Max Verstappen went on to safe yet one more win on the 2022 F1 US GP, securing Pink Bull their first constructors’ title since 2013. Whereas the Dutchman was already topped the 2022 F1 world champion final race weekend on the Japanese Grand Prix, battles throughout the grid have solely gotten extra thrilling.
With yet one more podium end for Charles Leclerc, the Ferrari driver is again in second within the drivers’ standings forward of Sergio Perez, with two factors separating the 2. The battle is more likely to go on up till the very finish of the season, turning into an thrilling combat to be careful for all the way in which into the 2022 F1 Abu Dhabi GP. The Mexican simply missed out on the rostrum and completed the US GP in P4 behind Leclerc’s Ferrari.
Carlos Sainz secured the third pole place of his profession on the US GP this weekend. Every thing, nonetheless, went crashing down for the Spaniard when George Russell made contact along with his Ferrari on the opening lap of the race.
Regardless of the Briton receiving a five-second penalty for basically knocking Sainz out of the GP, Russell managed to complete in P5, growing his factors hole to the Ferrari driver to 16 factors within the drivers’ standings. With Lewis Hamilton ending second in Austin, the seven-time world champion now holds a mere four-point deficit to Sainz and is shortly catching as much as safe fifth place within the championship.
The battle between the 2 Alpines can also be getting extra intense now that Esteban Ocon solely enjoys a seven-point benefit over his teammate Fernando Alonso. Equally, 10 factors now separate Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel within the standings.
The German stood an opportunity to attain some robust factors in Austin this weekend after having led the race for a number of laps, solely to lose all hope to a devastatingly lengthy pit cease by Aston Martin. The four-time world champion was compelled to accept P8 after some thrilling battles and overtakes as much as the very previous few seconds of the race, whereas Bottas was one of many three drivers who have been compelled to retire from the Grand Prix.
Kevin Magnussen and Pierre Gasly are in a detailed battle for thirteenth within the championship, with one level separating the 2, whereas Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, and Yuki Tsunoda are all in a detailed battle for fifteenth.
Listed below are the 2022 F1 Driver Standings after the US GP