Formula 1 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix results

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2022-06-12
8
Baku City Circuit
51
Max Verstappen VER
Charles Leclerc LEC
Sergio Pérez
lap 36 - 1:46.46
PER

The 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
Despite being on pole position in Azerbaijan, Charles Leclerc could not convert this into a win.
Leclerc was forced to retire in lap 21 due to: Power Unit.

The race in Azerbaijan was round 8 of 22 of the 2022 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 12 June 2022 11:00 GMT (raceday).

Clear
81.64°F
43%
11.68 mph
166°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 51 1:34:05.941 25
2 51 +20.823 19
3 51 +45.995 15
4 51 +1:11.679 12
5 51 +1:17.299 10
6 51 +1:24.099 8
7 51 +1:28.596 6
8 51 +1:32.207 4
9 51 +1:32.556 2
10 51 +1:48.184 1
11 50 +1 Lap 0
12 50 +1 Lap 0
13 50 +1 Lap 0
14 50 +1 Lap 0
15 50 +1 Lap 0
16 46 Vibrations 0
31 Power Unit 0
23 Hydraulics 0
21 Power Unit 0
8 Hydraulics 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:41.359
2 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +0.282
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.347
4 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.455
5 George Russell Mercedes +1.353
6 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.486
7 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1.565
8 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +1.697
9 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +1.732
10 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +1.814
11 Lando Norris McLaren +2.039
12 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +2.215
13 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +2.226
14 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo +2.431
15 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +3.085
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +3.284
17 Alexander Albon Williams +3.360
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams +4.008
19 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +4.012
20 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +4.416

driver positions through the laps

2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

The 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022) was the eighth round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship at the Baku City Circuit in Baku on 12 June 2022. The 51-lap race was won by Max Verstappen. Charles Leclerc, who was second in the championship standings prior to the race, retired on lap 21 due to power unit issues, and fell to third in the standings behind Sergio Pérez. With the win, Verstappen extended his lead to 21 points.


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Mercedes driver Hamilton was one of the worst-hit drivers by the porpoising issue throughout the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend, struggling with the bouncing that blighted his car at the end of the long straight.
Hamilton reported during the race that his back was in pain due to the issue, and said afterwards that he was ?holding and biting down on my teeth? to get through the race as he ...

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South Africa last hosted a grand prix at Kyalami back in 1993, which also staged the race between 1967 and 1985 before returning in 1992 following the end of apartheid.
As part of F1's push to race on all continents and fully embrace its world championship status, talks have been ongoing about a potential return to South Africa for some time.
Following the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last weekend ...

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The Brackley-based squad endured another challenging weekend in Baku as both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell battled the excessive porpoising that has blighted it all season.
And while it remains hopeful it can unlock the inherent performance it believes its current W13 has to help it fight Red Bull and Ferrari, Wolff says that wider scale revisions could be on the cards for 2023 if things do ...

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The Italian team was hit by a double retirement in the Azerbaijan GP, with Charles Leclerc suffering a spectacular engine failure while leading the race, that preceded Carlos Sainz stopping with an unrelated hydraulic issue.
Leclerc also suffered a power unit failure in Barcelona, while Maranello customer teams Haas and Alfa Romeo have also had issues.
Binotto said he wasn't surprised that ...

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The Red Bull duo had been running at the head of the Baku field early on, after Charles Leclerc had pitted from second under the virtual safety car to take fresh tyres.
With early leader Perez beginning to struggle with rear graining on his mediums, he had started falling back into the clutches of second-placed Verstappen.
As the pair began running closely, Perez was told over team radio ...

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Bottas endured a frustrating weekend in Baku after his pace completely vanished from Saturday onwards. In the race, he was a sitting duck, finishing a lapped 11th while teammate Zhou Guanyu was on course for points until he retired with a technical issue.
On Friday, Bottas finished one tenth ahead of Zhou in each practice session. After swapping to Alfa's new specification on Saturday morning ...

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The 2022 Formula 1 season has passed the one-third point following Max Verstappen?s win in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last weekend. That leaves the Dutchman with a 21-point lead over teammate Sergio Perez, which is a stunning turnaround from the 46 he was in arrears of title rival Charles Leclerc after round three in Australia.
Much of that swing has come from Ferrari?s recent implosion ...

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At times, the bouncing was so bad that Hamilton had to lift in the series of sweeping kinks at the start of the pit straight.
He also had to battle intense pain in his back caused by the car bottoming on the straights.
Hamilton said he was suffering more than teammate George Russell because of a difference in specification between the two W13s, as revealed by Mercedes boss Toto Wolff after ...

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The new generation of F1 cars for 2022 marked the return of ground effect, requiring them to be set up running as low as possible to the ground. This has resulted in a porpoising phenomenon for the cars when hitting high speeds, impacting the majority of teams.
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix race weekend saw the issue reach a new height as a number of drivers reported back pain due to their cars ...

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The return of ground effect with F1's new generation of cars for 2022 has resulted in a porpoising phenomenon which has impacted some teams worse than others.
The issue hit a new peak over the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend as drivers struggled with their cars bouncing along the street circuit surface, particularly at the end of the long start/finish straight.
Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton ...

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A growing annoyance about the physical impact and risks of the ongoing bouncing has become a big talking point over the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend as the matter was brought up in the F1 drivers? briefing.
Grand Prix Drivers? Association (GPDA) director George Russell is understood to have directly asked the FIA to look into the matter, as he is now openly concerned about the safety ...

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Leclerc was leading the race he was forced to retire with an engine failure, just two races after a similar disappointment in Barcelona, while Sainz had reported a brake-by-wire failure after going down an escape road, with the team clarifying that it was a hydraulic issue.
Haas driver Kevin Magnussen also retired with an engine failure in the latest of a series of issues that has hit ...

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The Mexican driver led the early laps in Baku after beating polesitter Charles Leclerc off the line, but struggled to match the race pace of Verstappen after the first virtual safety car periods.
Perez suffered a similar dip in pace after a second virtual safety car period when Kevin Magnussen stopped on track for Haas, which led him to accept it was the ?right call? not to fight Verstappen ...

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The two drivers started on different strategies, with Norris on the medium tyre, and Ricciardo behind him on the hard.
Ricciardo had decent pace behind Norris in the first part of the race, and just prior to the latter's pitstop he obeyed an instruction to wait behind when he had a chance to pass.
Later, Ricciardo gained by being able to make his stop under a VSC, which allowed him to jump ...

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Hamilton was seen hobbling away from his Mercedes after finishing fourth in the Azerbaijan GP on Sunday, with his back having taken a pounding from the excessive bouncing and bottoming out.
Afterwards, the seven-time champion said he could not express how much pain he endured throughout the race, as he was forced to clench his teeth at times to overcome his agony.
?I was just holding and ...

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Mercedes' problems with bouncing and porpoising reemerged at the bumpy Baku street track this weekend, with both Hamilton and teammate George Russell complaining of back pain after practice and qualifying.
The seven-time world champion complained of back pain over his team radio during the race, with Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff apologising to him for the car's bouncing problem.
Hamilton ...

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The Red Bull driver clinched victory in Baku after beating teammate Sergio Perez, having seen Leclerc retire with an engine problem on lap 20.
Leclerc had been leading the race having pitted before both Red Bulls under a virtual safety car, and once Verstappen pitted he faced a 13-second deficit to the Ferrari driver, but speaking after the race the Dutch driver was confident he had the pace to ...

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Ferrari's Leclerc ? who pitted early under a virtual safety car caused by teammate Carlos Sainz's retirement ? was leading the race when his power unit failed after 20 laps.
Red Bull's Sergio Perez had taken the lead at the start from poleman Leclerc and held it until teammate Verstappen passed him on Lap 15, both Red Bulls then pitting and allowing Leclerc back in front until his ...

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The defending champion stretched his standings lead from nine to 34 points over Leclerc - who had started from his sixth pole position of the season - as he bagged his fourth victory in five races over teammate Sergio Perez by 20.8s.
Verstappen's 25th F1 triumph arrived after passing early leader Perez for the provisional lead, with Leclerc out-of-sync due to pitting in response to a VSC before ...

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The Monegasque driver suffered his second engine failure in three races on Sunday after a terminal issue put him out of the lead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
The latest problem, which comes just two races after an engine failure cost him victory at the Spanish Grand Prix, has left the door open for title rival Max Verstappen to further extend his advantage at the top of the championship ...

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Verstappen was outpaced by Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez in qualifying in both Monaco and Baku.
The Dutchman has said since the start of the year that he has had issues with attacking corners on the limit in qualifying, and he found it especially hard around the tight corners of the two street circuits.
"Generally speaking, it's still the same, yes," he said when asked about his ongoing ...

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For the third race running, Hamilton has ended up behind teammate George Russell on the grid as the pair continue trials of new developments that are not delivering the progress hoped for.
But while those tests have especially hindered Hamilton in recent races, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists the learnings for the team are far more valuable to helping it make a bigger recovery longer ...

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Hamilton and Mercedes teammate George Russell have experienced excessive porpoising and bottoming at the Baku street track, with the latter especially complaining that it has affected his visibility at the end of the straight.
Hamilton acknowledged that he wasn't able to complete a planned long run on Friday, which meant that the team didn't get all the data that it wanted.
He also noted ...

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The Canadian driver failed to make it out of Q1 after a slow first run in the session and then two hits with the wall on his second attempt as he tried to make up for the deficit to teammate Sebastian Vettel.
Stroll and his Aston Martin team were left struggling to explain why there was such a big gap to Vettel, but it has emerged that an engine configuration issue with his Mercedes-Benz power ...

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At the end of a last-minute dash in Q1, Albon thought Alpine driver Alonso deliberately drove slowly and then caused a yellow flag by heading into the Turn 15 escape road to prevent other drivers from improving their times.
On the team radio Albon said: "He needs to get penalised this guy, he has to. This is ridiculous, he was doing it the whole lap. He was driving slowly on purpose. And it was ...

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The Spaniard built up his pace over the course of the weekend and knew he had to take more risks when it mattered come qualifying.
Sainz was fastest after the first runs, despite a close brush with the wall. However, in trying too hard to get a perfect last lap in he made a mistake that ultimately dropped him to fourth on the grid behind Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc and Red Bull ...

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Charles Leclerc starts the race from pole position in the Ferrari ahead of Red Bull duo Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen, with Leclerc's teammate Carlos Sainz lining up fourth.
When is the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?
The 2022 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix will begin at 3pm local time (+4 GMT) at the Baku Street Circuit.

Date: Sunday, June, 2022
Start time: 15:00 local time / 11:00 GMT ...

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Norris and Hamilton both escaped sanction after being summoned by the stewards for allegedly driving unnecessarily slowly.
Norris insisted that the dramatic end to Q1 in Baku, when there was 2m30s left on the clock and 15 drivers raced out of the pits in an attempt to beat the chequered flag and get a lap in, was a more dangerous situation.
The stewards summoned Hamilton and Norris after ...

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The American-owned squad and its drivers Mick Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen were summoned to see the race stewards on Saturday evening in Baku for a potential pitlane rules breach.
It was suggested that when they shuffled themselves in to the queue of cars that was waiting at the end of the pitlane for the start of Q1, they broke regulations which prevents drivers pushing in.
Article 34.8 ...

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Albon thought he was on the receiving end of Fernando Alonso's gamesmanship in Baku when drivers were trying to get a final fast lap in at the end of Q1.
Qualifying was restarted with 2m40s to go after a crash for Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll. The limited timeframe meant that drivers were forced to queue up at the end of the pitlane, and then raced each other on the out-lap to improve their ...

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To varying degrees Formula 1 teams have suffered from either porpoising or bouncing with the 2022 era cars, which are being run as close to the ground as possible to maximise performance from the ground effect.
Therefore, the ride of the current crop of cars is extremely stiff, which is causing a lot of drivers to constantly bottom out on the straights.
The issue was amplified in Baku where ...

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McLaren driver Lando Norris was also called up for a similar offence, as the stewards noted an "alleged breach by cars 44 and 4 of Article 33.4 of the FIA Formula One sporting regulations and non-compliance with race director's note; driving unnecessarily slowly at 18:59".
Those notes say that "in order to ensure that cars are not driven unnecessarily slowly during all laps of the qualifying ...

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The Red Bull driver was delayed leaving his garage for the final Q3 laps due to an engine refuelling issue, meaning he could not give a tow to teammate Max Verstappen.
Due to the Baku track characteristics and its long main straight, drivers can find a chunk of laptime with the aid of a slipstream, which many teams had used to good effect during qualifying.
But Red Bull lost the option ahead ...

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Despite thoughts that the circuit would favour championship leaders Red Bull, the Ferrari driver set a weekend-best time of 1m41.359s to land his sixth pole of the season.
He finished the session 0.282s ahead of Red Bull's Sergio Perez in second, with points leader Max Verstappen in third.
Leclerc says he "really struggled to see that we were faster" before "everything came together" in his ...

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Leclerc will start ahead of the Red Bulls of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3.
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The Ferrari driver had been adrift of teammate Carlos Sainz in the early part of Q3, but on his final flying lap turned in a rapid first two sectors to steal a march on all his rivals.
A weekend-best time of 1m41.359s at Baku, a circuit thought to favour Red Bull, gave him a substantial 0.282s cushion over Sergio Perez as points leader Max Verstappen snared third.
Sainz, meanwhile, backed ...

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The new 18-inch extreme wet rubber came under the spotlight in Monaco after a number of drivers were left unimpressed by how they coped with the downpour that hit the race.
Vettel said: "The extreme is so slow, it's the wrong tyre. It's way too hard for this track, but it's also too hard for tracks like Imola. It's just a poor tyre."
Max Verstappen's father Jos later wrote: "I also find it ...

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The start of FP3 was delayed by 15 minutes due to barrier repairs in Turn 1. The Tecpro layers protecting the outside of T1 had been carelessly re-arranged by a multi-car pile-up in the preceding Formula 2 sprint race.
As the lights finally went green, Aston Martin's Lance Stroll went straight out, with Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and George Russell also making an early appearance after a ...

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The shootout for grid positions at Baku had been due to start at 6pm local time.
However, a change of the schedule has been prompted as the result of an incident at the end of the earlier Formula 2 sprint race.
Following a last-lap safety car restart, Campos Racing's Ralph Boschung had nudged Calan Williams into the barriers on the outside of Turn 1, before Cem Bolukbasi (Charouz) and ...

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