As the start of the 2022 Formula 1 season approaches, speculation is rife about not only the true pecking order of the grid, but also which midfield team can make the step up this season.

    Last season saw eight out of the 10 teams on the grid finish on the podium, with the likes of McLaren and Alpine even achieving race wins.

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    Check out the video above for an insight into the state of play in the midfield battle this season.