F1 Standings – Verstappen wins Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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F1 Standings - Verstappen wins Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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Whats up everybody and welcome alongside to our dwell weblog for the second System 1 race of the 2022 season, which is the Saudi Arabian Grand PrixSergio Perez surprisingly put his Crimson Bull on pole place for this Sunday’s race, however Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is simply behind him, with teammate Carlos Sainz in third on the grid. Max Verstappen within the second Crimson Bull is fourth, so we’ll see if the pole sitter can maintain off each Ferraris and the reigning world champion. On this dwell weblog, we’ll have all of the pre-race updates after which lap-by-lap experiences too.

F1 LIVE Race Protection – Stay Textual content Commentary from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

That is the very starting of our F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix dwell weblog, with all our updates from this F1 race following under. As at all times, those nearest the highest are the newest.

18:55 GMT: F1 2022 Drivers’ Championship

    Charles Leclerc – 45 PointsCarlos Sainz – 33 PointsMax Verstappen – 25 PointsGeorge Russell – 22 PointsLewis Hamilton – 16 PointsEsteban Ocon – 14 PointsKevin Magnussen – 12 PointsSergio Perez – 12 PointsValtteri Bottas – 8 PointsLando Norris – 6 Factors

One other thrilling race

There could have solely been two races in F1 in 2022, however they’ve each given us an amazing battle between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen. Ferrari and Crimson Bull are separated by nothing in the intervening time and the drivers are making the essential distinction. Subsequent up, the Australian GP on April 8-10. We won’t await F1’s return to Melbourne, particularly with the struggle on the entrance between Leclerc and Verstappen.

2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix High 10

    Max Verstappen (Crimson Bull)Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)Sergio Perez (Crimson Bull)George Russell (Mercedes) Esteban Ocon (Alpine)Lando Norris (McLaren)Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)Kevin Magnussen (Haas)Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)


A superb Saudi Arabian GP sees Max Verstappen come out on prime after an exhilarating battle with Charles Leclerc. The pair placed on an excellent race within the closing 10 laps of the race. Carlos Sainz comes house in third, forward of Sergio Perez and George Russell.

Lap 47: Verstappen takes the lead!

This time, Verstappen judges issues completely by staying behind on the final nook to get DRS down the principle straight. The Dutchman breezes previous by Leclerc to take first place with three laps to go.

Lap 49: Leclerc has one lap to get again previous

Leclerc remains to be inside a second of Verstappen and is pushing onerous to re-take the lead. In the meantime, Lance Stroll and Alex Albon collide, placing the Williams driver out of the race. That is going to be a tense end.

Lap 45: Leclerc fends off Verstappen once more

Verstappen remains to be on Leclerc’s tail, forcing the Ferrari driver to defend at Flip 1. Each drivers are actually going for it. That is sensible. You have to love F1 in 2022.

Lap 43: Verstappen and Leclerc go for it!

Max Verstappen takes the lead from Leclerc on the final nook, however Leclerc will get him again at Flip 1. A lap later, each drivers lock up on the final nook in an try to attempt to have DRS for the principle straight. They go facet by facet, earlier than Leclerc flooring it to scamper away from Verstappen, who loses the rear of his automobile.

Lap 41: Hamilton pits as digital security automobile ends

The digital security automobile ends, so Hamilton is ready to pit. He is now on a brand new set of medium tyres, however is down in twelfth. Magnussen and Albon are between him and a few factors.

Lap 38: Digital security automobile

The digital security automobile is out and the pit entry has been closed. It is dangerous information for Hamilton as a result of he is missed the possibility for an inexpensive pit cease. Magnussen and Hulkenberg managed to pit earlier than the pit entry was closed.

Lap 37: Ricciardo and Bottas out as properly!

Simply moments later, Daniel Ricciardo stops simply earlier than the pit lane entry, reporting he is misplaced drive. Bottas has pitted once more and has been wheeled again into the storage. It is all kicking off in Saudi Arabia!

Lap 36: Alonso out of the race!

Fernando Alonso is slowing down, he says there is no energy as he drops from sixth place. An enormous disgrace for the Spaniard, who limps again to the storage. Valtteri Bottas pits for a second time too and is now down in sixteenth.

Lap 34: Verstappen informed to save lots of tyres for finish of the race

Verstappen remains to be 1.6 seconds behind Leclerc and might’t do something to get nearer. He is informed by his engineer to save lots of the tyres within the excessive pace corners to mount an assault in the direction of the tip of the race.

Radio to Verstappen: “Let’s simply hold it wise with excessive pace now. We are able to put stress on later within the race. Let Leclerc deplete his tyres in the intervening time.”

Lap 30: Leclerc and Verstappen pulling away

It is like Bahrain over again on the entrance. Leclerc and Verstappen are buying and selling quickest sectors and lap instances to construct a lead over Sainz and Perez. Leclerc’s lead is 1.5 seconds, so he is doing sufficient to maintain Verstappen out of DRS vary.

Lap 26: Leclerc in bother?

Charles Leclerc seems to have crossed the white line on the pit entry which is in opposition to the foundations. Max Verstappen spots it and tells his crew instantly. The incident is just not but beneath investigation. Simply 1.2 seconds cut up the main pair

Lap 24: Hamilton into sixth

Lewis Hamilton and Kevin Magnussen are having an excellent battle. Hamilton overtakes the Dane on the final nook, just for Magnussen to get again previous at Flip 1. A lap later, Hamilton dives down the within on the first nook to take sixth place. Bear in mind, each drivers nonetheless need to pit.

Lap 20: Security automobile in, Leclerc retains the lead, Perez right down to fourth

Leclerc executes an ideal race restart to cease Verstappen from attacking him. Perez lets Sainz by to make sure he avoids a penalty from the pit exit incident. Now it is all about whether or not these onerous tyres can final till the tip of the Grand Prix.

Lap 19: Sainz and Perez beneath investigation

Perez and Sainz are being investigated as a result of the Ferrari driver believes Perez overtook him on the pit exit beneath security automobile circumstances. Sainz is just not comfortable, pondering he was forward as he got here out of the pits and Perez was rising from the principle race observe.

Lap 18: Each driver pits

Almost each driver pitted as quickly as the security automobile was known as. They’re all on the onerous tyres. Solely Magnussen, Hamilton and Hulkenberg, who all began on the onerous tyre, did not pit.

Lap 17: Latifi crashes, security automobile!

Nicholas Latifi crashes on the closing nook, inflicting a security automobile. That is terrible information for Perez as a result of his rivals have misplaced much less time by pitting beneath security automobile circumstances. Leclerc and Verstappen at the moment are first and second after pitting. Sainz remains to be fourth after he additionally got here into the pits too.

Lap 16: Perez pits!

Ferrari informed Leclerc to “field to overhaul” which has pressured Perez to make a pit cease. Perez comes out behind Russell which isn’t ultimate as a result of he’ll lose time on his out lap. Recreation on for the race win.

Lap 13: All going properly for Perez

In the meantime out in entrance, Sergio Perez is managing issues completely with a lead of two.5 seconds to Leclerc. Verstappen is an extra 2.6 seconds behind in third, as we strategy the primary, and maybe solely, pit cease part.

Lap 10: Ocon fights again

This Alpine battle is relentless. Ocon throws his automobile down the skin at Flip 1, and cuts the chicane to get previous Alonso. He offers the place again later within the lap, however practically lets Valtteri Bottas by means of as properly. It seems like Alonso has lastly shaken off his French teammate..for now.

Lap 7: Alonso and Ocon practically collide!

The Alpine pair are having a giant battle for sixth, with Ocon shutting the door on Alonso aggressively into Flip 1. Alonso is pressured to get his elbows out a lap later at Flip 2 to finally get the transfer performed. Alpine will need to have been sweating for a number of laps there.

Lap 4: Russell into fifth

George Russell makes an important overtake down the within of Esteban Ocon to get into the highest 5. Out in entrance, the highest 4 are lined by 5 seconds as Hamilton says he is struggling on the onerous tyre. Hamilton is presently in 14th.

Lap 1: Perez retains the lead, Verstappen as much as third

It is a clear begin to the race, with Max Verstappen making a transfer to get by Carlos Sainz on the first chicane to take third. Sergio Perez will get an important launch toretain first place from Charles Leclerc. Lando Norris will get himself into the highest 10.

Beginning tyre decisions revealed

Ferrari and Crimson Bull have gone the identical means with their beginning tyre decisions by beginning on the mediums, as have many of the discipline. Kevin Magnussen, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Hulkenberg will begin on the onerous tyres. The formation lap is underway!

Anticipate the surprising

This weekend’s Saudi Arabian GP has already been chaotic on and off the observe. Final yr’s race noticed two crimson flags and loads of controversy between Hamilton and Verstappen, and it is doable there can be drama in Jeddah as soon as once more. It will likely be a shock if the security automobile would not make an look.

Hamilton trying to transfer up the sphere

Lewis Hamilton will begin from fifteenth after he was eradicated from the primary a part of qualifying for the primary time because the 2017 Brazilian GP. He has a whole lot of work to do and can be preventing to easily rating some world championship factors.

“The automobile is at all times completely different whenever you’ve obtained [heavy] gasoline,” mentioned Hamilton.

“I’ve obtained a whole lot of nice drivers forward of me that I have to attempt to choose off. It is fairly windy, a bit hotter, so I am constructive.”

Tsunoda out of the race already

Yuki Tsunoda has stopped on the best way to the grid, he is out of the race earlier than its even started. The AlphaTauri driver says he misplaced the engine, in order that’s one other Crimson Bull powertrains drawback after a number of points in Bahrain and this weekend in Jeddah. Tsunoda joins Mick Schumacher on the listing of drivers who is not going to begin the race, after the Haas driver had an enormous crash in qualifying.

Crimson Bull vs Ferrari

Pole-sitter Sergio Perez has solely received twice on F1 and can face the stress of main the sphere off the road for the primary time in his profession. Perez was quickest within the pace traps in qualifying, together with teammate Max Verstappen, so the flying Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz could battle to overhaul the Crimson Bulls on the observe. Technique can be key within the battle for the lead.

Downside for Sainz

There’s a whole lot of work happening at Ferrari after they discovered a problem on Carlos Sainz’s automobile. The crew have been allowed to switch the half, which is in the back of the automobile, and Sainz’s machine needs to be prepared to begin from third when the race begins.

One hour till lights out in Jeddah

The second race of the 2022 F1 season is simply 60 minutes away. If it is as dramatic as Saturday’s qualifying session, we could possibly be in for a thriller beneath the lights on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. There needs to be one other huge battle between Crimson Bull and Ferrari for the victory.

Sergio Perez’s pole place lap

Beginning Grid

Sergio Perez is the primary Mexican to take pole place in F1 and did so on the 215th time of asking. Daniel Ricciardo was additionally given a 3 place grid penalty, whereas Mick Schumacher is not going to participate within the race after his crash in qualifying.

Hamilton nightmare

Lewis Hamilton will begin in fifteenth place on the grid after Mick Schumacher withdrew from the race following his crash. There was shock on Saturday as Hamilton by no means managed to get out of Q1 and lamented the poor arrange of his Mercedes. Can he storm by means of he discipline within the race?

When does Saudi Arabian GP begin?

The race for this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix begins at 20:00 native time, which is nineteen:00 CEST in western Europe or 18:00 BST in the UK. Within the USA, the beginning time is 13:00 ET or 10:00 PT.


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