Verstappen wins again and is record, 2nd Hamilton

Max Verstappen also wins the Mexican GP and sets the record for victories in just one season. Hamilton and Perez on the podium. Bad Ferrari.

Mexico GP 2022 result
Start of the Mexican GP 2022 – Motori.news

Max Verstappen won the 2022 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix. For the Dutch Red Bull driver, yes mathematically world championalso comes the record of victories in a single season: 14, more than Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel who stopped at 13 in 2004 and 2013 respectively.

Excellent race for the Mercedes that he placed Lewis Hamilton in second position: the 7-time world champion tried to beat Verstappen with strategy, but Red Bull’s practically zero tire wear made every effort useless. The home favorite closes the podium Sergio Perezwho was unable to keep the pace of the two in front to fulfill his dream of winning “his” Grand Prix.

Bad, badly Ferrari which seems to have exchanged positions with Mercedes at the beginning of the year. Fifth Sainz, sixth Leclerc, both more than 50 seconds behind the leader of the race. The red has never been competitive all weekend on the Mexican racetrack located at 2000 meters above sea level.

F1 GP Mexico: how the race went and the order of arrival

We have seen editions of the Mexican Grand Prix that are certainly better than the one staged this year. It has repeated itself in a sense the 2021 challenge between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, albeit with certainly different proportions and tension. Today the world championship was already closed and the Dutchman practically ran on velvet with a Red Bull too superior.

The most important overtaking is practically recorded at the start and in the rear. At the start, Hamilton mocked his teammate Russell and took second position. From there begins a long chase against the old rival Verstappen, but never completed. The Ferraris “freeze” in fifth and sixth position.

The most interesting fights come behind and give important points to McLaren of Ricciardo and Norris, as well as Esteban Ocon’s Alpine. The other French car, that of Fernando Alonso, retired a few laps from the end due to engine problems. Valtteri Bottas also scored points after a bad start. This is the order of arrival:

  1. Max Verstappen – Red Bull
  2. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
  3. Sergio Perez – Red Bull
  4. George Russell – Mercedes
  5. Carlos Sainz Jr. – Ferrari
  6. Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
  7. Daniel Ricciardo – McLaren
  8. Esteban Ocon – Alpine
  9. Lando Norris – McLaren
  10. Valtteri Bottas – Alfa Romeo
  11. Pierre Gasly – AlphaTauri
  12. Alex Albon – Williams
  13. Guanyu Zhou – Alfa Romeo
  14. Sebastian Vettel – Aston Martin
  15. Lance Stroll – Aston Martin
  16. Mick Schumacher – Haas
  17. Kevin Magnussen – Haas
  18. Nicholas Latifi – Williams
  19. Fernando Alonso – Alpine – Retired
  20. Yuki Tsunoda – AlphaTauri – Retired
Fernando Alonso Mexican GP 2022
Fernando Alonso retired and disappointed at the Mexican GP 2022 – Motori.news

The next race is the Brazilian Grand Prix which will take place on the Interlagos circuit Sunday 13 November. It will be the penultimate round of the 2022 World Cup which is preparing to go to the archives for good.

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