Event: USA Grand Prix
Track: Circuit of the Americas

Race Results 2022 USA F1 Grand Prix

Race winner Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing Team Consultant Dr Helmut Marko celebrate on the podium following the 2022 USA F1 Grand Prix (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Weather: dry 28.9°C
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Humidity : 50%
Wind : 4.3 m/s SE
Pressure: 991.5 bar

Max Verstappen won his 33rd F1 race at the 2022 USA F1 GP today. The Red Bull driver started from P2 and won on Circuit of the Americas for the second time. It was his 13th win of the season. The Red Bull Racing team scored their 90th race win and the 2022 F1 constructors' title today.

2022 USA F1 GP Race Report

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz who started from pole position had already lost the lead of the race 5 seconds after the start lights went out. Max Verstappen who started from second place had a perfect getaway and took the lead before turn 1.

Mercedes driver George Russell made things even worse for Sainz, when he collided with the Ferrari in turn 1 and caused the Ferrari of Sainz to spin round and fall back all the way to last place. He was able to go on, but did return to the pits to retire after just one lap. Russell received a 5 second penalty for it in lap 6.

The other Red Bull driver, Sergio Pérez who started from P9 due to a 5 places grid penalty, had great first part and was already on P5 after 6 laps. Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc who even had a 10 places grid penalty and had to start from P12 was already on P7 at that time.

Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas was the first to pit for new tyres and switch from medium to hard compound tyres in lap 11. McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo and AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda did the same.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton pitted one lap later. He was 4 seconds behind race leader Verstappen. Hamilton's pitstop took 2.9 sec. Verstappen did his 2.6 sec. pitstop one lap later.

In lap 18 Valtteri Bottas spun of in sector 3 and got trapped in a gravel pit. A safety car was used, which came at a perfect time for a 'free' pitstop for Leclerc, Alonso, Ocon, Latifi, Albon, Vettel, Schumacher and Magnussen.

Leclerc was driving on P2 before the SC and returned to the track on P4. In lap 21 the SC period ended and the race was restarted. In the next lap Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll had a huge high speed collision. On the moment Alonso did a move to overtake his teammate of next year, Stroll moved to the left and Alonso crashed into the Aston Martin of Stroll. Alonso was able to drive to the pits and was able to continue. Stroll's car was wrecked and had to retire.

The race was restarted at the end of lap 25. Five laps later Leclerc passed Pérez for P3 and ten laps later Hamilton opened the second run of pit stops and got a new set of Hard tyres..One lap later Verstappen pitted for new Mediums, but there was a problem with the left front tyre and his stop took 11.1 sec. He even came out of the pits behind the Ferrari of Leclerc on a virtual P3.

Vettel was leading the race now because he still had to do his stop. It's been a long time since Vettel had led a race. He pitted in lap 42, but unfortunately had a slow pitstop and dropped all the way back to P13

Hamilton now was leading the race and behind him Verstappen en Leclerc had a great battle for second place in lap 39. He now was 4.5 sec. behind Hamilton and had 16 laps to close the gap and get back in the lead.

With ten laps to go the gap between Verstappen and Hamilton was only 2 seconds. In lap 50 Verstappen was within the 1 second DRS zone and sailed by on the back straight to get the lead back.

Hamilton did everything he could to keep up with Verstappen, but the Dutchman was to quick.

Classification 2022 USA F1 GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
11Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:42:11.68756
2
25
244United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:42:16.71056
3
18
316Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari01:42:19.18856
12
15
411Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull01:42:19.98056
9
12
563United Kingdom George Russell
Germany Mercedes01:42:56.50256
4
11
64United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren01:43:05.47256
6
8
714Spain Fernando Alonso
France Alpine01:43:36.76556
14
6
85Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Aston Martin01:43:17.04156
10
4
920Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas01:43:17.52156
13
2
1022Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri01:43:22.60656
19
1
1131France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine01:43:24.56256
20
0
1224China Zhou Guanyu
Switzerland Alfa Romeo01:43:27.85156
18
0
1323Thailand Alexander Albon
United Kingdom Williams01:43:31.74456
8
0
1410France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauri01:43:33.45056
11
0
1547Germany Mick Schumacher
United States Haas01:43:36.17756
16
0
163Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom McLaren01:43:42.17456
15
0
176Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams01:43:55.27556
17
0
DNF18Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston MartinCollision21
5
0
DNF77Finland Valtteri Bottas
Switzerland Alfa RomeoSpun off16
7
0
DNF55Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy FerrariCollision damage1
1
0

Penaltys:

  • Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri #10 - 10 second time penalty - Not serving safety car infringement penalty correctly.
  • Nicholas Latifi, Williams #6 - 5 second time penalty - Forcing another driver off the track.
  • Mick Schumacher, Haas #47 - 5 second time penalty - Track limits.
  • Alex Albon, Williams #23 - 5 second time penalty - Leaving the track and gaining an advantage.
  • Fernando Alonso, Alpine #14 - 10 second stop and go penalty converted to a 30 second time penalty - Technical infringement.

Fastest lap 1:35.788 min by George Russell, Mercedes W13 #63 lap 56

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22 F1 Fan comments on “Race Results 2022 USA F1 Grand Prix

  1. shroppyfly

    Breaking News Lucy admits he needs Merc to build him a Maxbeater type of car if hes to win again, in other news Mr Bin man , agreed that part of the agreement Rb must do slower pistops , unfortunately this didn't change much and once again the Knight was beaten EASILY, i don't why he bothers honest i don't, what he has gotten better at is playing schoolgirl games in reporting to the team at every corner---pathetic.
    Apart from that Driver of the Day Alonso, if that had been Hamilton (he'd have been destroyed, but then recover very quickly obviously)
    Another lesson today for 23 season for the competition

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    • f1award

      Further news, shoddymcfly posts more anti LH posts despite him coming second in a far slower car that was also legal. A statement from the KKK said they now find ShoddyFlyPost to right wing.

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      • TruePost

        Even if MB built a Maxbeater for Lewis, chances are that he may not be capable of driving it anymore. Meanwhile Lewis only looked good at the US grand prix thanks to Ferrari problems and Max not letting him push him off the track.

        It is what it is...

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  2. Nobodysperfect

    Unfortunately Sainz f*ckup again for Ferrari. Fortunately they have Leclerc that again saved the day by starting on P12 and finish SECOND!
    Please sign Verstappen, Norris or Russell ASAP!

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    • smokey

      What makes you consider that Sainz fucked-up? He was punted off in the first corner by George Russell. George was a bit impetuous, and forgot the race was more than 1 lap!

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      • Donalf

        Sorry Jere, Sainz had a chance of a win there, but he shouldn't take his eyes off mercedes drivers, with only 56 construtors points between merc & ferrari expect dirty tricks from merc. GR I think could have avoided that fist corner collision but was going to fast to gain a position consequently locking up and shunting sainz off the track "a bit like Bottas" when he took out both RBs, just saying,, look out for the next 3 races.

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  3. Jere Jyrälä

    This race might've been Merc's best & only chance of a race win this season, but unfortunately for them, Max was too quick to hold behind until the end, even after his slow pit stop.
    AM threw away an even higher points haul via Seb's very slow stop.
    Surprisingly many slow pit stops & unusually aggressive driving from several drivers, especially on the opening lap.'
    While Russell was predominantly at fault, Sainz wasn't entirely blameless either for quite sharply cutting into his line.
    Surprisingly many infractions, unusually many for a single race.
    Stroll's fault entirely. Unnecessarily late reactionary move at speed.
    Haas at least got one of them penalized, but ironically, Perez wouldn't have gotten into this situation had he not been overaggressive against Bottas on the opening lap.

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  4. CanadianEh

    Every hockey team has a "Big Bobby Clobber" to skate around the rink, knocking out teeth. This weekend, it was Georgie Boi t-boning Sainz. Almost a Latifi-like move.

    Then good old Crusty and Boy Blunder over at Sky wetting themselves over the skill Dame Lucille displayed by going around the shunt on the right. Seriously, boy's - he was already on the right side of the pack. Their fawning and groveling makes me nauseous.

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    • smokey

      IMO Alonso's was the drive of the day, making it back into 7th after what he endured courtesy of Stroll was legendary.
      Rather than him copping a 30 second penalty, the team should have been fined and Alonso kept his place.

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  5. who_cares

    the fia are a complete joke

    russell takes a competitor out of the race - 5 sec penalty

    alonso gets launched into the air by a competitor and drives a broken car to p7 - 30 sec penalty

    a multi-billion dollar company run by azzhat clowns - welcome to earth 2022

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  6. shroppyfly

    Hamilton said: "He had an 11-second stop and was behind Charles. That just shows how much pace he had. To get past Charles, make up the six seconds and pull three seconds ahead of me, that shows some serious speed."
    Lets make it worse 5 seconds Lucy, 5 seconds-Hes just a better driver than you aswell Louise, Laura or whatever your name is, no doubt hell blame not being able to count or beat Max because he was bullied at school, or was doing his make up that day, As for Angela , she was looking decidedly tired at the Austin Race,the marriage is in trouble, while Toto doing his usual jolly green giant impressions hes 6ft 4inc--green with envy no doubt, accompanied by Nicola Sturgeons equally dwarf like twin sister (the , this year very non gobby Suzie)
    Have I left anyone out ? No doubt the retarded f6 will let me know if I have...!

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    • Concerned Blo

      Feel better now, forgotten your pills again? Nothing worse than a lover scorned, try to forget him sweetie he’s Angela’s, he doesn’t want you. So sad.

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