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Ball – Verstappen wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Formula 1)

Max Verstappen, in Red Bull, won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final round of the 2022 World Cup, a tournament that saw a record number of 22 races. Already a two-time champion, the driver won for the third year in a row at Yas Marina and 15th this season, which is A record that sets a new record in motorsport’s most important category, thus rising to 35 total victories in Formula 1 and cementing 6. 4th place in the all-time best, after only 6 wins out of 5. Ranking in the table led by Lewis Hamilton (103): Ayrton Sina!

In 58 laps of Yas Marina, in a race that started in natural light and ended in artificial light, as usual, Verstappen dominated from start to finish, only losing the lead while stopping to fit new tires on the Red Bull. Moreover, a strategic victory for Ferrari (what a rare thing! …), which Leclerc clinched only once, against two Perez’s, allowing Monaco from Scuderia to take second place in the World Championship, before the Austrian-Mexican coach. .

In Abu Dhabi, Ferrari also finished second in the Constructors’ Championship, behind Red Bull, champion for the fifth time, but only the first since 2013, and ahead of Mercedes, which has won the world championship since the start of the hybrid era. In Formula 1, 2014. At Yas Marina, Sebastian Vettel’s farewell
to Formula 1, after 16 seasons, among other incredible records, “Tetra” (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and 53 victories. Others farewell: Daniel Ricciardo, Nicholas Latifi and Mick Schumacher.

In 2023, a calendar with 24 races (plus six races in Spriting format). The tournament begins on March 5th in Sakhir, Bahrain.

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1st Max Verstappen, Red Bull-RBPT, 1:27.45.914 hr

Charles Leclerc II, Ferrari, +8771 sec

Third Sergio Pérez, Red Bull-RBPT, +10,093sec

Fourth, Carlos Sainz, Ferrari, +24,892 seconds

Fifth George Russell, Mercedes, +35,888 sec

6 Lando Norris, McLaren Mercedes, +56.234sec

7 Esteban Ocon, Alpine-Renault, +57.240 seconds

8th Lance Stroll, Aston Martin-Mercedes, +1,16.931m

Ninth Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren-Mercedes, +123.268m

10th Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin Mercedes, +1,23,898 seconds

Eleventh: Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri-RBPT +1,29.371m

12th Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo-Ferrari, +1 lap

13 Alexander Albon, Williams Mercedes, +1 lap

14 Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri-RBPT, +1 lap

15 Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo-Ferrari, +1 lap

16 Mick Schumacher, Haas Ferrari, +1 lap

17 Kevin Magnussen, Haas Ferrari. +1 roll

18 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, retiring on lap 55

19 Nicholas Latifi, Williams Mercedes, retiring on lap 55

20 Fernando Alonso, Alpine-Renault, retiring on lap 27

World Drivers’ Championship

1st Max Verstappen, 454 points

Second Charles Leclerc, 308 points

Third, Sergio Perez, 305 points

Fourth, George Russell, 275 points

Fifth, Carlos Sainz, 246 points

Sixth: Lewis Hamilton, 240 points

Seventh, Lando Norris, 122 points

8 Esteban Ocon 92 points

9 Fernando Alonso, 81 points

Tenth Valtteri Bottas 49 points

11 Sebastian Vettel 37 points

Twelfth Daniel Ricciardo 37 points

13 Kevin Magnussen, 25 points

14 Pierre Gasly, 23 points

15 Lance Stroll, 18 points

16 Mick Schumacher, 12 points

17 Yuki Tsunoda 12 points

18 Zhu Guanyu, 6 points

Alexander Albon XIX, 4 points

20 Nicholas Latifi 2 points

21 Nic De Vries, 2 points

Nico Hulkenberg 22, 0 points

World Builders Championship

1 Red Bull – RBPT, 759 points

Second Ferrari 554 points

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Third Mercedes 515 points

Fourth Alpine Renault with 173 points

Fifth McLaren – Mercedes 159 points

– Alfa Romeo – Ferrari VI 55 points

Seventh place Aston Martin – Mercedes 55 points

Eighth Haas Ferrari 37 points

9th place AlphaTauri-RBPT, 35 points

X Williams Mercedes, 8 points