2022 Formula One World Championship

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2022 FIA Formula One
World Championship
Drivers' Champion: Max Verstappen
Constructors' Champion: Red Bull Racing-RBPT
Previous: 2021 Next: 2023
Support series:
Formula 2 Championship
FIA Formula 3 Championship
Porsche Supercup
W Series
Max Verstappen won his second World Drivers' Championship driving for Red Bull Racing.
Sergio Pérez is currently second in the standings driving for Red Bull Racing.
Charles Leclerc is currently third in the standings driving for Ferrari.
Sebastian Vettel announces his retirement at the end season after 16-year careers.
Red Bull Racing are the current World Constructors' Championship leader.

The 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship is a motor racing championship for Formula One cars. This is the 73rd running of the Formula One World Championship.

Max Verstappen was reigning Driver's Championship, claimed the second title after win the Japanese Grand Prix. Verstappen due to leave Red Bull Racing shortly after winning the title. He was the first reigning champion to do so since Nigel Mansell in 1992. He was signed Action Express Racing at the 2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship, while his team, Red Bull Racing, achieved their fifth World Constructor Championship at the following United States Grand PrixMercedes were the reigning Constructors' Champions

Entries[change | change source]

The following constructors and drivers are currently under contract to compete in the 2022 World Championship.[1] All teams compete with tyres supplied by Pirelli.[2] Each team is required to enter at least two drivers, one for each of the two mandatory cars.[3][4]

Teams and drivers that compete in the 2022 World Championship
Entrant Constructor Chassis Power unit Race drivers
No. Driver name Rounds
Switzerland Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42[5] Ferrari 066/7 24
77
China Zhou Guanyu
Finland Valtteri Bottas
1–18
1–18
Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri AlphaTauri-RBPT AT03[6] Red Bull RBPTH001[6] 10
22
France Pierre Gasly
Japan Yuki Tsunoda
1–18
1–18
France BWT Alpine F1 Team[7] Alpine-Renault A522[8] Renault E-Tech RE22[9] 14
31
Spain Fernando Alonso
France Esteban Ocon
1–18
1–18
United Kingdom Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team[10] Aston Martin Aramco-Mercedes AMR22[11] Mercedes-AMG F1 M13 27
5
18
 Nico Hülkenberg
 Sebastian Vettel[a]
Canada Lance Stroll
1–2
1, 3–18
1–18
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F1-75[12] Ferrari 066/7[12] 16
55
Monaco Charles Leclerc
Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
1–1
1–18
United States Haas F1 Team Haas-Ferrari VF-22[13] Ferrari 066/7[13] 20
47
Denmark Kevin Magnussen
 Mick Schumacher[b]
1–18
1–18
United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren-Mercedes MCL36[14] Mercedes-AMG F1 M13[14] 3
4
Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom Lando Norris
1–18
1–18
 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 W13[15] Mercedes-AMG F1 M13 44
63
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
United Kingdom George Russell
1–18
1–18
Austria Oracle Red Bull Racing[16] Red Bull Racing-RBPT RB18[17] Red Bull RBPTH001[18] 1
11
Netherlands Max Verstappen
Mexico Sergio Pérez
1–18
1–18
United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams-Mercedes FW44[19] Mercedes-AMG F1 M13[20] 6
23
45
Canada Nicholas Latifi
Thailand Alexander Albon[c]
Netherlands Nyck de Vries
1–18
1–18
16
Sources:[21][22]

Driver changes[change | change source]

Valtteri Bottas (left) left Mercedes to join Alfa Romeo. Zhou Guanyu (right) made his Formula One debut driving for teammate.
Nikita Mazepin (left), who was originally going to compete for Haas, had his contract terminated amidst the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He was replaced by Kevin Magnussen (right).

Prior to the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix, Kimi Räikkönen announced his intention to retire at the end of the championship, ending his Formula One career after 19 seasons.[23] Räikkönen's seat at Alfa Romeo was filled by Valtteri Bottas, who left Mercedes at the end of 2021. George Russell replaced Bottas, vacating his seat at Williams which was filled by former Red Bull Racing driver Alexander Albon.

Formula 2 driver Zhou Guanyu graduated to Formula One with Alfa Romeo, in place of Antonio Giovinazzi,[24] who left the team at the end of 2021.

Nikita Mazepin was originally due to compete for Haas for a second consecutive year. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Uralkali's title sponsorship cancellation, his contract was terminated.[25] He was replaced by Kevin Magnussen, who last competed in 2020 with the same team.[26]

Mid-season changes[change | change source]

Nico Hülkenberg (left) substituted for Sebastian Vettel (right), after the latter was tested positive for coronavirus in the first two rounds of the season. However, Vettel retired after the season.

During Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, Sebastian Vettel tested positive for coronavirus. He was replaced at Aston Martin by reserve driver Nico Hülkenberg, who last raced at the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, driving for former team Racing Point. Vettel was also replaced by Hülkenberg at the subsequent Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

During the Italian Grand Prix weekend, Alexander Albon suffered from appendicitis. He was replaced at Williams by the Mercedes reserve driver 2020–21 Formula E and 2019 Formula 2 Champion Nyck de Vries, who made his Formula One race debut.

Calendar[change | change source]

Round Grand Prix Circuit Race date
1 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 20 March
2 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Saudi Arabia Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah 27 March
3 Australian Grand Prix Australia Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne 10 April
4 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Italy Imola Circuit, Imola 24 April
5 Miami Grand Prix United States Miami International Autodrome, Miami Gardens, Florida 8 May
6 Spanish Grand Prix Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló 22 May
7 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monaco 29 May
8 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku 12 June
9 Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal 19 June
10 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 3 July
11 Austrian Grand Prix Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 10 July
12 French Grand Prix France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 24 July
13 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród 31 July
14 Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot 28 August
15 Dutch Grand Prix Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort 4 September
16 Italian Grand Prix Italy Monza Circuit, Monza 11 September
17 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore 2 October
18 Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka 9 October
19 United States Grand Prix United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas 23 October
20 Mexico City Grand Prix Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City 30 October
21 São Paulo Grand Prix Brazil Interlagos Circuit, São Paulo 13 November
22 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 20 November [d]
Sources:[27][28][29][30][31]

Results and standings[change | change source]

Grands Prix[change | change source]

Round Grand Prix[e] Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Report
1 Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Monaco Charles Leclerc Monaco Charles Leclerc Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari Report
2 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Mexico Sergio Pérez Monaco Charles Leclerc Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
3 Australia Australian Grand Prix Monaco Charles Leclerc Monaco Charles Leclerc Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari Report
4 Italy Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Netherlands Max Verstappen[f] Netherlands Max Verstappen Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
5 United States Miami Grand Prix Monaco Charles Leclerc Netherlands Max Verstappen Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
6 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Monaco Charles Leclerc Mexico Sergio Pérez Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
7 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Charles Leclerc United Kingdom Lando Norris Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
8 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Grand Prix Monaco Charles Leclerc Mexico Sergio Pérez Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
9 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Netherlands Max Verstappen Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
10 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Italy Ferrari Report
11 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Netherlands Max Verstappen[g] Netherlands Max Verstappen Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari Report
12 France French Grand Prix Monaco Charles Leclerc Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
13 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
14 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.[h] Netherlands Max Verstappen Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
15 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Netherlands Max Verstappen Netherlands Max Verstappen Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
16 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monaco Charles Leclerc Mexico Sergio Pérez Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
17 Singapore Singapore Grand Prix Monaco Charles Leclerc United Kingdom George Russell Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
18 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Netherlands Max Verstappen China Zhou Guanyu Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
19 United States United States Grand Prix Report
20 Mexico Mexico City Grand Prix Report
21 Brazil São Paulo Grand Prix Report
22 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Report
Sources:[30][31]

Driver's standings[change | change source]

Pos. Driver BHR
Bahrain
SAU
Saudi Arabia
AUS
Australia
EMI
Italy
MIA
United States
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
AZE
Azerbaijan
CAN
Canada
GBR
United Kingdom
AUT
Austria
FRA
France
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
USA
United States
MXC
Mexico
SAP
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 19dagger 1 Ret 1P 1 F 1F 1 3 1 1P 7 2P 1 F 1 1 1F 1PF 1 7 1P 366
2 Mexico Sergio Pérez 18dagger 4P 2 2 4 2F 1 2F Ret 2 Ret 4 5 2 5 6F 1 2 253
3 Monaco Charles Leclerc 1PF 2F 1PF 6 2P RetP 4P RetP 5 4 1 RetP 6 6 3 2P 2P 3 252
4 United Kingdom George Russell 4 5 3 4 5 3 5 3 4 Ret 4 3 3P 4 2 3 14F 8 207
5 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 2 3 Ret Ret 3 4 2 Ret 2F 1P Ret 5F 4 3P 8 4 3 Ret 202
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 3 10 4 13 6 5 8 4 3 3F 3 2 2F Ret 4 5 9 5 180
7 United Kingdom Lando Norris 15 7 5 3 Ret 8 6F 9 15 6 7 7 7 12 7 7 4 10 101
8 France Esteban Ocon 7 6 7 14 8 7 12 10 6 Ret 5 8 9 7 9 11 Ret 4 78
9 Spain Fernando Alonso 9 Ret 17 Ret 11 9 7 7 9 5 10 6 8 5 6 Ret Ret 7 65
10 Finland Valtteri Bottas 6 Ret 8 5 7 6 9 11 7 Ret 11 14 20dagger Ret Ret 13 11 15 46
11 Germany Sebastian Vettel WD Ret 8 17dagger 11 10 6 12 9 17 11 10 8 14 Ret 8 6 32
12 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 14 Ret 6 18 13 12 13 8 11 13 9 9 15 15 17 Ret 5 11 29
13 France Pierre Gasly Ret 8 9 12 Ret 13 11 5 14 Ret 15 12 12 9 11 8 10 17 23
14 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 5 9 14 9 16dagger 17 Ret Ret 17 10 8 Ret 16 16 15 16 12 14 22
15 Canada Lance Stroll 12 13 12 10 10 15 14 16dagger 10 11 13 10 11 11 10 Ret 6 12 13
16 Germany Mick Schumacher 11 WD 13 17 15 14 Ret 14 Ret 8 6 15 14 17 13 12 13 18 12
17 Japan Yuki Tsunoda 8 DNS 15 7 12 10 17 13 Ret 14 16 Ret 19 13 Ret 14 Ret 13 11
18 China Zhou Guanyu 10 11 11 15 Ret Ret 16 Ret 8 Ret 14 16dagger 13 14 16 10 Ret 16F 6
19 Thailand Alexander Albon 13 14dagger 10 11 9 18 Ret 12 13 Ret 12 13 17 10 12 WD Ret Ret 4
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi 16 Ret 16 16 14 16 15 15 16 12 Ret Ret 18 18 18 15 Ret 9 2
21 Netherlands Nyck de Vries 9 2
22 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 17 12 0
Pos. Driver BHR
Bahrain
SAU
Saudi Arabia
AUS
Australia
EMI
Italy
MIA
United States
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
AZE
Azerbaijan
CAN
Canada
GBR
United Kingdom
AUT
Austria
FRA
France
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
USA
United States
MXC
Mexico
SAP
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points
Source:[37]
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver Second place
Bronze Third place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
Did not enter (empty cell)
Annotation Meaning
P Pole position
Superscript
number
Points-scoring position
in sprint
F Fastest lap


Notes:

  • dagger – Driver did not finish the Grand Prix but was classified, as he completed more than 90% of the race distance.


Non-championship race[change | change source]

Date Grand Prix Location Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor
25 June[i] United Kingdom Lenovo British Grand Prix of Reverse Grid Silverstone Japan Yuki Tsunoda Japan  Yuki Tsunoda Japan  Yuki Tsunoda[j] Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT
18 September[k] France Lenovo Grand Prix de Le Mans Le Mans Monaco Charles Leclerc[l] Spain Carlos Sainz Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing-RBPT
16 October Chile Lenovo Chilean Grand Prix Codegua United Kingdom George Russell Netherlands Max Verstappen United Kingdom George Russell[m] Germany Mercedes
Cancelled Grand Prix
6 November Indonesia Pertamina Indonesian Grand Prix Mandalika

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Sebastian Vettel entered into Bahrain Grand Prix, but later withdrew after testing positive of COVID-19.
  2. Mick Schumacher entered into Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, but later withdrew after accident during qualifying.
  3. Alexander Albon entered into Italian Grand Prix, but later withdrew after suffering from appendicitis.
  4. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was originally due to take place on 20 November, but was rescheduled following reschedule for opening ceremony 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  5. The Emilia Romagna, Austrian and São Paulo Grands Prix feature the sprint.[32]
  6. Max Verstappen was credited with pole position after qualifying. He also started the race in the first position after winning the sprint.[33]
  7. Max Verstappen was credited with pole position after qualifying. He also started the race in the first position after winning the sprint.[34]
  8. Max Verstappen set the fastest time in qualifying, but he was required to start the race from the back of the grid for exceeding his quota of power unit elements. He also received a five-place grid penalty for a new gearbox driveline.[35] Carlos Sainz Jr. was promoted to pole position in his place.[36]
  9. Saturday race
  10. Mick Schumacher orignally finished 1st, but recivied 5-second time penalty for causing of collision of Sebastian Vettel, Yuki Tsunoda, who orignally finished 2nd, was recognised as the winning the race.
  11. Night race
  12. Max Verstappen set the fastest time in qualifying, but did not start the sprint. Pole position was left vacant on the grid. But was required to start the race from the back of the grid for exceeding his quota of power unit elements. Charles Leclerc was promoted to pole position in his place.
  13. Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez finished first and second, but both disqualified from the race for exceeding the maximum fuel usage. George Russell finished third, was promoted to winning in his race.

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