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2021 F1

Verstappen extended drivers title lead with Austrian GP win

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Verstappen sealed a hat-trick of F1 victories

Max Verstappen sealed a hat-trick of F1 victories to extend his drivers’ championship lead over his nearest rival Lewis Hamilton. The Brit made only fourth and trails 32 points behind the Max. The local hero had taken the massive pace advantage, he made top podium last weekend here at the Red Bull Ring and, having secured the pole, dominated the race to the chequered flag with a solid performance.

Another disaster race for Hamilton at Red Bull Ring, who losing the pace following the floor damage from the Kerbs at turn 10. During the second half of the race Lewis struggled too much, when he ran on P2 and third position runner Bottas was instructed by his Mercedes team not to race Hamilton, hoping the Brit can stay on second and restrict the drivers title loss to rival Verstappen.

But aggressive Lando Norris closing the gap between front runner Bottas. Following Mercedes decided to call Hamilton for another pit-stop, finally the Brit finished on fourth ahead of Sergio Perez, who received 10 seconds penalty for the two different incidents during the race.

Closing stages of the race Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz overtook Daniel Ricciardo and finished behind Perez on sixth, but he promoted to fifth place following the Mexican’s time penalty. The Australian Ricciardo finished on seventh with a remarkable race-pace, who started from the 13th on the grid.

The second Ferrari ace Charles Leclerc in eighth. AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly was in ninth and Fernando Alonso in 10th for Alpine, who overtook Williams ‘youngster George Russel in three laps remaining. The Englishman took 11th after impressive race.

Incredible to be honest… the car was on rails – Max

“Incredible to be honest… the car was on rails,” says Max Verstappen after his third straight win.

“Every tyre set we put on it was really enjoyable to drive. I’m a bit amazed today how today went, I didn’t expect it to be like this.

I’m frustrated but happy with P3 – Lando

“It was fun, it was a good race, it was exciting… but I’m disappointed because we should have been second place. I thought on Lap One [after the Safety Car] was just racing really, he [Perez] tried to go around the outside which is a bit stupid, and he ran off the track himself, I didn’t even push him.

“I’m frustrated but also happy with P3, we had very good pace.

“It’s nice to know we can actually race them. That was probably the first race in many years where we were actually racing a Mercedes and a Red Bull. Hopefully we can keep it up.”

2022 F1

F1 Championship Points Standing – After Imola GP

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2022 F1 Drivers Championship Standing after F1 Emilia Romagna GP

Pos Driver Team Points
1Charles LeclercFerrari86
2Max VerstappenRed Bull59
3Sergio PerezRed Bull54
4George RussellWilliams49
5Carlos SainzFerrari38
6Lando NorrisMcLaren35
7Lewis HamiltonMercedes28
8Valtteri BottasMercedes24
9Esteban OconAlpine20
10Kevin MagnussenHaas15
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren11
12Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri10
13Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri6
14Fernando AlonsoAlpine2
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo1
16Alex AlbonWilliams1
17Lance StrollAston Martin1
18Mick SchumacherHaas0
19Sebastian VettelAston Martin0
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0

2022 F1 Teams Championship Standing after F1 Imola Emilia Romagna GP

Pos Team Points
1Ferrari124
2Red Bull113
3Mercedes77
4McLaren46
5Alfa Romeo25
6Alpine22
7AlphaTauri16
8Haas15
9Aston Martin5
10Williams1

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Race results – F1 Imola Emilia Romagna GP

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Defending world champion Max Verstappen has won at Imola for the second season in a row ahead of his teammate Sergio Perez, Red Bull made 1-2 finish as leaders Ferrari’s home Grand Prix turned into a terrible for the Italian outfit.

Pos Driver Team LapsTimePoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull631:32:07.98626
2Sergio PerezRed Bull63+16.527s18
3Lando NorrisMcLaren63+34.834s15
4George RussellMercedes63+42.506s12
5Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo63+43.181s10
6Charles LeclercFerrari63+56.072s8
7Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri63+61.110s6
8Sebastian VettelAston Martin63+70.892s4
9Kevin Magnussen Haas63+75.260s2
10Lance StrollAston Martin62+1 lap1
11Alex Albon Williams62+1 lap0
12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri62+1 lap0
13Lewis HamiltonMercedes62+1 lap0
14Esteban OconAlpine62+1 lap0
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo62+1 lap0
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams62+1 lap0
17Mick SchumacherHaas62+1 lap0
18Daniel RicciardoMcLaren62+1 lap0
19Fernando AlonsoAlpine6DNF0
20Carlos SainzFerrari0DNF0

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Hamilton and Wolff spotted in heated conversation after Imola disaster

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Lewis Hamilton 2022 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

During Emilia Romagna Grand Prix post qualifying session, Sir Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff was seen engaging in a heated conversation, the Brit was eliminated from Q2 on Friday.

Bothe Hamilton and Wolff be found to be holding heated conversations in the Mercedes garage just after the Brit crashed out of Q2 at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. It was another poor results, which was resulted P13 in for sprint race at Imola.

On the incident with Wolff, Hamilton said: “It’s all internal stuff. I’d rather not share that. But yeah we’ll keep working, it is what it is. Each weekend is a rescue.

“It wasn’t a great session. Yeah. Naturally, it’s disappointing. We came here with optimism and we know everyone is working really hard at the factory and when things don’t come together it’s disappointing. I think we under-performed as a team today.

“There are things that we should have done and didn’t do. Anyway, we will work as hard as we can to move up in the sprint race. Hopefully tomorrow is better, weather-wise, and who knows, maybe we can work our way forwards.”

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SAUDI GRAND PRIX

Date Session Time
FRI DEC 03 FP1 16:30 - 17:30
FRI DEC 03 FP2 20:00 - 21:00
SAT DEC 04 FP3 17:00 - 18:00
SAT DEC 04 QUALI 20:00 - 21:00
SUN DEC 05 RACE 20:30 - 23:30

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