Verstappen wins 2022 F1 French Grand Prix after Leclerc crashes out

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Sunday’s 2022 Components 1 French Grand Prix will probably be a race Charles Leclerc will wish to overlook.

The Ferrari driver was dominant all weekend and regarded set to safe his fourth win of the season, however as an alternative earned himself his third retirement. He succumbed to a case of snap oversteer at Flip 11 on lap 18, which despatched him into the limitations, ending his race and bringing out the protection automobile.

This handed the lead spot to Pink Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen who went on to take house the win. Mercedes-Benz AMG’s Lewis Hamilton completed second, 10.587s seconds after Verstappen, whereas fellow Mercedes driver George Russell completed third, 16.495 seconds after the winner.

When the lights turned inexperienced at a blisteringly sizzling Circuit Paul Ricard, Leclerc simply pulled away from Verstappen who began at second on the grid. Fellow Pink Bull driver Sergio Perez began at third however was quickly handed by Hamilton, however managed to remain forward of Russell in fifth.

Ferrari at the 2022 Formula 1 French Grand Prix

Ferrari on the 2022 Components 1 French Grand Prix

Leclerc managed to carry off Verstappen regardless of just a few makes an attempt by the Pink Bull driver to overhaul. Likewise, Hamilton was in a position to maintain again Perez. In the meantime, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, who began in the back of the grid as a consequence of engine penalties, was slowly making his approach up the order.

Sainz reached as excessive as third within the second half of the race, forward of Russell and Perez, however sadly an earlier unsafe launch as he left the pits earned him a five-second penalty. He thus needed to pit once more to take the penalty. He would in the end end fifth, taking house a bonus level for the quickest lap alongside the best way. Forward of him was Perez who took house fourth.

There have been few different dramas, although Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu stopped within the run-off space at Flip 5 on lap 49, inflicting the digital security automobile to be deployed.

Following the weekend’s motion, Verstappen’s lead within the 2022 Drivers’ Championship has additional prolonged, with the Pink Bull driver now sitting on 233 factors. Leclerc stays in second with 170 factors and Perez stays in third with 163 factors. Within the Constructors’ Championship, Pink Bull leads with 396 factors, versus the 314 of Ferrari and 270 of Mercedes. The battle continues this weekend with spherical 13, the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Mercedes-Benz AMG at the 2022 Formula 1 French Grand Prix

Mercedes-Benz AMG on the 2022 Components 1 French Grand Prix

Under are the total outcomes from the 2022 Components 1 French Grand Prix:

1) Max Verstappen, Pink Bull Racing
2) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG +10.587 seconds
3) George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG +16.495 seconds
4) Sergio Perez, Pink Bull Racing +17.310 seconds
5) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari +28.872 seconds
6) Fernando Alonso, Alpine +42.879 seconds
7) Lando Norris, McLaren +52.026 seconds
8) Esteban Ocon, Alpine +56.959 seconds
9) Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren 60.372 seconds
10) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin +62.549 seconds
11) Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin +64.494 seconds
12) Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri +65.448 seconds
13) Alexander Albon, Williams +68.565 seconds
14) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo +76.666 seconds
15) Mick Schumacher, Haas +80.394 seconds
16) Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo +6 laps
NC) Nicholas Latifi, Williams – DNF
NC) Kevin Magnussen, Haas – DNF
NC) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari – DNF
NC) Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri – DNF

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