Verstappen wins action-packed 2022 F1 Italian Grand Prix


Purple Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen has all however assured his second world title by taking the win on Sunday on the Italian Grand Prix, held at a packed Autodromo Nazionale Monza which celebrated its one hundredth anniversary.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc got here second in a race that completed beneath the protection automobile, some 2.4 seconds behind Verstappen, whereas Mercedes-Benz AMG’s George Russell completed third, 3.4 seconds behind the winner.

Leclerc began the race on pole, with Verstappen again at seventh after taking a 5-place grid penalty to be used of a brand new energy unit. Leclerc led away after the lights turned inexperienced, with Russell shut on his tail. In the meantime Verstappen was already as much as fourth within the first lap and, and with an excellent transfer previous McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo firstly of the second lap, would already attain a podium place. He would cross Russell on the beginning of the fifth lap, with the chief Leclerc at this level simply two seconds forward.

Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel got here to a cease on lap 11, which meant the digital security automobile was launched. Ferrari determined to pit Leclerc whereas Verstappen stayed out, now within the lead spot. Leclerc rejoined in third, behind Russell, however would quickly transfer into second.

Verstappen finally entered the pits for the primary time on the finish of lap 25 and rejoined in second, behind Leclerc. Along with his contemporary tires, Verstappen was consuming away on the hole till it was about 5 seconds, at which level Ferrari determined to pit Leclerc once more. He rejoined the race in second with 19 seconds between him and Verstappen.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc at the 2022 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on the 2022 Formulation 1 Italian Grand Prix

Little modified from this level however then on lap 48, Ricciardo got here to a cease, requiring the protection automobile to be deployed. With Verstappen within the lead, adopted by Leclerc and Russell, all three entered the pits to modify to contemporary tires. Nonetheless, Ricciardo’s automobile being caught on the finish of the monitor meant a prolonged extraction and thus the race completed beneath the protection automobile.

A worthy point out is Dutch driver Nyck de Vries, who made his F1 debut on Sunday by filling in for Williams driver Alex Albon, who was out because of a case of appendicitis. The Dutch teenager certified thirteenth however began the race at eighth because of the penalties of different drivers. He ended up ending ninth, scoring two factors in his maidan race. It means de Vries is now forward of Williams’ Nicholas Latifi, who stays on zero factors with a lot of the season behind him.

Following the weekend’s motion, Verstappen’s factors tally within the 2022 Drivers’ Championship has grown to 335 factors. Leclerc is second with 219 factors and Purple Bull’s Sergio Perez is third with 210 factors. Within the Constructors’ Championship, Purple Bull leads with 545 factors, versus the 406 of Ferrari and 371 of Mercedes.

Following the conclusion of the Italian Grand Prix, the European rounds of the 2022 season are over. Groups now take a brief break earlier than returning in three weeks for the Singapore Grand Prix, the primary time the race can be held since 2019.

Primarily based on the present standings, Verstappen might probably take the title in Singapore if he wins the race and scores a bonus level for quickest lap, although Leclerc must end ninth or decrease.

2022 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix

2022 Formulation 1 Italian Grand Prix

Beneath are the complete outcomes from the 2022 Formulation 1 Italian Grand Prix:

1) Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing
2) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari +2.446 seconds
3) George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG +3.405 seconds
4) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari +5.061 seconds
5) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG +5.380 seconds
6) Sergio Perez, Purple Bull Racing +6.091 seconds
7) Lando Norris, McLaren +6.207 seconds
8) Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri +6.396 seconds
9) Nyck De Vries, Williams +7.122 seconds
10) Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo +7.910 seconds
11) Esteban Ocon, Alpine +8.323 seconds
12) Mick Schumacher, Haas +8.549 seconds
13) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo +1 lap
14) Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri +1 lap
15) Nicholas Latifi, Williams +1 lap
16) Kevin Magnussen, Haas +1 lap
NC) Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren – DNF
NC) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin – DNF
NC) Fernando Alonso, Alpine – DNF
NC) Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin – DNF


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