- Max Verstappen surpassed Lewis Hamilton to defend his F1 2022 Belgian Grand Prix title.
- Sergio Perez occupies the second spot, followed by Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
- McLaren rounds out the top five teams in the constructors’ championship table with 95 points.
Following his come-from-behind victory at the Belgian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen increased his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the driver’s championship during Round 14 of the ongoing Formula 1 2022 season. After beginning the race from the 14th position, the defending champion won the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday for his ninth victory of the year. On lap 12, Verstappen seized control of the race and eventually pulled away from the opposition to win.
Sergio Perez, a member of the Red Bull F1 team, came in second after passing Carlos Sainz of Ferrari. Despite George Russell’s (Mercedes) fierce pursuit, the Spaniard managed to maintain third place. Charles Leclerc, a teammate of Sainz’s who finished the race in P5, dropped to sixth after being caught speeding in the pit lane.
Lewis Hamilton’s Belgian GP Race Cut Short
After leaving the Belgian Grand Prix on the opening lap due to a crash, Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time world champion, did not perform well. The Mercedes driver attempted to pass the Alpine driver on the outside but collided with him and his former colleague Fernando Alonso. Despite the collision, Hamilton kept going for a lap and a half before stopping on the road.
F1 2022 Driver Standings: A Look At The Most Recent Results
Verstappen increases his advantage at the top to 284 points with his victory at the Belgian Grand Prix. Sergio Perez, another member of Verstappen’s squad, is in second place in the standings with 191 points, followed by Charles Leclerc, who has 186 points. Carlos Sainz of Ferrari is fourth in the standings with 171 points, and George Russell of Mercedes is fifth with 170 points. With 146 points, Lewis Hamilton is sixth.
F1 2022 Constructor Standings: Belgian Grand Prix
After their victory at Spa, Red Bull is gradually gaining ground on its competitors in the constructors’ championship standings. Red Bull currently leads the rankings with 475 points. Ferrari has 357 points and is still in second place overall. Mercedes is in third place with 316 points after George Russell scored points.