Event: Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix
Track: Baku street circuit

2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Results: F1 Race Winner & Report

Race winner Max Verstappen driving the Red Bull Racing RB18 passes his team celebrating on the pitwall during the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 12, 2022 (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Weather: dry  25.1°C
Tarmac: dry  45.9°C
Humidity: 62%
Wind: 1.7 m/s W
Pressure: 1009.5 bar

Max Verstappen scored his 25th F1 race win today. The Dutch driver won the Azerbaijan F1 GP for the first time. It was his 5th race win of the 2022 season. The Red Bull driver started from P3 and could easily drive to the lead. It was the 81st race win for Red Bull Racing.

2022 Azerbaijan F1 GP Race Report

The top 11 started on medium tyres compounds. The start of the race was clean and Red Bull driver Sergio Pérez who started from P2 had a perfect getaway when the red lights gone out. He was just a little bit quicker with his reaction time and got pole sitter Charles Leclerc already at turn 1. Not much more positions changed.

In lap 4 the DRS system was activated. Max Verstappen was on P3 behind the Ferrari of Leclerc. The Red Bull had a very high top speed and put full pressure on the Ferrari driver, but could not pass it right away.

The other Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz who was already 5 seconds behind Verstappen on P4 retried his car in lap 9. Race control decided to use a virtual safety car period to recover the Ferrari of Sainz. Several drivers took advantage of the situation and made a 'free' pitstop. The drivers of the top 10 were Leclerc, PIerre Gasly, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Yuki Tsunoda.

Vettel was pushing Esteban Ocon for P5 and almost had him in lap 14 at turn 3. The Aston Martin driver couldn't make it stick and even had to use the escape road to loose a lot of places. He came back on P12, behind Tsunoda.

Verstappen had closed down the gap towards his teammate in lap 15 and overtook Pérez at turn 1 for the lead. In lap 17 Pérez pitted for a new set of hard tyres, but had a very slow pitstop of 5.7 sec. The Mexican driver returned to the race just in front of George Russell on P3.

In lap 19 taceleader Verstappen pitted for his new set of hard compound tyres. In the same lap Hamilton finally passed the Alpine of Ocon for P8. One lap later the engine of Leclerc blew up at the straight and ended his race.

Chinese driver Zhou Guangyu retired in lap 24 with a power unit problem. On the other side of the track Vettel was again battling with Ocon for P8 and could overtake the Alpine one lap later.

In front Verstappen looked to be cruising to the victory and his first ever podium finish and was already 16 seconds in front of his teammate. In lap 34 the next Ferrari power unit retired. This time it was the Haas of Kevin Magnussen who had to retire his car. A virtual safety car again was used to recover the Haas. All drivers who still had to do their pitstop got a great opportunity for a 'cheap' stop and after one lap of VRC the race was on again.

Hamilton who had picked up a fresh set of hard 7tyres overtook Tsunoda right away for P5 and saw his chance to even get Gasly who was 10 seconds in front on P4 with 15 laps to go.

Tsunoda had a problem with his rear wing and received a black and orange flag, because race control wanted his team to fix it. He pitted in lap 39 and got a set of soft tyres and the team fixed the problem with ducktape and send the Japanese driver off again..

With 7 laps to go the Gasly and Hamilton had a good battle for P4. Gasly did all he could and made some great defending moves to try and keep the seven times champ behind. After several laps Gasly had to let Hamilton pass coming on to turn 3 when the Mercedes driver had the inside line.

Hamilton had a very sore back and hardly could get out of his car when the race was finished.

Classification 2022 Azerbaijan GP

P No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:34:05.941 51
2 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull 01:34:26.764 51
3 63 United Kingdom George Russell
Germany Mercedes 01:34:51.936 51
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 01:35:17.620 51
5 10 France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauri 01:35:23.240 51
6 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Aston Martin 01:35:30.040 51
7 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
France Alpine 01:35:34.537 51
8 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom McLaren 01:35:38.148 51
9 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren 01:35:38.497 51
10 31 France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine 01:35:54.125 51
11 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 01:34:11.535 50
12 23 Thailand Alex Albon
United Kingdom Williams 01:34:13.151 50
13 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri 01:34:14.807 50
14 47 Germany Mick Schumacher
United States Haas 01:34:53.380 50
15 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams 01:35:51.437 50
DNF 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin Vibrations 46
DNF 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas Power unit 31
DNF 24 China Zhou Guanyu
Switzerland Alfa Romeo Technical 23
DNF 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari Engine 21
DNF 55 Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Ferrari Hydraulics 8

Fastest lap: 1:46.046 min by Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing (no.11) on lap 36


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18 F1 Fan comments on “2022 Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix Results

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    Leclerc's WDC hope could be effectively over, although anything can happen over the remaining season.
    Surprising how 4 out of 6 Ferrari-powered drives retired for unreliability.
    RBR team order was unsurprising, perhaps even done to please Jos.

    I expected more, but at least better than the inaugural race.

  2. Jax

    So the best chassis on the grid has engine issues, and the most reliable 8 time winning team has chassis issues. What a conundrum.
    I'm gonna whip those drunk gremlins for attacking the wrong team. Alcoholic little bastards. Lol

  3. who_cares

    bit of a snoozer once the prancing ponies broke their legs

    unless ferrari uncharacteristically improve mid season championships over and it will be the 2 RB boys fighting it out

    f1 needs to take notice of how ineffective drs was with these drag reduced cars

    finally team chemistry and leadership seems off at mclaren for whatever reason - hope they can sort it out

  4. ReallyOldRacer

    Eight races in and I, for one, have formed an opinion about the much ballyhooed 'new generation' lorries. They suck. Too big, too heavy and too cumbersome. Zero improvement in raceability.

    Just watched IndyCars at Elkhart Lake. Take ten minutes and watch the last five laps. That is motoracing.

  5. Shroppyfly

    Happy days I said the other day Rb were in a good place re engine usage compared to curly team, but after today massive step forward for Max, again the new King GR8 or Mr consistant great result . lol Hamilton at the factory why..! What's he going to do in 3/4 days more bullshit from Louise

    • ReallyOldRacer

      Driver Of The Day??? Do these dolts even watch the race before they vote? Actor of the day, maybe.....his heart rending exit from his car was best in class.

        • Susan

          Maybe they should let Lew get ahead start since he’s handicapped or a handicapped position on the grid?
          His performance exciting his car was Oscar worthy.
          Nice that he’s sucking it up to race in Canada next weekend. Ange can be waiting with a wheelchair at the end of the race.

      • shroppyfly

        Ror where was wifey, the lovely Ange, i hear she was spotted in the red bull hospitality inking a new contract to be Maxes physio next yr, sinking ship and all that..aye aye king George, please stop beating me, Totos running out of excuses

        • ReallyOldRacer

          My LA insider information is that she has signed seven digit contract as a technical adviser to the new movie. Also, Roscoe is going to be the designated 'set dog'.

  6. shroppyfly

    Toto now a word for our important sponsors

    The conversation over team radio went as follows:

    Wolff: Lewis, we all know this is a bit of a sh*tbox to drive at the moment. Sorry for the back also. We will sort ourselves out. Well driven.”

    Sh**box is that a techinal term ?

  7. Les

    Merc( ie Wolff ) getting RUS and HAM to complaon and HSM taking it to the extreme with his actong to get changes brcausre all those Merc engineers can't solve porpoising at the ride height Merc want to run at. Simple solution raise ride height , oh damn won't be competitive. Too bad so sad .

  8. Les

    To all those journos saying RIC was screwed by McLaren team orders - B/S.
    It was based on RIC saying he was faster than Norris when he wasn't close behind.
    RIC would not have finished in P5 if they had told Norris to let him pass.
    He was lucky to finish P8.
    Stop booming it up as a great drive when it wasn't. RIC again ralking himself up. He is not and never was in the top 5 driverd. RED BULL car made him look better than he is and then he ran from a fight with Max because Max was beating him.


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