The 21st round of Formula 1 was held in Brazil, the last sprint week of the season was held at Interlagos, the qualifying took place in transitional weather, due to which an unexpected result was recorded. Qualifying was stopped with red flags due to George Russell’s incident 8 minutes earlier in the third segment, and due to the worsening weather, nobody could improve Kevin Magnussen’s time, as a result, pole position was left to Dane.
The sprint race was dominated by Mercedes, with George Russell taking the first position, and Lewis Hamilton qualifying from 8th position to eventually take 2nd place. Carlos Sainz finished third, Ferrari driver was 4.051 seconds behind.
The race, saturated with many contacts and collisions, turned out to be quite tense, in the end, three pilots of the Brazilian Grand Prix were eliminated, two of them – on the very first lap.
Mercedes celebrated the first victory of the season and managed to do it with a double – Lewis Hamilton won the podium place 191st time, and it was the first triumph for Russell.
The 2022 season will end with the Abu Dhabi race on November 18-20.
As of today, the top ten pilots ranking looks like this:
- Max Verstappen – 429 Red Bull
- Charles Leclerc – 290 Ferrari
- Sergio Perez – 290 Red Bull
- George Russell – 265 Mercedes
- Lewis Hamilton – 240 Mercedes
- Carlos Sainz – 234 Ferrari
- Lando Norris – 113 McLaren
- Esteban Ocon – 86 Renault
- Fernando Alonso – 81 Renault
- Valtteri Bottas – 49 Alfa Romeo
As for the constructors’ standing:
- Red Bull – 719
- Ferrari – 524
- Mercedes – 505
- Renault – 167
- McLaren – 148
Spectators will be able to watch the final race of the season live on Setanta Sports. Saturday 19 November from 18:00 and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday 20 November from 17:00.