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2022 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix race result

2022 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix

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Position Number Driver Team Car
1 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull RB18
2 11 Sergio Perez Red Bull RB18
3 4 Lando Norris McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
4 63 George Russell Mercedes W13
5 77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
6 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari F1-75
7 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
8 5 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
9 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari VF-22
10 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
11 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine-Renault A522
12 23 Alexander Albon Williams-Mercedes FW44
13 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
14 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W13
15 24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
16 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams-Mercedes FW44
17 47 Mick Schumacher Haas-Ferrari VF-22
18 3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
DNF 14 Fernando Alonso Alpine-Renault A522
DNF 55 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari F1-75

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39 comments on “2022 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix race result”

  1. Leclerc gifted away, but still, decently healthy points lead, while Ricciardo’s clumsiness cost Sainz.
    Hamilton’s struggle was weird, though.

    1. Likewise, Sainz’s exuberance on the outside in the wet at race start cost Ricciardo…

      1. No way this really cannot be put on Sainz.

        1. You’re right. There’s no way that Sainz is completely free of taking some responsibility too.

          1. gosh this is nonsense, Sainz was ahead by half a car length and left so much space on the inside. there’s nothing else he could’ve done more to give Ricciardo more space, and by your argument, you might as well have no wheel to wheel racing at all. Ricciardo was 100% at fault for understeering into Sainz

          2. Of course you can have wheel to wheel racing, but both drivers need to accept their positions in the conditions and the risks associated with them.
            If Ricciardo was 100% at fault, where was his penalty?

            Sainz left enough space within the rules, for sure. Ricciardo still had to take to the kerb to him, though, and inevitably it induced understeer. There’s no avoiding that either in that circumstance.

      2. You really want to say Sainz caused Ricciardo to spin him round? Weird

        1. No. I’m saying Sainz was taking a substantial risk by driving around the outside at the first corner of a wet race.

          1. So it’s ok then? Ricciardo just slides into him and it’s Sainz’s fault for being there?

          2. Lol?
            Yeah, you’re right. The thought of a car understeering in the wet at race start is a joke. How unlikely…

          3. Well, @apostle – it’s a racing incident.
            Both could have avoided the situation, neither did. They both felt it was worth the risk.

            Sainz fully understands.

      3. …seriously? Sainz was all the way to the outside and past Ricciardo, there was an acre of space on the inside. Ricciardo clumsily slid into Sainz, and that’s all on him.

        1. I agree, usually when a driver over\understeers into another it’s a penalty, maybe he didn’t get one cause it was lap 1, not that it would’ve changed his race honestly, the damage to sainz was done no matter what.

      4. Ricciardo said he was going to appolagize to Sainz. Nothing Sainz could have done to leave more space. Still a racing incident

  2. Really happy to see Bottas performing this well.

    1. I always said Bottas wasn’t a bad driver, and he’s showing his ability now he’s away from the Mercedes environment

      1. Yes, he seems to be better at wheel to wheel now.

  3. Strong performance by Russel as well. His wingman, not so much.

    1. the wingman was P2, showing that it was easy cruising to the win today with the dominant car

      1. Electroball76
        24th April 2022, 16:10

        That’s absolutely right, Perez was the only wingman today. Noone else kept up with their teammate.

  4. Max ruled today, Perez great job and LeClerc took too much risk (which I like better than taking no risk at all) and lost.

    What a deception for Hamilton, ouch.

  5. Very weird, this difference between Russell (4) en Hamilton (14).
    Possible explanation: Russell is used to driving difficult cars and Hamilton still hasn’t digested his loss in Abu Dhabi.

    1. Is Russell just a better driver?

      1. Shush, that’s far too logical a conclusion.

      2. That we will never know. Most likely, not. I think the age is starting to show for HAM. He’s 37, not 31.

        1. Schumacher was still really competitive at 37, look at alonso too, a driver like hamilton should be able to perform at his age still, even if I rate russell I didn’t expect hamilton to be demolished.

    2. @rinodina I know results don’t show it but it really didn’t look any different between 4th and 14th in terms of pace or racecraft. Russel got 4th but how many positions did he really contribute towards? I count only one, and that’s on Haas without DRS.

      Ham looked similarly fast today but never had clear air. Not sure if it was Mercedes car, its setup, their engine or Alpha Tauri but Gasly was much faster on the straights. Ham never got even close at the end of the straight despite being 3 tenths behind at the exit of the corner. This has almost never been the case in F1. Slipstream is no longer a thing with these cars, at least not powerful enough to negate a better engine or better straight line setup. To make things worse Mercedes messed up Ham pit stop, putting him at the tail of DRS train in 14th.

      1. I really don’t know what caused the difference, but I have to confess it’s kind of refreshing to see Hamilton lingering outside the points in 14th after 8 (7) years of utterly ruthless Mercedes domination.

        1. 7-8 years of domination is exagerated, I would say 2014-2016 + 2019-2020, so 5, for the rest they had the best car by a small margin or joint-best, but indeed, that still makes him one of the drivers who had the best car across the whole career.

  6. Perez officially number 2 driver I am sure his many fans are delighted!

    1. True. But for him personally (money, palmares etc) best team he ever drove for. SAI should be made officially a no.2 now, thing is he’s not up for the job at all so far. PER is really doing well the no.2 job, flashes of BOT when raced for Mercedes.

      1. Indeed, I think THIS is the perez red bull wanted, not what they got majority of the last year, the performance is similar to bottas last year now and he doesn’t have the racecraft weakness bottas had.

  7. What a horrendous drive from Ric and what was McLaren doing putting him on hards? Lando is yet again embarrassing Ric and that’s quite sad

    1. True. He’s obviously not that bad as this McLaren stint might seem. Today was his fault with that mistake, also I guess having a car that suits the driver’s style is no joke.

  8. Russell, Norris, Leclerc and Magnussen are giving their team-mates something to think about over the next two weeks. Quite a few big gaps within teams this weekend. Seems the changing weather conditions, as well as the mini-race format of the weekend, disrupted a lot of usual preparation work that might have smoothed out some of those issues.

    1. True, hamilton seems often inconsistent, as in far from the car’s capability a bit like he was before 2018, ricciardo is continuing in a similar vein as 2021, with too few good races, sainz made too many mistakes even if this one was unlucky, but he probably is the one who put himself in this position: if he hadn’t made the mistake in quali, probably he wouldn’t have been in ricciardo’s zone, and schumacher probably can aim to be more like ralf than michael, just a decent driver, but he definitely needs to be closer to magnussen.

  9. I’ve had this feeling for a long time that Ferrari are not sold on Mick as a future driver. I was surprised they didn’t try to convince Alfa Romeo to pair him with Bottas and get him away from the toxic Mazepins. Not even a rumor of it. That was a big sign to me.

    These first four races (and Sainz’s new contract) are doing him no favors. Imola was ugly. Haas are P8 but could/should be Top 5 with any sort of help from Mick.

    I’m pulling for him but he needs a breakthrough ASAP.

  10. For me the best part was watching Bottas close up to the Mercedes. The Alfa livery looks great. Nice change watching that fight instead of the usually liveries we see 90% of the time in tv coverage. Other than that it was a boring race first no drs enabled for far too long, then drs trains

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