Verstappen Robs Teammate of Win Through Tyre Strategy


157Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1:25.9631:25.730
263George RussellPrecision-Mercedes1:26.5201:26.830+0.790
329Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari1:28.4241:28.105+2.375
433Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari1:28.6221:28.117+2.387
523Alexander AlbonFerrari1:29.2411:28.245+2.515
637Victoria DesaiFerrari1:28.6521:28.447+2.717
726Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Ferrari1:28.5241:28.491+2.761
839Sho TsuboiBR Mansell-Toyota1:29.2401:28.733+3.003
960Ritomo MiyataBR Mansell-Toyota1:28.7381:29.008+3.008
1020Kevin MagnussenToyota1:28.8731:28.745+3.015
1118Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:29.1901:29.068+3.338
1247Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:29.3071:29.143+3.413
1377Valtteri BottasToyota1:29.6021:29.316+3.586
1455Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1:29.8361:29.468+3.732
154Robin FrijnsDawson-Mercedes1:29.5271:29.857+3.797
1670Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-Ferrari1:29.6491:29.579+3.849
1731Esteban OconFAST-BMW1:30.9561:30.663+4.933
1811Terry HawkinFAST-BMW1:30.7331:30.944+5.003
1995Beitske VisserLoonmotor-Judd1:31.6961:30.817+5.087
2023Jules BianchiMRT-BMW1:31.6061:31.403+5.673
2156Einar ÁrmannssonMRT-BMW1:31.6791:31.535+5.805
2246Alessandro CicognaniLoonmotor-Judd1:31.5781:31.543+5.813
237Charles LeclercSauber-Judd1:33.8731:33.632+7.902
2484Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1:34.5131:34.850+8.873


Ritomo Miyata may only get these two chances in Formula One and so cannot afford to show mercy even to his teammate.
The 2022 Formula One season is creeping towards its final stage. The margin for error shrinks with every race and each mistake or retirement could seriously hurt a driver in their quest to achieve the season’s goals.

Ferrari and Victoria Desai learned that the hard way when she had to pull her stricken car over after another Ferrari motor broke down. With Albon also failing to finish, they are now respectively nine and 29 points behind Caterham in both championships.

Yet, it was not Sebastian Vettel who got the glory today. Red Bull Racing did, Roger Ibe enjoying a healthy lead at the start before switching to dry tyres just a little bit too early. Max Verstappen waited longer and was rewarded with his second career win.

Another praiseworthy drive was that of Ritomo Miyata, who came through to take a great fifth place in his second Formula One race. FAST also had a great race, scoring their first back-to-back double points finish.


133Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari62:14.25415
229Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari+7.61112
318Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+34.06410
447Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd+53.3748
560Ritomo MiyataRookie Racing-Toyota+71.8976
670Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-Ferrari+72.7675
713Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Ferrari+73.1994
839Sho TsuboiRookie Racing-Toyota1 Lap3
914Esteban OconFAST-BMW1 Lap2
1011Terry HawkinFAST-BMW1 Lap1
1177Valtteri BottasToyota1 Lap
1295Beitske VisserLoonmotor-Judd1 Lap
1363George RussellPrecision-Mercedes1 Lap
1423Jules BianchiMRT-BMW1 Lap
1546Alessandro CicognaniLoonmotor-Judd1 Lap
1656Einar ÁrmannssonMRT-BMW1 Lap
1755Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes2 Laps
187Charles LeclercSauber-Judd2 Laps
1985Jack AitkenSauber-Judd2 Laps
204Robin FrijnsDawson-Mercedes2 Laps
DNF37Victoria DesaiFerrariMotor
DNF20Kevin MagnussenToyotaLoose Wheel
DNF23Alexander AlbonFerrariOil Leak
DNF57Dean StonemanPrecision-MercedesTransmission

Fastest Lap:

Roger Ibe – 1:32.117

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Ritomo Miyata – shows Formula 1 potential by finishing in the top 5.

Reject Of The Race:

Jack Aitken – crashes, driver errors and general pathetic pace make for a poor home race.