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F1 Drivers’ Championship 2022: Latest standings ahead of Austrian Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz registered his maiden win in F1 last week.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 8 July 2022 4:18 pm

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After a tough weekend at British Grand Prix, Formula One moved to Red Bull’s home turf i.e. Austrian Grand Prix. The last weekend was unique and unprecedented on many accounts as it was marred with a horrific multi-car crash, Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz registering his maiden race win in F1 and more.

The fate of several drivers was affected by an astonishing car crash at Turn 1 during Lap 1, which led to Alfa Romeo rookie Zhou Guanyu being pushed to fences after sliding for several meters on the Halo. After stewards asked the drivers to start the race from their original position, Verstappen who was leading the race dropped down the grid due to damage on his Red Bull’s floor. Sergio Perez and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton fought hard for the lead but Ferrari’s driver Carlos Sainz surprised everyone by eventually outdriving everyone.

He overtook his teammate Charles in the final lap of the race and went on to earn his maiden win in F1. Despite starting from the back of the grid, Sergio Perez displayed an incredible drive and finished P2. Interestingly, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton too did a phenomenal job as he clinched a P3 finish at his home venue.

The reigning champion Max Verstappen firmly holds a commanding position at the top of the 2022 Driver’s championship despite a tough British GP. Meanwhile, Sergio Perez is 34 points behind and Charles Leclerc a further nine-point. However, Carlos Sainz moved into fourth place by winning his maiden P1 finish. Here are the current Driver’s standings ahead of the Austrian GP.

Rank Driver Team Points
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 181
2 Sergio Perez Red Bull 147
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 138
4 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 127
5 George Russell Mercedes 111
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 93
7 Lando Norris McLaren 58
8 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 46
9 Esteban Ocon Alpine 39
10 Fernando Alonso Alpine 28
11 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 16
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas 16
13 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 15
14 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 15
15 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 11
16 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 5
17 Mick Schumacher Haas 4
18 Alex Albon Williams 3
19 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 3
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams 0

 

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