Verstappen wins the 2022 French Grand Prix as pole-sitter Leclerc crashes out of the lead
Max VerstappenMax Verstappen (No 1 as 2021 World Champion, otherwise No 33) is a Belgium born F1 driver, racing under a... There's more... won the 2022 French Grand PrixA Grand Prix is a motorsport series sanctioned by the FIA and held in various countries for a world title.... There's more... for Red BullRed Bull Racing, also simply known as Red Bull or RBR and competing as Oracle Red Bull Racing in 2022,... There's more... after Ferrari’s Charles LeclercCharles Leclerc (No 16) is a Monaco born F1 driver, racing under a Monocasque licence and contracted to Scuderia Ferrari.... There's more... crashed out of the race on Lap 18 – walking away unscathed – as the MercedesMercedes-Benz, a brand of the Mercedes-Benz Group, has been involved in Formula One as both team owner and engine manufacturer... There's more... duo of Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton (No 44) is an English-born F1 driver contracted to Mercedes in 2022. See more about Lewis on our... There's more... and George RussellGeorge Russell (No 63) is a English-born F1 driver contracted to Mercedes in 2022. Read up on George's stats on... There's more... completed the podiumPodium is the name of the platform that is used for the prizegiving ceremony following the race. Prizes are awarded... There's more... at Paul RicardThe Circuit Paul Ricard race track, located at Le Castellet in the French region of Var, was built in 1969... There's more....
High track temperatures meant tyre management was key at Le Castellet, and after Verstappen pitted on Lap 17, it was up to Leclerc to respond. A cruel snap of oversteer at Turn 11 spelled the end of his race – and cued a scream of frustration – before bringing out a Safety CarThe FIA runs the event and is responsible for the safety of the drivers, crew, marshals and spectators. To manage.... Verstappen stayed out and inherited the lead, Hamilton and Red Bull’s Sergio PerezSergio (Checo) Perez (No 11) is a Mexican born F1 driver, racing under a Mexican licence and contracted to Red... There's more... pitting and giving chase for the restart.
Championship leader Verstappen led comfortably when the race resumed on Lap 22, opening a four-second gap over Hamilton by Lap 30 of 53 and eventually winning by a margin of over 10 seconds. Perez lost P3 to Hamilton at the start of the race and couldn’t keep pace with him.
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