Formula 1 2022 Belgian Grand Prix results

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2022-08-28
14
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
44
Max Verstappen VER
Max Verstappen VER
Max Verstappen
lap 32 - 1:49.354
VER

The 2022 Belgian Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
Despite being on pole position in Belgium, Carlos Sainz could not convert this into a win.

The race in Belgium was round 14 of 22 of the 2022 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 28 August 2022 13:00 GMT (raceday).

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results

# driver F1 constructor laps time points
1 44 1:25:52.894 26
2 44 +17.841 18
3 44 +26.886 15
4 44 +29.140 12
5 44 +1:13.256 10
6 44 +1:14.936 8
7 44 +1:15.640 6
8 44 +1:18.107 4
9 44 +1:32.181 2
10 44 +1:41.900 1
11 44 +1:43.078 0
12 44 +1:44.739 0
13 44 +1:45.217 0
14 44 +1:46.252 0
15 44 +1:47.163 0
16 43 +1 Lap 0
17 43 +1 Lap 0
18 43 +1 Lap 0
1 Accident 0
0 Collision damage 0

grid

# driver F1 constructor time
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:43.665
2 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.632
3 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +0.797
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.888
5 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +1.515
6 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +1.703
7 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1.838
8 George Russell Mercedes +2.111
9 Alexander Albon Williams +2.172
10 Lando Norris McLaren +2.513
11 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +2.102
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +2.162
13 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo +2.420
14 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +2.946
15 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +4.053
16 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +2.679
17 Nicholas Latifi Williams +2.736
18 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +2.892
19 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +3.027
20 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +4.201

driver positions through the laps

2022 Belgian Grand Prix

The 2022 Belgian Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix 2022) was a Formula One motor race held on 28 August 2022 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Stavelot, Belgium. The race ran over a distance of 44 laps and was the 78th overall running of the Belgian Grand Prix, the 67th time the event has been held as part of the Formula One World Championship and the 55th World Championship race held at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The race was won by defending winner Max Verstappen.


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The world champion was in a class of his own at Spa-Francorchamps as he was fastest in qualifying and then charged from 14th on the grid to dominate the race.
The scale of Red Bull's advantage in Belgium left rivals scratching their heads, as the team had been fairly level-pegged with Ferrari in pure pace terms throughout much of 2022.
But while theories of Red Bull gaining from introducing ...

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Ocon charged from 16th on the grid to finish seventh for Alpine in the Belgian Grand Prix, calling the performance "our best weekend of the yer so far, and probably since I joined the team".
The key to Ocon's charge up the order was the Alpine car's impressive straight-line speed, which also allowed Fernando Alonso to fight high up the order in the opening stages and eventually finish ...

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The Alpine and McLaren teams both have a claim on the Australian's services for 2023. They are obliged by the Concorde Agreement to abide by the decision of the CRB, and not pursue further legal action in attempt to get that ruling changed.
Formed in the wake of the controversy resulting from Michael Schumacher’s move from Jordan and Benetton and Roberto Moreno’s subsequent ...

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While Ferrari has managed to be in the mix for victory at most races this season, Spa saw the team stand little chance of beating Red Bull.
Max Verstappen charged from 14th on the grid to win the race by more than 17 seconds, leading home Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez for a 1-2 finish.
Ferrari saw both Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc struggle with tyre degradation throughout the race and ...

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Formula 1 reconvened after its 2022 summer break with the annual late-August trip to Spa-Francorchamps.
As we'll cover later on, this event may well be hosted at a different time of the season for its one-year extension on the F1 calendar in 2023. But at the head of the grid it was business as usual.
Max Verstappen and Red Bull were utterly dominant even with the Dutchman saddled by an ...

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If it has been damaged too much to be used again, the seven-time world champion will have to take a grid penalty in the near future.
Hamilton's W13 landed heavily after he was launched when he made contact with Alonso on the first lap. Onboard footage from Alonso and other following cars showed fluid emerging from the back of the Mercedes, while Hamilton reported that he could feel ...

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Horner has made it clear that Red Bull doesn’t need Porsche to finance its power unit project, and that if the deal doesn’t happen the new engine could simply run under the Red Bull name, or that of any other manufacturer willing to pay to badge it.
He also downplayed suggestions that RBR could still be running with Honda power under the new regulations.
On Thursday, Audi announced that ...

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Leclerc’s hopes of charging through the pack at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday in the wake of his engine grid penalty were dashed early on when he was forced to pit on lap three after seeing smoke coming up from his right-front brake duct.
At the stop, where he changed tyres, Ferrari discovered that the problem had been caused by a visor tear-off getting stuck in his brake duct.
This would ...

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Who is leading the 2022 F1 World Championship Drivers' points?
Red Bull’s reigning champion Verstappen scored a maximum 26 points at Spa-Francorchamps and his lead in the World Championship is up to 93 over teammate Sergio Perez, who moves into second over Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. The Ferrari driver suffered another troubled race and could only finish sixth after a late penalty for ...

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Alonso was left furious after he and his Mercedes rival came together at Les Combes on the opening lap of the Spa-Francorchamps race as they battled for second spot.
Hamilton had got a run on Alonso up the Kemmel Straight and moved to the outside in a bid to get a slingshot past him.
After getting ahead on the entry to the first right hander at Les Combes, Hamilton closed the door on Alonso ...

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In the wake of Fernando Alonso’s move to Aston Martin, Alpine moved quickly to confirm its intention to give Piastri the race seat.
However, the team was already well aware that Piastri had also signed a contract with McLaren, and intended to race for the Woking outfit.
Piastri quickly took to social media to make it clear that he had no intention of taking up the Alpine seat, concluding ...

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From 14th on the grid, Verstappen surged through the field to take the lead after just 12 of the 44 laps.
Early leader Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) briefly retook P1 after the first pitstop cycle, but Verstappen was on much fresher tyres and hit the front again on Lap 18. Sergio Perez’s Red Bull also passed Sainz to finish second.
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Leclerc received a five-second time penalty shortly after the chequered flag when he was found to have exceeded the pit lane speed limit when he came in at the end of Lap 42.
The penalty dropped Leclerc from fifth to sixth place behind Fernando Alonso, and came after Leclerc had been running comfortably in fifth. The decision to pit again was a bid by Ferrari to try and get the fastest lap ...

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On the opening lap Hamilton tried a move on Alonso for third place around the outside on the entry to Les Combes, but the Mercedes driver squeezed his rival and that triggered a collision.
Alonso avoided any major damage but Hamilton’s car was thrown into the air and the British driver had to stop at the side of the track under instruction from his team due to damage.
Immediately after the ...

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Leclerc battled his way back up to fifth place after being forced into an early pit stop by a visor tear-off getting stuck in his brake duct, only for Ferrari to pit him again with two laps remaining to try and get the fastest lap bonus point despite some uncertainty from Leclerc on the radio.
Although Leclerc overtook Fernando Alonso while exiting the pits, Alonso passed him back down the ...

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Verstappen outqualified Sainz by six tenths in Saturday qualifying, but the Spaniard inherited pole due to an engine penalty for the world champion.
But even from 13th place, Verstappen produced a crushing display to win his second consecutive Belgian GP and his ninth victory of 2022, passing Sainz for the lead after a scarcely believable 16 laps.
After being powerless to resist Verstappen ...

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Verstappen was forced to start from 14th on the grid - which effectively became 13th as Pierre Gasly retreated to the garage before the start - as one of several drivers taking an engine change penalty. On soft tyres, he quickly scythed through the field in his dominant Red Bull RB16.
Following an early safety car, the Dutchman came through in seventh after just five laps and then steadily ...

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On the opening lap Hamilton attempted to pass Alpine driver Alonso for third around the outside of Les Combes after pulling alongside the Spaniard on the Kemmel Straight.
Hamilton was partly ahead of Alonso when he turned into the corner to catch the apex, denying Alonso any space and triggering a collision.
While Alonso was able to continue, the rear end of Hamilton's car was catapulted ...

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The defending champion stretched his points lead over Charles Leclerc by taking control of events at Spa, moving into first place as early as lap 12 of 44 before cruising to a 18s win.  
With the Red Bull RB18 proving so effective in a straight line to allow Perez to dart past polesitter Carlos Sainz on the long Kemmel Straight, the Mexican brought home second. 
Meanwhile, Sainz ...

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With Belgium's current deal running out and several new races joining the fray, Spa was one of several traditional venues under threat of dropping off a capacity 24-race 2023 calendar, which was conceived with room for just eight European races.
But uncertainty over Formula 1's return to South Africa and China has changed the picture in recent weeks, leaving promotor Spa Grand Prix hopeful an ...

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Alonso finished sixth in Saturday’s qualifying session for the Belgian Grand Prix, but moves up three places on the grid thanks to penalties for Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Esteban Ocon, leaving only Carlos Sanz and Sergio Perez ahead for the start.
It is not the first time this season Alonso has started so far up the order, after a stunning display in the wet qualifying in Canada ...

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Gasly has emerged as a possible candidate for Alpine if Red Bull is willing to do a deal to release him from AlphaTauri, having already confirmed him for next season.
Inevitably, the prospect of them teaming up at a French-owned team has intrigued fans and F1 insiders as they are known to have a rivalry that stems back to their childhood karting days.
It’s widely assumed that they would ...

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Tsunoda qualified 19th for AlphaTauri at Spa on Saturday after a scruffy final lap in Q1 meant he was unable to advance, although the litany of grid penalties for other drivers meant he was due to start from 13th today.
But AlphaTauri has now opted to fit some fresh power unit elements in Tsunoda’s car ahead of the race, taking a fresh engine, turbocharger, MGU-H, and MGU-K.
As this has ...

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The Thai-Brit ran-ninth fastest in qualifying at Spa with the fastest first sector of anyone, having progressed into the top 10 shootout after ending Q1 in sixth and chalking 10th spot in Q2.
But owing to grid penalties for qualifying pacesetter Max Verstappen, his Ferrari rival Charles Leclerc and Alpine driver Esteban Ocon, Albon will line up in sixth place.
That marks the top Saturday ...

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This weekend marks the 55th anniversary of the launch of the famous AMG Mercedes performance division, which continues to this day and forms a part of the current F1 team’s name.
AMG shot to fame when its famous Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG finished second overall and won its class at the 1971 Spa 24 Hours.
Despite its huge size, the car beat much more nimble machinery – and famously took ...

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Mercedes appeared to make a breakthrough with its W13 car in Hungary ahead of the summer as Hamilton and teammate George Russell both finished on the podium, with Russell having also started on pole.
But the Silver Arrows slipped back again in qualifying at Spa as Hamilton and Russell could only finish seventh and eighth, a distant 1.8 seconds off Max Verstappen’s fastest time in ...

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But, against the backdrop of the cost cap, teams have had to be especially cautious about spending on development – and have had to be convinced about performance gains to justify the spending.
That prompted a possibility of teams holding back on too much for this weekend race in Belgium to try to get through it as best as possible.
And while there may not have been the extent of changes ...

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The Red Bull RB18 driver dominated qualifying to beat Ferrari rival Carlos Sainz by some 0.632s onSaturday, but he is set to line up in 15th place ahead of Charles Leclerc owing to grid penalties for engine and gearbox component changes.
However, the Dutch racer - who will be "disappointed" with anything less than a podium - is anticipating a more conservative start to the race than has come to ...

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen topped qualifying on Saturday by a big margin but will have to start the race from 15th on the grid due to a penalty for exceeding his allocation of power unit elements.
Verstappen's title rival Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) has also been hit with the same penalty and will be taking the start from 16th place.
However, a Ferrari and a Red Bull will share the front row of ...

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Norris insists that this year’s machine initially didn’t suit him either, and he has had to change his driving style in order to perform at a high level.
He said that he had tried to assist Ricciardo by sharing information, but stressed that ultimately it was not his responsibility to help his teammate get up to speed.
Asked if he had any sympathy for Ricciardo’s situation given how ...

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The world champion has been in sensational form over the Spa-Francorchamps weekend, despite knowing that he was heading in to the race with a back of the grid penalty for an engine change.
But that has not hindered his pace, as the Red Bull driver ended up qualifying seven tenths of a second clear of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, who will actually start from pole.
After praising the form of his ...

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Leclerc is one of six drivers who has received a back of the grid penalty heading into qualifying at Spa on Saturday as many opted to take a fresh power unit this weekend.
Ferrari decided to take its fresh power unit elements in two separate tranches, covering a 15-place grid penalty for a fresh MGU-K and energy store, followed by a further five-place grid penalty for taking a new control ...

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Sainz took pole in qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps after finishing second to Max Verstappen in Q3, who is set to start from the rear of the grid as one of seven drivers penalised for engine changes.
The Spaniard's enthusiasm on his second career F1 pole was dampened by the huge 0.632s gap to Verstappen as Red Bull looked dominant throughout the Belgian GP weekend, the first race after the ...

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Reigning F2 champion Piastri finds himself at the centre of a dispute over his future. Alpine claims it has a contract in place for him to race in F1 next year, but Piastri has denied signing a deal and said he will not drive for the team in 2023 as McLaren lines him up to replace Daniel Ricciardo.
Piastri’s possible exit has been met dimly by Alpine F1 team principal Szafnauer, who said in ...

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Just one race one on from George Russell’s shock pole position in Hungary, Mercedes has found itself unable to find answers as to why it is so off the pace at Spa-Francorchamps.
On a weekend when grid penalties for a number of front runners have given Mercedes another good shot of going for the win, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell ended up just seventh and eighth fastest.
But of more ...

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Verstappen dominated Saturday's qualifying session by setting a time over six tenths quicker than second-placed Carlos Sainz but will cede pole to the Ferrari driver because of an engine-related grid penalty.
As Verstappen outqualified the five other drivers who are relegated to the back of the grid for exceeding the power unit allowance, the damage of Verstappen's engine change is limited to a ...

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During his opening run in the final stage of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, Ferrari accidentally fitted a set of fresh soft tyres to Leclerc’s car.
The team had planned to send him out on used softs for the first run before giving him a fresh set of the red-walled compound for the final Q3 efforts.
Leclerc asked about the tyre call over the radio and was told by the team: “Sorry ...

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Due to grid penalties for power unit changes, the qualifying order doesn’t truly reflect the starting grid – as Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Esteban Ocon, Zhou Guanyu and Mick Schumacher will all start at the back.
So Sainz will start ahead of Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Alpine’s Fernando Alonso after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments ...

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The defending champion elected not to take part in the final shootout in Q3, knowing he will start from the back of the grid owing to a drop for exceeding his permitted parts count.
Nevertheless, his banker lap was so emphatic that he topped the session by six tenths of a second as a sloppy Sainz final flying lap meant the Spaniard failed to improve at the death.
Sergio Perez will join the ...

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