F1 update – Sao Paulo GP
The penaultimate round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship was held at the Interlagos Circuit in Sao Paolo, Brazil for the Sao Paolo Grand Prix.
For the first time in 2022, Mercedes scored a victory as George Russell took his maiden victory ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton in a first Mercedes 1 – 2 finish since the Emilio Ragnana Grand Prix in 2020, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz would complete the podium by finishing third.
Sao Paolo GP top 5:
- 1st: George Russell – Mercedes
- 2nd: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
- 3rd: Carlos Sainz – Ferrari
- 4th: Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
- 5th: Fernando Alonso – Alpine
- Haas’s Kevin Magnussen scored his and the teams first pole position of their careers for the Saturday’s sprint race, but sadly on the opening lap of the race on Sunday he would have a collision with McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo that would end both their races, the latter recieved a 3 place grid penalty for the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
- Red Bull had a weekend to forget as their world champion Max Verstappen struggled to finish fourth in Saturday’s sprint race and then on Sunday he would collide with Mercedes Lewis Hamilton on lap 7, damage his own front wing which he was given a 5 second time penalty, he would finish sixth ahead of team mate Sergio Perez with now a rift at the team.
- McLaren’s Lando Norris was given a 5 second time penalty for colliding with Charles Leclerc on lap 7 and then Norris would retire on lap 51 with gearbox failure.
- Haas announced that Mick Schumacher would be leaving the team at the end of the year with Nico Hulkenberg taking the seat in 2023.
- Alfa Romeo were fined $1,000 for a pitlane incident which involved one of their team members being unreasonably close to Mick Schumacher’s Haas.
The next round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship which is also the final round of the championship will be held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai at the Yas Marina Circuit for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on 18th-20th November.
Aston and Cameron Perkins with the latest Formula 1 update.
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