Formula 1 2022 Spanish Grand Prix results

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2022-05-22
6
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
66
Max Verstappen VER
Charles Leclerc LEC
Sergio Pérez
lap 55 - 1:24.108
PER

The 2022 Spanish Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
Despite being on pole position in Spain, Charles Leclerc could not convert this into a win.
Leclerc was forced to retire in lap 27 due to: Turbo.

The race in Spain was round 6 of 22 of the 2022 season.

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Weather conditions at 22 May 2022 13:00 GMT (raceday).

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results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 66 1:37:20.475 25
2 66 +13.072 19
3 66 +32.927 15
4 66 +45.208 12
5 66 +54.534 10
6 66 +59.976 8
7 66 +1:15.397 6
8 66 +1:23.235 4
9 65 +1 Lap 2
10 65 +1 Lap 1
11 65 +1 Lap 0
12 65 +1 Lap 0
13 65 +1 Lap 0
14 65 +1 Lap 0
15 65 +1 Lap 0
16 64 +2 Laps 0
17 64 +2 Laps 0
18 64 +2 Laps 0
28 Power loss 0
27 Turbo 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:18.750
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.323
3 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.416
4 George Russell Mercedes +0.643
5 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +0.670
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.762
7 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +0.858
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +0.932
9 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1.547
10 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +1.618
11 Lando Norris McLaren +1.721
12 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +1.888
13 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +1.889
14 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +2.111
15 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo +2.344
16 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +2.204
17 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +2.293
18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +2.668
19 Alexander Albon Williams +2.895
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams +3.165

driver positions through the laps

2022 Spanish Grand Prix

The 2022 Spanish Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio de España 2022) was a Formula One motor race held on 22 May 2022 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, Spain. It was the 62nd edition of the Spanish Grand Prix and the sixth round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship.Max Verstappen won the race ahead of teammate Sergio Pérez, while George Russell completed the podium. Charles Leclerc, the pole-sitter and championship leader, was forced to retire due to engine issues. Leclerc's teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. recovered from 11th, after suffering a spin, to finish fourth, ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who also made a come back from 19th, after suffering a puncture at the start. With the win, Red Bull led Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship, while the Drivers' Championship standings switched from a 19-point Leclerc lead to a 6-point advantage for Verstappen.


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Perez made it clear that he wasn?t happy that he was asked to let Verstappen past into the lead in later stages of the race.
However, Horner insists it would have been an ?unfair fight? because at the time the Dutchman was on a quicker three-stop strategy.
In the end having ceded the lead, Perez also stopped three times, and he eventually finished 13 seconds behind the sister ...

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After a difficult start to the 2022 campaign for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, a raft of upgrades introduced at Barcelona last weekend transformed the pace of the W13.
Russell battled the Red Bulls on his way to a podium finish, but it was Hamilton's charge from near the back of the field on lap one to finish fifth that has really encouraged the German car manufacturer.
Team boss Toto ...

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Haas F1 driver Magnussen made a good start from eighth place on the grid in the Spanish Grand Prix, allowing him to go side-by-side with Hamilton as they entered Turn 4 on the opening lap.
Magnussen tried to overtake Hamilton around the outside of the corner, only for the two drivers to touch, sending Magnussen into the gravel. Hamilton was left with damage, causing him to drop to the back of ...

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For after a season where a top five would have been something to be happy about at times, even through complete luck, to get there after charging up from 19th on the road said much about the progress made with the W13.
As team boss Toto Wolff said on Sunday night: ?With Lewis, we had probably the fastest race car today. He was 50 seconds behind at the end. And he caught all the way up, and at ...

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As the Red Bull driver battled to recover from an early off across a gravel trap, his attempts to find a way past George Russell were compromised by his DRS playing up and not working consistently.
The DRS deployment issues were a recurrence of those that arose during qualifying and prevented Verstappen from challenging Charles Leclerc for pole position in his final run.
This had prompted ...

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For once, Formula 1?s Spanish Grand Prix provided an engaging contest up and down the grid and just like last year it included developments that could be key to the outcome of the world titles.
Max Verstappen led a Red Bull 1-2 ahead of Sergio Perez, but that summary barely scratches the surface of an event that looked set to go to Ferrari?s Charles Leclerc before his unfortunate engine ...

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Leclerc had looked on course to take a comfortable victory in the Spanish Grand Prix when his car suddenly lost power on lap 27 when he was leading the race.
Ferrari did not have any immediate answers as to what had gone wrong with the power unit on Sunday night, and wanted to wait for a proper analysis at its Maranello factory.
Having shipped the broken power unit back overnight, it set to ...

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Four-time F1 world champion Vettel had his bag stolen through a car window, according to major Catalan publication El Periodico, from outside his hotel following Sunday?s Spanish Grand Prix.
But in an effort to try and track down his stolen bag using his scooter, Vettel used a GPS signal from the AirPods headphones that were in the bag using the Find my iPhone app to find out where they ...

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Bottas continued his impressive start to life at Alfa Romeo in 2022 by finishing sixth at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday, ensuring the team retained P5 in the constructors' standings.
But the Finn had been running as high as third at one point, benefitting from the hectic first half of the race that saw Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz drop back, and early leader Charles Leclerc ...

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While it was a great day for Red Bull, it was not without some internal tension as it used team orders twice during the race, asking Sergio Perez to move aside for Verstappen.
Perez told Red Bull it was "very unfair" when he was asked to let Verstappen through for the lead entering the closing stages of the race, and that he would want talks to discuss the decision.
Red Bull explained that ...

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Verstappen was the last driver to go to the grid before the pitlane closed at 2.30pm, leaving his garage just seconds after Pierre Gasly of sister team AlphaTauri headed out onto the track. Sergio Perez in the other Red Bull had set off only slightly earlier.
Red Bull has said Verstappen's late arrival at the grid was due to DRS issues, and indeed the team was observed checking the rear wing ...

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Leclerc had been dominating the Barcelona race from pole for 26 laps until his Ferrari engine gave out. The Monegasque driver was forced to park the car in the garage and thus recorded his first DNF of 2022.
The setback not only cost him the race win, but it also made him cede the championship lead to title rival Verstappen, who took a 25-point haul for his fourth win of the season.
Despite ...

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The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya announced it had been sold out for the 2022 edition of the race after going through two COVID-19 years with limited attendance, stating 300,000 flocked to the Barcelona venue across the weekend.
But soon enough it became apparent the venue wasn't prepared for the sell-out crowd, with larges queues forming around the limited food and drinks concessions and ...

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Leclerc had looked on course to take victory in Barcelona as he held a comfortable lead in the opening phase of the race, after title rival Max Verstappen had lost time with a trip across the gravel and dropped down the order.
But on lap 27, as he held an advantage of more than 11 seconds, Leclerc suddenly slowed when his car lost power under acceleration halfway around the lap.
The ...

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Verstappen stormed into the championship lead after taking the victory at Barcelona while erstwhile table-topper Charles Leclerc retired from the lead of the race with a power unit problem.
But the early stages of the grand prix did not go to plan for Verstappen as an error at Turn 4 when he was running second dropped him back behind George Russell's Mercedes and the sister Red Bull of Sergio ...

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Mercedes brought a raft of updates to Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix, but Hamilton said he was still struggling with the W13 car in qualifying, leaving him sixth on the grid.
Contact with Haas driver Magnussen on the opening lap caused Hamilton to slow and forced him into an early pitstop, leaving him over 50 second off the leader at the end of the opening lap.
Hamilton asked Mercedes ...

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Russell was running in third place with Hamilton behind him when the pair suffered a water leak, allowing Ferrari's Carlos Sainz to pass the seven-time world champion in the penultimate lap.
The issue also pushed Russell onto the defensive, but he held off the Spaniard to take the third podium spot, his second of the season after Australia, albeit 20 seconds off Sergio Perez in second.
Like ...

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Norris had looked unwell all weekend and said on Saturday that he had been "suffering with my throat and my eyes and seeing", saying it was something other than COVID-19.
On the grid before Sunday's race, Norris continued to look out of sorts, but once the visor went down the Briton produced a solid race to finish eighth, with teammate Daniel Ricciardo down in 12th.
After a sweltering race ...

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The Mexican was leading towards the end of the Spanish GP when he was told over the radio not to hold up his pursuing teammate ? who had been switched on to an alternative tyre strategy.
But, having earlier not been given clear air to pass Verstappen and attack George Russell when he had a tyre advantage, he made clear that he felt the subsequent call was ?unfair?.
While a later switch ...

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Second-starting Verstappen, who had lost ground after an early off in Turn 4, was suddenly handed a golden opportunity to grab a second victory at the site of his first ever grand prix win when title rival Charles Leclerc, who had been dominating the race, retired with Ferrari engine problems before halfway.
But Verstappen's charge was further complicated by an issue with his DRS actuator ...

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Verstappen bounced back from an off-track excursion and an intermittent DRS issue to lead home a crushing Red Bull 1-2 ahead of teammate Sergio Perez.
Leclerc was cruising out front when he lost power on Lap 27, handing the lead to Mercedes? George Russell. Perez passed the Mercedes just before half distance to hit the front but Verstappen charged past him towards the end of the race to score ...

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In a frenetic first half of the race, Verstappen cost himself second place by losing the rear end and careering across the gravel before mounting a remarkable recovery run.
Aided by runaway leader and polesitter Leclerc suffering the misfortune of a terminal power unit failure, Verstappen was able to force Red Bull to orchestrate a change for position.
That left Sergio Perez to concede a ...

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Leclerc had been easily leading the first half of the race until the Monegasque driver reported a loss of power on his Ferrari on the 26th of 66 laps.
The issue proved terminal, as Leclerc coasted into the pitlane into an early retirement. 
Ferrari soon confirmed that an undiagnosed power unit issue was the cause of his early exit. Leclerc said he had received no early warning ...

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In Florida Alonso dropped out of the points when he received a time penalty for gaining an advantage by going off track when battling with Mick Schumacher.
Although such penalties cannot be challenged, Alonso and Alpine sporting director went to see the stewards after the race in order to state their case.
Sources have indicated to Motorsport.com that while Alonso did try to give back the ...

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Kevin Magnussen qualified eighth in Barcelona less than a tenth behind Valtteri Bottas, whose Alfa Romeo team had brought a whole slew of upgrades to the Spanish round.
Teammate Mick Schumacher also made the Q3 shootout ? for the first time in his career ? qualifying 10th behind Magnussen and McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo.
Afterwards, Bottas expressed his confusion on how quick Haas was at ...

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Alonso struggled with traffic and the timing of his final lap in the opening stage of qualifying on Saturday in Barcelona, causing him to finish a lowly 17th and drop out in Q1.
Ahead of Sunday?s race, FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer confirmed that Alpine had opted to fit Alonso?s car with a complete new set of power unit elements, taking him over the season limit.
As a result, it ...

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But while almost all of the attention on car changes has been on Aston Martin amid a copy cat row with Red Bull, there have been plenty of other noteworthy ideas that have emerged up and down the pitlane.
Here we take a look at the most interesting upgrades that have been spotted so far.

Red Bull RB18 floor
Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull has a revised front wing ...

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As part of the huge package of aerodynamic changes, the team had to make decisions on cooling several weeks ago, and it was caught out in part by unexpectedly high temperatures in Barcelona this weekend.
In such circumstances, teams are obliged to 'open up' their cars and create extra cooling capacity, which in turn generates drag and impacts straightline speed.
After a promising initial run ...

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After some early season struggles, Aston Martin elected to introduce a major revamp of its AMR22 for this weekend?s race in Barcelona.
Its move to adopt the same concept as Red Bull has triggered a wave of controversy and even prompted an investigation from the FIA over car copying ? with it being given the all-clear.
Any hopes that squad had of making an immediate leap forward in ...

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The revised parts proved their worth in Barcelona when Charles Leclerc took pole position, with his teammate Carlos Sainz qualifying third on Saturday.
Teams are allowed two filming or promotional event runs per season, and it?s up to them to decide when and where to use them. The restrictions are the use of Pirelli demo tyres and a limit of 100kms.
Rather than use both days around the ...

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The strategy was revealed by F1 boss Stefano Domenicali during his regular Saturday ?coffee morning? meeting with team principals in Barcelona.
In 2019, Liberty announced a plan to make the sport carbon neutral by 2030, and rationalising the calendar is seen as a key part of that ongoing commitment, alongside other initiatives such as this year?s move to a higher biofuel content.
At ...

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Mercedes drivers Russell and Lewis Hamilton qualified fourth and sixth respectively on Saturday, but both felt the team had made a big step forward to solve its proposing problems thanks to the updates brought to Barcelona.
Hamilton said the updates gave Mercedes a ?glimpse of hope? after struggling in the early part of the season, while Russell felt confident it would put the team more in ...

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Charles Leclerc will start the race from pole position in his Ferrari, with title rival and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen joining him on the front row.
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz will line up third on the grid ahead of an impressive George Russell in the Mercedes.
The next row on the grid will be shared by Sergio Perez (Red Bull) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).
When is the F1 Spanish Grand ...

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Leclerc will start ahead of Red Bull?s Max Verstappen and his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz 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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Spanish Grand Prix qualifying results: Leclerc on pole ...

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The Monegasque driver bounced back from a spin in his first run in Q3 to snatch first place on the grid in Barcelona from title rival Max Verstappen with a brilliant late effort.
His pole spot was then sealed when Verstappen was unable to respond on his second Q3 run after being slowed by a DRS problem.
But while Leclerc was delighted with his latest pole, he is well aware that in recent ...

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In the circumstances, Norris was pleased to have made the top 10 in Q2 for the Spanish GP before a track limits penalty cost him the laptime that would have put him eighth in the session, leaving him stranded instead in 11th place.
Norris was subsequently able to view the FIA's footage of his costly run wide at Turn 12.
He accepted the decision given the current focus of the new race ...

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Mercedes endured a nightmare start to the ground-effect era with a car that suffered from wild porpoising, which forced the team to run its car higher than it wanted.
The bouncing also prevented the Brackley outfit from chasing pure performance until the issue could be resolved, as evidenced by 2022's first five races across which Lewis Hamilton and George Russell failed to make any meaningful ...

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Mercedes brought a raft of updates for the W13 car to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix in the hope of easing the porpoising problem that has blighted Hamilton and teammate George Russell this year.
Mercedes showed signs of improving its relative pace to Red Bull and Ferrari through practice, and briefly led the timesheets in Q2 as its rivals opted to ...

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The Spaniard will start the Spanish GP in third place after qualifying 0.416s adrift of polesitter Leclerc, with defending champion Max Verstappen splitting the pair.
That result was determined by Leclerc recovering from an early Q3 spin to post the fastest time of the weekend while Verstappen abandoned his final lap owing to a DRS problem aboard his Red Bull RB18.
Leclerc's scare was the ...

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