2022 Italian Grand Prix

The 2022 Italian Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio d'Italia 2022) was a Formula One motor race held on 11 September 2022 at the Monza Circuit in Monza, Italy. Daniel Ricciardo entered the race as the defending winner, having won the previous Italian Grand Prix. The race finished with a controversial safety car period and was won by Max Verstappen, with Charles Leclerc and George Russell taking second and third place respectively. Nyck de Vries scored points with a ninth place finish on his debut.

2022 Italian Grand Prix
Race 16 of 22 in the 2022 Formula One World Championship
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Layout of the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Race details[1]
Date 11 September 2022
Official name Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio d'Italia 2022
Location Monza Circuit
Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.793 km (3.599 miles)
Distance 53 laps, 306.720 km (190.586 miles)
Weather Sunny
Attendance 336,647[2]
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:20.161
Fastest lap
Driver Mexico Sergio Pérez Red Bull Racing-RBPT
Time 1:24.030 on lap 46
Podium
First Red Bull Racing-RBPT
Second Ferrari
Third Mercedes
Lap leaders

Background edit

The event was held across the weekend of the 9–11 September. It was the sixteenth round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship. A minute's silence was held before the first practice session on Friday, and the race on Sunday in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died on 8 September 2022.[3] Several teams further commemorated the Queen on their livery, including Red Bull Racing, Aston Martin, Haas, Ferrari, and Mercedes.[4] Ferrari also used a special livery to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the car company.[5]

Championship standings before the race edit

Heading into the event, Max Verstappen led the Drivers' Championship by 109 points from Charles Leclerc, second, and teammate Sergio Pérez, third. Red Bull Racing team led the Constructors' Championship, leading Ferrari by 135 points and Mercedes by 165 points.[6]

Entrants edit

The drivers and teams were initially the same as the season entry list with no additional stand-in drivers for the race.[7] Antonio Giovinazzi drove for Haas in place of Mick Schumacher,[8] while Nyck de Vries drove for Aston Martin in place of Sebastian Vettel, during the first practice session.[9] De Vries was called up to race for Williams in place of Alexander Albon as he was ruled out with appendicitis before the third practice session.[10] The Grand Prix marked the 349th race start for Fernando Alonso, equalling Kimi Räikkönen's record for most Formula One starts.[11]

Tyre choices edit

Tyre supplier Pirelli brought the C2, C3, and C4 tyre compounds (designated hard, medium, and soft, respectively) for teams to use at the event.[12]

Penalties edit

AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda carried a 10-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of reprimand limits at the previous round, the Dutch Grand Prix.[13]

Track changes edit

The second DRS detection point was moved farther ahead, being positioned 20 metres (66 ft) after turn 11.[14]

Fan harassment and event mismanagement edit

During the weekend there were numerous allegations of management issues and fan harassment. One Twitter user has reported a local fan demanded that fans remove items declaring their support of Max Verstappen. Another video showed several fans making a sexist tone against Sophie Kumpen, Verstappen's mother. Race organisers were criticised for a lack of security in the grandstands.[15][16]

Several fans also complained about the mismanagement of the event. The circuit organisers demanded food and drink to be paid in token coin instead of cash or credit card. Fans had to wait for more than two hours for food to be prepared following a website crash.[17]

Practice edit

There were three practice sessions for the event. The first practice session started on 9 September at 14:00 local time (UTC+02:00) and ended with Charles Leclerc fastest, followed by Carlos Sainz Jr. and George Russell. The second practice session, which started at 17:00, ended with Sainz fastest, followed by Max Verstappen and Leclerc. The third practice session, which started on 10 September at 13:00 local time, ended with Verstappen fastest, followed by Leclerc and Sergio Pérez.

Qualifying edit

Qualifying took place on 10 September at 16:00 local time. Charles Leclerc took pole position with Max Verstappen qualifying second and Carlos Sainz Jr. third.[18]

Qualifying classification edit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 16   Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:21.280 1:21.208 1:20.161 1
2 1   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-RBPT 1:20.922 1:21.265 1:20.306 71
3 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1:21.348 1:20.878 1:20.429 182
4 11   Sergio Pérez Red Bull Racing-RBPT 1:21.495 1:21.358 1:21.206 133
5 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:22.048 1:21.708 1:21.524 194
6 63   George Russell Mercedes 1:21.785 1:21.747 1:21.542 2
7 4   Lando Norris McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.130 1:21.831 1:21.584 3
8 3   Daniel Ricciardo McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.139 1:21.855 1:21.925 4
9 10   Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri-RBPT 1:22.010 1:22.062 1:22.648 5
10 14   Fernando Alonso Alpine-Renault 1:22.089 1:21.861 No time 6
11 31   Esteban Ocon Alpine-Renault 1:22.166 1:22.130 N/A 145
12 77   Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:22.254 1:22.235 N/A 156
13 45   Nyck de Vries Williams-Mercedes 1:22.567 1:22.471 N/A 8
14 24   Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:22.003 1:22.577 N/A 9
15 22   Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri-RBPT 1:22.020 No time N/A 207
16 6   Nicholas Latifi Williams-Mercedes 1:22.587 N/A N/A 10
17 5   Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Aramco-Mercedes 1:22.636 N/A N/A 11
18 18   Lance Stroll Aston Martin Aramco-Mercedes 1:22.748 N/A N/A 12
19 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:22.908 N/A N/A 168
20 47   Mick Schumacher Haas-Ferrari 1:23.005 N/A N/A 179
107% time: 1:26.586
Source:[19][20]
Notes
  • ^1Max Verstappen received a five-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit elements.[20]
  • ^2Carlos Sainz Jr. was required to start the race from the back of the grid for exceeding his quota of power unit elements. He also received a 10-place grid penalty for a new gearbox driveline and gearbox case. The penalty made no difference as he was already due to start from the back of the grid.[20]
  • ^3Sergio Pérez received a 10-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit elements.[20]
  • ^4Lewis Hamilton was required to start the race from the back of the grid for exceeding his quota of power unit elements.[20]
  • ^5Esteban Ocon received a five-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit elements.[20]
  • ^6Valtteri Bottas received a 15-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit elements.[20]
  • ^7Yuki Tsunoda received a 10-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of reprimand limits at the previous round and a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow under yellow flags during the second practice session. He was also required to start the race from the back of the grid for exceeding his quota of power unit elements. The penalty made no difference as he was already due to start from the back of the grid.[20]
  • ^8Kevin Magnussen received a 15-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit elements.[20]
  • ^9Mick Schumacher received a five-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit elements. He also received a 10-place grid penalty for a new gearbox driveline and gearbox case.[20]

Race edit

Race report edit

The race took place on 11 September 2022 at 15:00 local time, lasting 53 laps. Charles Leclerc led away from pole, George Russell and Lando Norris behind. Max Verstappen came to third position on lap 4 and second on lap 5. Sergio Pérez came to the pit earlier on lap 10 for hard tyres and rejoined the track with an ongoing brake fire, which later extinguished itself. On lap 10, Sebastian Vettel stopped his car due to engine issues resulting a deployment of a virtual safety car (VSC). This prompted Leclerc to change his tyres, as less time is lost when pitting under VSC conditions, surrending the lead to Verstappen. On lap 26, Leclerc retook the lead after Verstappen changed his tyres, Verstappen rejoined the track ten seconds behind Leclerc. Alpine decided to retire Fernando Alonso car on lap 31 in the pitlane due to a water pressure issue. Leclerc made a second pitstop on lap 34, giving Verstappen the lead. Lance Stroll retired on lap 39 due to similar engine issue suffered by his teammate Sebastian Vettel on lap 10. Daniel Ricciardo stopped his car due to the oil leak suffered from his car resulting in the safety car being deployed until the end of the race. The race was ended on lap 53 with Verstappen winning the race behind safety car.

Safety car criticism edit

The safety car procedure following Ricciardo's retirement drew scrutiny, with discussions surrounding the decisions taken, after it turned out that marshals could not move the car expeditiously. The incident caused the race to be ended under the safety car.[21] Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris expressed their frustration over the safety car race ending.[22] Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto and Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner gave their opinion: Binotto stated he disagreed with the FIA's decision to end the race under safety car and accused them of sleeping during the race, while Horner stated that it was not the manner he wanted to finish the race and thought that the race should have been red flagged.[23][24][25] Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff defended the FIA's decision, stating that the FIA followed the rules while also citing the safety car procedure at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.[26] The FIA later defended their decision to end the race with safety car citing the inability to move Ricciardo's car from the circuit on time.[27] FIA has also invited the team principals for a summit to discuss the regulation changes regarding the yellow flag and safety car on 12 September with no agreement reached between parties so far.[28]

Race classification edit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-RBPT 53 1:20:27.511 7 25
2 16   Charles Leclerc Ferrari 53 +2.446 1 18
3 63   George Russell Mercedes 53 +3.405 2 15
4 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 53 +5.061 18 12
5 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 53 +5.380 19 10
6 11   Sergio Pérez Red Bull Racing-RBPT 53 +6.091 13 91
7 4   Lando Norris McLaren-Mercedes 53 +6.207 3 6
8 10   Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri-RBPT 53 +6.396 5 4
9 45   Nyck de Vries Williams-Mercedes 53 +7.122 8 2
10 24   Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 53 +7.910 9 1
11 31   Esteban Ocon Alpine-Renault 53 +8.323 14
12 47   Mick Schumacher Haas-Ferrari 53 +8.549 17
13 77   Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 52 +1 lap 15
14 22   Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri-RBPT 52 +1 lap 20
15 6   Nicholas Latifi Williams-Mercedes 52 +1 lap 10
16 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 52 +1 lap 16
Ret 3   Daniel Ricciardo McLaren-Mercedes 45 Oil leak 4
Ret 18   Lance Stroll Aston Martin Aramco-Mercedes 39 Engine 12
Ret 14   Fernando Alonso Alpine-Renault 31 Water pressure 6
Ret 5   Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Aramco-Mercedes 10 Engine 11
Fastest lap:   Sergio Pérez (Red Bull Racing-RBPT) – 1:24.030 (lap 46)
Source:[20][29][30][failed verification]

Notes

  • ^1 – Includes one point for fastest lap.[30]

Championship standings after the race edit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

See also edit

References edit

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