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F1 Review: Singapore 2022

The 17th round of the 2022 F1 season took place on the streets of Singapore. We outline the race in our report F1 Review Singapore 2022.

The Grand Prix at Singapore has its place in F1 history as the first night race to be run on the calendar. It was first run in the late 1960s at Thomson Road but did not count towards the F1 world championship. It was first run as a world championship Grand Prix at Marina Bay in 2008. The circuit is demanding, making it very difficult for drivers to pass others. There has been at least one safety car period in each Grand Prix. The circuit has also been the venue of one of the most controversial F1 scandals in 2008, namely, “Crashgate”.

Incident-filled

The race began in sodden conditions and the start was delayed by an hour. Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo) and Nicolas Latifi (Williams-Mercedes) came together on lap seven. The Canadian crowded the Chinese driver into the wall under braking at Turn 5, bringing out the safety car. This was the beginning of what was to be an incident-filled race…

Read Nick van der Meulen’s full report on doubleapex.co.za – here

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Crash.net’s 2022 Monza GP Review

F1 Italian Grand Prix 2022 Race results: Unstoppable Max Verstappen denies Ferrari home win at Monza

Max Verstappen charged from seventh on the grid to beat Charles Leclerc and deny Ferrari a home F1 victory at the Italian Grand Prix

Despite starting from seventh because of a grid penalty for using too many engine parts, Verstappen breezed his way to a fifth successive win to edge closer to winning a second world championship title. The 11th victory in 16 races has given Verstappen a 116-point lead over Leclerc, meaning he could wrap up the world championship as early as the next race in Singapore.

Read Lewis Larkham’s full report on crash.net – here

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F1 Nation’s Italian GP Review

Tom Clarkson is joined in the paddock by Fred Ferret from L’Equipe and F1’s Technical Illustrator, Giorgio Piola, as they debrief the highs and lows from a weekend racing at Monza which saw Max Verstappen seal his 11th victory of the 2022 season.

The trio are joined by McLaren’s Lando Norris, Ferrari’s Marc Gené, legendary F1 engine designer Mario Illien, Williams’ Team Principal Jost Capito, and Nyck de Vries, fresh from a successful maiden Grand Prix after he stepped in for Alex Albon

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F1 Nations Dutch GP Review

Home joy for Max, pitwall pressure + driver moves – Dutch GP Review

A pulsating Dutch Grand Prix showed the ice-cool thinking and red-hot pace of Max Verstappen and the pressure of the F1 pitwall.

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner and Max Verstappen’s father Jos reflect on a fourth successive victory for the 2022 F1 World Championship Leader, whose lead is now 109 points. If Mercedes or Ferrari had made different strategy calls, could the race have ended differently?

Tom Clarkson, Auto Hebdo’s Julien Billiotte, Christian Menath of Motorsport-Magazin.com and Allard Kalff from Viaplay in the Netherlands take a deep dive into the Dutch Grand Prix, how and why Max Verstappen won, and the difficulties F1 strategists face when making big decisions.

After missing out on points in Zandvoort, Alex Albon joins the team to look forward to Monza. Plus, the team examine great drives from Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris and Lance Stroll, Ferrari’s aims for the rest of 2022, and the 2023 driver market: what’s next for Alpine, AlphaTauri, Daniel Ricciardo and Mick Schumacher?

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Formula1.com, Belgium 2022 race report

Verstappen cruises to Belgian Grand Prix victory from P14 as Perez completes Red Bull 1-2

Max Verstappen made light work of his grid penalties to win the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix from P14 on the grid in a Red Bull one-two backed up by Sergio Perez, while pole-sitter Carlos Sainz finished P3 for Ferrari.

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso tangled at Les Combes on Lap 1, leaving the Mercedes driver out of the race before Valtteri Bottas spun out in avoidance of Nicholas Latifi and brought out a Safety Car on Lap 2.

The restart saw Verstappen line up eighth while Sainz led Perez – Leclerc having had to pit for mediums with a tear-off in his brake duct. Verstappen made quick work of the cars ahead, sweeping into P3 by Lap 8 with only Perez and Sainz to beat.

Read formula1.com’s full race report – here

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PlanetF1’s race review – Hungary 22

A win for Max, another questionable Ferrari strategy

Max Verstappen raced his way to his eighth win of this season in Hungary, P1 in a grand prix in which three teams fought for victory.

Eventually it went to Verstappen, the Red Bull driver taking the lead on lap 52 of the 70-lap grand prix with Ferrari again putting Charles Leclerc on a questionable strategy, one that left him down in sixth place.

Lewis Hamilton put in a late charge to take second place off pole-sitter George Russell, Mercedes recording back-to-back double podiums for the first time this season.

Read Michelle Foster’s full article on PlanteF1.com – here

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Formula1.com’s French race review 2022

Verstappen wins the 2022 French Grand Prix as pole-sitter Leclerc crashes out of the lead

Max Verstappen won the 2022 French Grand Prix for Red Bull after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc crashed out of the race on Lap 18 – walking away unscathed – as the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell completed the podium at Paul Ricard.

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 Car. Verstappen stayed out and inherited the lead, Hamilton and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez 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.

Read the full article of formula1.com – here

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F1 Nations French GP Preview…

F1 Nation

A three-team fight? French GP Preview with Gerhard Berger

11 races down, 11 to go.

F1 2022 Part 2 starts this weekend at the Circuit Paul Ricard. Ferrari has momentum and is looking for a third consecutive win, but will this racetrack’s long front-tyre-punishing corners hand the advantage to Red Bull?

Can Mercedes make it a three-team fight? Which driver has raised their game after ‘staring into the abyss’?

Tom Clarkson’s joined by 1996 French GP winner and F1 World Champion Damon Hill, fresh (or maybe not) from taking on one of the Tour de France’s toughest climbs. Former Ferrari race-winner Gerhard Berger joins the team to give his take on Max Verstappen vs Charles Leclerc, pick the star performers of the season so far, and look ahead to the 2022 French Grand Prix.

 

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F1 Nation review of Austria 2022

F1 Nation

Is Charles back in the hunt? Austrian GP Review ft. Albon, Steiner + Krack

Charles Leclerc is back on top of the F1 podium, but what does victory in Austria mean for his title hopes? How worried are Ferrari about the engine issue which ended Carlos Sainz’s race and robbed them of a likely 1-2 finish? Max Verstappen still leads the championship by 38 points, but are there problems Red Bull must solve to keep him ahead?
 
Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham chat through all that plus Mercedes and McLaren with Channel 4 TV pundit Billy Monger and British Touring Car Championship racer Jade Edwards. Williams driver Alex Albon, Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner, Aston Martin boss Mike Krack and Alpine’s Esteban Ocon drop by to give their views on the race weekend. So does Yuki Tsunoda, but he’s slightly pre-occupied with his post-race yoghurt…
 

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