Event: Brazilian Sao Paulo Grand Prix
Track: Autodromo Interlagos

Race Results 2022 Brazilian F1 Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL36, and Kevin Magnussen, Haas VF-22, crash out during the 2022 São Paulo GP at Autódromo José Carlos Pace on Sunday November 13, 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images)

Weather: dry 20.9°C
Tarmac: dry  37.7°C
Humidity: 85%
Wind: 2.0 m/s W
Pressure: 922 bar

George Russel won his maiden F1 race during the 2022 Brazilian F1 Grand Prix today. The Mercedes driver started from pole position and won on Autodromo José Carlos Pace for the very first time. It was of course also his first win of the season. For his Mercedes F1 team it was their 125th race win today.

2022 Sao Paulo F1 GP Race Report

The start of the race was clean and McLaren driver Lando Norris had a great start on his Soft compound tyres and overtook the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc for P5 before turn 1, who was on Medium tyres. all cars got through the Senna-SS's without damage. Sergio Pérez did had a light touch with his front wing on the back of the rear right tyre of his Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen.

Then in that first lap the other McLaren driver, Daniel Ricciardo hit the Haas of Kevin Magnussen at the rear at turn 8. The hit caused Magnussen to spin round and the Dane couldn't prevent crashing into the McLaren of Ricciardo backwards. Both drivers were not able to continue because of the damage on their cars. A safety car was deployed to clear up the track of debris and recover the damaged cars.

Race Results 2022 Brazilian F1 Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes W13 and Max Verstappen in the Red Bull Racing RB18 battle for P2 at the restart during the 2022 F1 Grand Prix of Brazil

In lap seven the race got restarted and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was right behind the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen attacked Hamilton for P2 and drove alongside him in turn 1. Next corner he was on the inside of Hamilton, but not fully alongside. Hamilton decided to not leave enough room and both rivals collided.

Both could continue, but Hamilton had to use the escape road while Verstappen had to pit to replace his damaged front wing. The Red Bull crew replaced the front wing in only 10 sec. Both drivers lost a lot of places. Hamilton dropped back to P8 and had lost his right front wheel cover, while Verstappen after his pitstop returned on the track at P17 on a new set of Mediums.

Verstappen later on even received a 5 second time penalty and 2 penalty points on his licence. The official FIA statement said: "The Stewards determined that Verstappen attempted to pass Hamilton on the outside of turn 1 by braking very late. He did not complete the pass in Turn 1 and his excess speed compromised his entry into turn 2, at which point he made contact with Hamilton. While the Stewards recognize that Hamilton could possibly have given a little more room at the apex of turn 2, the Stewards determined that Verstappen was predominantly at fault."

Race Results 2022 Brazilian F1 Grand Prix

George Russell celebrates his maiden F1 win on the Sao Paulo podium

A few corners later in lap 7 Norris and Leclerc also collided, Norris was on the inside of Leclerc at turn 6, but not yet fully alongside. Both cars collided and Leclerc spun off and crash head on into the barrier. Miraculously the Ferrari wasn't badly damaged and Leclerc was able to drive back to the pits for a new front wing to return to the track on P18. Norris received the same penalty as Verstappen.

After 8 laps Hamilton had already passed 5 cars and was back at P3. In lap 45 Hamilton overtook Red Bull driver Sergio Pérez for P2.

Norris had to retire the McLaren in lap 52 when his car broke down. Pérez and Sainz had a great battle for P3 for several laps and in lap 64 Leclerc overtook the Mexican driver on the main straight. Pérez who pitted in lap 48 for his current Medium compound tyres, could not hold off the drivers who switched to Soft compound tyres and even fell back to P7. He was the only driver on medium tyres in the top 10.

Classification 2022 Sao Paulo F1 GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
163United Kingdom George Russell
Germany Mercedes01:38:34.04471
1
34
244United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:38:35.57371
2
24
355Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Ferrari01:38:38.09571
7
22
416Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari01:38:42.48571
5
15
514Spain Fernando Alonso
France Alpine01:38:43.60571
17
10
61Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:38:44.10071
4
13
711Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull01:38:48.12471
4
10
831France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine01:38:52.73471
16
4
977Finland Valtteri Bottas
Switzerland Alfa Romeo01:38:56.59671
14
2
1018Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin01:38:57.59671
15
1
115Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Aston Martin01:39:00.22771
9
0
1224China Zhou Guanyu
Switzerland Alfa Romeo01:39:03.36971
13
0
1347Germany Mick Schumacher
United States Haas01:39:03.94371
12
0
1410France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauri01:39:05.91171
10
0
1523Thailand Alexander Albon
United Kingdom Williams01:39:10.06071
19
0
166Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams01:39:11.08271
18
0
1722Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri01:39:06.34570
20
0
DNF4United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLarenPower unit50
6
2
DNF20Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States HaasCollision0
8
1
DNF3Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom McLarenCollision0
11
0

Penalty:

  • Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri #22: Five-second time penalty for speeding in the pit lane.

Fastest lap 1:13.785 min by George Russell, Mercedes W13 #63 lap 61

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8 F1 Fan comments on “Race Results 2022 Brazilian F1 Grand Prix

  1. shroppyfly

    Yes well done Merc and there drivers, its only taken ALL season, big updates at the previous 2 races (while none for Charlie or Max) for there star driver to get on the top step and for the rest of the winners I.E. Rb to have a day off from monstering the championship, listening to the Sky girls and Christian, youd think theyd just won the championship, Understandably King George is happy, Im happy, a different Brit winner, poor Lucy ,always the bridesmaid, a seven times champion, couldn't pass a rookie, ah even after being free to race.... but What i will admit is Max was a bit optimistic about that corner, but with the Championship won, balanced risks can be taken.

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  2. Jere Jyrälä

    Finally, redemption for the Sakhir GP, but Danny Ric's clumsiness stroke again.
    Max's penalty was unjustified & Lando's justified, while Yuki got screwed up.
    Tsunoda got screwed up, although the whole situation wouldn't have arisen had he not pitted when he did.

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  3. CanadianEh

    Finally, Boi George gets the win! Took all season and knocking Mad Max out of the race to do it, but he won. Yay!

    Stroppy has already said it all - but I disagree with him on the overtake by Mad Max. Any way you slice it, he had the corner. His front wheels were ahead of Dame Lucille's, and she STILL turned in.

    Dame Lucille has been getting away with her shabby race-craft for years. Yet, having just taken Brazilian citizenship, the crowd and the Stewards were clearly on her side. Then Max got the penalty.

    But what about Fernando. He should have got the MVP award. Brilliant driving.

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  4. smokey

    Great weekend for George. He drove very well in both formats for 2 wins! It doesn't get any better than that! I think the win was a bit overdue for George, however, the car has let him down previously with it's lack of competitiveness.
    Drive of the day was without doubt Fernando ~ starting 17th to finish 5th is testament to his driving abilities. Great drive by a great driver.

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    • shroppyfly

      Very specific circuit or race this year ?, the time spread for the top 5 finishers was tiny just 9 sec with only 1 lapped car it would be 30sec to 60sec with only 1 lapped car.Brazil 2021 spread was 49 seconds with 9 cars lapped-this comparison alone shows how dominant the Merc car was that Louise had- but as I remember it was hailed as a superb drive ..!! Lulu designed knicker wearing fans(trademarked) may of course disagree

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