2022 United States Grand Prix

The 2022 United States Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022) was a Formula One motor race, held on October 23, 2022, at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States. The race was the 19th round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship and the 51st running of the United States Grand Prix, the 43rd time the race was run as a World Championship event since the inaugural 1950 season, and the tenth time a World Championship round was held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

2022 United States Grand Prix
Race 19 of 22 in the 2022 Formula One World Championship
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Layout of the Circuit of the Americas
Layout of the Circuit of the Americas
Race details[1]
Date October 23, 2022
Official name Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022
Location Circuit of the Americas
Austin, Texas, United States
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.513 km (3.426 miles)
Distance 56 laps, 308.405 km (191.634 miles)
Weather Partly cloudy
Attendance 440,000[2]
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:34.356
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom George Russell Mercedes
Time 1:38.788 on lap 56
Podium
First Red Bull Racing-RBPT
Second Mercedes
Third Ferrari
Lap leaders

It was won by defending champion Max Verstappen, who was followed by Lewis Hamilton in second and Charles Leclerc in third. With Verstappen taking victory and teammate Sergio Pérez finishing fourth, Red Bull secured its fifth Constructors' Championship title and the first since 2013.[3]

BackgroundEdit

The event was held across the weekend of October 21–23. It was the nineteenth round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship. Max Verstappen entered the race as the defending winner.

Championship standings before the raceEdit

Going into the weekend, Max Verstappen had secured his second consecutive Drivers' Championship at the previous round, the Japanese Grand Prix. He led by 113 points from teammate Sergio Pérez, second, and Charles Leclerc, third, by 114. Red Bull Racing team led the Constructors' Championship from Ferrari by 165 points and Mercedes by 232 points.[4] Red Bull Racing could have secured their fifth World Constructors' Championship, and first since 2013, if Ferrari would not outscore them by 19 points.[5]

EntrantsEdit

The drivers and teams were the same as the season entry list with no additional stand-in drivers for the race.[6] Four drivers made their Formula One practice debuts in the first practice session: Logan Sargeant in place of Nicholas Latifi at Williams, Robert Shwartzman in place of Charles Leclerc at Ferrari, Théo Pourchaire in place of Valtteri Bottas at Alfa Romeo, and Álex Palou in place of Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren.[7][8][9][10] Antonio Giovinazzi drove for Haas in the same session in place of Kevin Magnussen.[11]

Tyre choicesEdit

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]

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying classificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1:35.297 1:35.590 1:34.356 1
2 16   Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:35.795 1:35.246 1:34.421 121
3 1   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-RBPT 1:35.864 1:35.294 1:34.448 2
4 11   Sergio Pérez Red Bull Racing-RBPT 1:36.163 1:35.864 1:34.645 92
5 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:36.148 1:35.732 1:34.947 3
6 63   George Russell Mercedes 1:36.195 1:35.692 1:34.988 4
7 18   Lance Stroll Aston Martin Aramco-Mercedes 1:36.860 1:36.032 1:35.598 5
8 4   Lando Norris McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.465 1:36.341 1:35.690 6
9 14   Fernando Alonso Alpine-Renault 1:36.446 1:35.988 1:35.876 142
10 77   Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:36.746 1:36.321 1:36.319 7
11 23   Alexander Albon Williams-Mercedes 1:36.932 1:36.368 N/A 8
12 5   Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Aramco-Mercedes 1:36.695 1:36.398 N/A 10
13 10   Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri-RBPT 1:36.577 1:36.740 N/A 11
14 24   Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:36.656 1:36.970 N/A 182
15 22   Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri-RBPT 1:36.808 1:37.147 N/A 193
16 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:36.949 N/A N/A 13
17 3   Daniel Ricciardo McLaren-Mercedes 1:37.046 N/A N/A 15
18 31   Esteban Ocon Alpine-Renault 1:37.068 N/A N/A PL4
19 47   Mick Schumacher Haas-Ferrari 1:37.111 N/A N/A 16
20 6   Nicholas Latifi Williams-Mercedes 1:37.244 N/A N/A 17
107% time: 1:41.968
Source:[13][14]

Notes

  • ^1Charles Leclerc received a ten-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit elements.[15]
  • ^2Sergio Pérez, Zhou Guanyu and Fernando Alonso received a five-place grid penalty for exceeding their quota of power unit elements.[16][15] Zhou gained a position following Yuki Tsunoda's penalty.[14]
  • ^3Yuki Tsunoda received a five-place grid penalty for a new gearbox driveline.[14]
  • ^4Esteban Ocon qualified 17th, but he was required to start the race from the back of the grid for exceeding his quota of power unit elements. The new power unit elements were changed while the car was under parc fermé without the permission of the technical delegate. He was therefore required to start the race from the pit lane.[14]

RaceEdit

Race classificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-RBPT 56 1:42:11.687 2 25
2 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 +5.023 3 18
3 16   Charles Leclerc Ferrari 56 +7.501 12 15
4 11   Sergio Pérez Red Bull Racing-RBPT 56 +8.293 9 12
5 63   George Russell Mercedes 56 +44.815 4 111
6 4   Lando Norris McLaren-Mercedes 56 +53.785 6 8
7 14   Fernando Alonso Alpine-Renault 56 +55.078 14 6
8 5   Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Aramco-Mercedes 56 +1:05.354 10 4
9 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 56 +1:05.834 13 2
10 22   Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri-RBPT 56 +1:10.919 19 1
11 31   Esteban Ocon Alpine-Renault 56 +1:12.875 PL
12 24   Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 56 +1:16.164 18
13 23   Alexander Albon Williams-Mercedes 56 +1:20.0752 8
14 10   Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri-RBPT 56 +1:21.7633 11
15 47   Mick Schumacher Haas-Ferrari 56 +1:24.4904 16
16 3   Daniel Ricciardo McLaren-Mercedes 56 +1:30.487 15
17 6   Nicholas Latifi Williams-Mercedes 56 +1:43.5885 17
Ret 18   Lance Stroll Aston Martin Aramco-Mercedes 21 Collision 5
Ret 77   Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 16 Spun off 7
Ret 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1 Collision damage 1
Fastest lap:   George Russell (Mercedes) – 1:38.788 (lap 56)
Source::[14][17][18]

Notes

  • ^1 – Includes one point for fastest lap.[18]
  • ^2Alexander Albon finished 13th, but he received a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage. His final position was not affected by the penalty.[17]
  • ^3Pierre Gasly finished 11th, but he received a ten-second time penalty for failing to serve a penalty following a safety car infringement.[17]
  • ^4Mick Schumacher received a five-second time penalty for exceeding track limits. His final position was not affected by the penalty.[17]
  • ^5Nicholas Latifi received a five-second time penalty for forcing Mick Schumacher off the track. His final position was not affected by the penalty.[17]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • Competitors in bold and marked with an asterisk are the 2022 world champions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States Grand Prix 2022 – F1 Race". Formula1.com. Retrieved October 9, 2022.
  2. ^ "Why COTA remains a favourite for drivers and fans as it prepares for its 10th US Grand Prix". Formula1.come. October 20, 2022. Retrieved October 23, 2022.
  3. ^ "Red Bull seal 2022 F1 constructors' championship as Max Verstappen wins United States GP". Sky Sports. October 23, 2022. Retrieved December 11, 2022.
  4. ^ "Japan 2022 – Championship". StatsF1. October 9, 2022. Retrieved October 9, 2022.
  5. ^ "Points permutations: How Red Bull can seal their first constructors' title since 2013 at the United States GP". Formula1.com. October 14, 2022. Retrieved October 14, 2022.
  6. ^ "2022 United States Grand Prix – Entry List" (PDF). FIA. October 21, 2022. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  7. ^ "F2 racer Logan Sargeant to make FP1 debut for Williams at the US Grand Prix". Formula1.com. August 2, 2022. Retrieved October 10, 2022.
  8. ^ "Ferrari to field Robert Shwartzman in FP1 at Austin". Formula1.com. September 15, 2022. Retrieved October 10, 2022.
  9. ^ "Theo Pourchaire to make FP1 debut with Alfa Romeo at Austin – and take reserve driver role in 2023". Formula1.com. October 13, 2022. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  10. ^ "IndyCar racers Alex Palou and Pato O'Ward set for FP1 sessions with McLaren in Austin and Abu Dhabi". Formula1.com. October 14, 2022. Retrieved October 14, 2022.
  11. ^ "Haas to run Giovinazzi in two FP1 sessions in 2022". Formula1.com. August 22, 2022. Retrieved October 10, 2022.
  12. ^ "2022 Tyre Compound Choices – US and Mexico". pirelli.com. October 7, 2022. Retrieved October 9, 2022.
  13. ^ "Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022 – Qualifying". Formula 1.com. October 22, 2022. Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  14. ^ a b c d e "Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022 – Starting Grid". Formula 1.com. October 22, 2022. Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  15. ^ a b "Leclerc and Alonso receive grid penalties at COTA". Formula1.com. October 22, 2022. Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  16. ^ "Perez and Zhou receive 5-place grid penalties for US Grand Prix". Formula1.com. October 21, 2022. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  17. ^ a b c d e "Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022 – Race Result". Formula 1.com. October 23, 2022. Retrieved October 23, 2022.
  18. ^ a b "Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022 – Fastest Laps". Formula 1.com. October 23, 2022. Retrieved October 23, 2022.
  19. ^ a b "USA 2022 – Championship". Stats F1. October 23, 2022. Retrieved October 23, 2022.

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