He returned to his role as Ferrari leader last year after defeating Sainz in 2021. In the first half of the season, he was seriously competing with Verstappen for the title and, especially in the early part of the season, it looked like he could take the title. But then came both driving mistakes and strategic ones from the team, and eventually, Ferrari lost its breath in the development. So the Monegasque was happy to at least clinch the vice-championship title, which he just barely defended from Pérez.
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