision with STR
– Championship Standings after 2 rounds

EVERYTHING ELSE
– Neuville wins WRC Tour de Corse
– NASCAR catchup and maybe the 2020 schedule
– W Series driver lineup

FORMULA 2
– Feature Race: Nicholas Latifi takes commanding victory to open the season from 4th on the grid

– Sprint Race: Luca Ghiotto does it for Charles: starts 7th, pits, drops to 14th, charges to the lead in less than 10 laps

– Mick Schumacher still garners most of the headlines – 8th in feature, 6th in sprint after RGP
– Tatiana Calderon: 13th in feature, 15th in sprint
– Championship standings after 2 races

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