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Did off-track matters ruin the spectacle at the Spanish GP?

Max Verstappen took victory in a thrilling Spanish Grand Prix, but the race was soured for many by a poor off-track experience that may threaten the future of the Barcelona event.

While the Spanish Grand Prix often produces processional races, this year's event was anything but, as an action-packed Sunday saw Max Verstappen survive an early spin to win his fourth race of 2022, after Charles Leclerc retired from a comfortable lead with an engine problem. But while the on-track action was thrilling, the weekend was ruined for many fans by poor logistics and shambolic organisation in and around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. With so many new venues clamouring to join the F1 calendar, will such issues threaten the future of the Spanish Grand Prix? Leclerc's mishap means he and Verstappen have now suffered a combined three mechanical failures after just six races in 2022. Why are we seeing this degree of unreliability so far this year? And what does the future hold for Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso, with both drivers out of contract at the end of the season? All this and much more on this edition of the RacingNews365.com podcast!

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