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The 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 stc Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022) was the second race of the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship, held at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on the weekend of March 25-27 2022.


Background[]

Opening observations[]

Leclerc won the opening race in Bahrain, with Sainz making it a Ferrari 1–2, confirming talks that Ferrari are the favorites to the title as reigning champions Mercedes struggled with porpoising that caused them to lose pace since the Bahrain test. Another point of focus was the reliability issues of RBPT, which had took over Honda as engine supplier and using their technology, and which saw all but one RBPT-powered car (including Verstappen) retire from said issues.

Inaugural race issues[]

Following an eventful race in the previous season, a few drivers called for improving the track's safety, with the circuit undergoing a number of changes in the build-up to the weekend, as well as finishing a number of incomplete infrastructures at the time of the inaugural race weekend. The promoter released information about the minor tweaks to the track to improve driver visibility at Turns 2, 3, 14, and 21 where the barriers will be moved back between 1.5m to 2m (5ft to 6.5ft).[1]

Pandemic issues continue[]

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Nico Hülkenberg once again drove for the Aston Martin team, as regular driver Sebastian Vettel had not recovered from COVID-19 which he contracted before the previous week's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Entry List[]

The full entry list for the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB18 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL36 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL36 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams FW44 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri AlphaTauri AT03 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB18 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso France BWT Alpine F1 Team Alpine A522 Renault E-Tech RE22 1.6L V6t P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F1-75 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team Aston Martin AMR22 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-22 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri AlphaTauri AT03 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams FW44 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Alfa Romeo C42 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team Aston Martin AMR22 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
31 France Esteban Ocon France BWT Alpine F1 Team Alpine A522 Renault E-Tech RE22 1.6L V6t P
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W13 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-22 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F1-75 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W13 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Alfa Romeo C42 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
Source:[2]

Practice[]

An oil refinery not far from the circuit was attacked allegedly by Yemeni Houthi rebels on Friday evening, during the closing minutes of FP1. This led to lengthy emergency discussions about the safety of the event. The start of FP2 was delayed, with discussions continuing on past midnight. It was decided that the weekend would be going on with tightened security.[3] A similar case involving the rebels occurred during the Formula E Diriyah E-Prix in the previous year, wherein a missile interception took place.

FP1[]

Charles Leclerc set the fastest time, followed by Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.[4]

FP2[]

Charles Leclerc was quickest, followed by Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz.[5]

FP3[]

Charles Leclerc was again the fastest, followed by Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez.[6]

Practice Results[]

The full practice results for the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix are outlined below:

No. Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull 1:30.888 2 1:30.214 2 1:29.768 2
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.506 11 1:31.527 15 1:31.186 16
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.594 13 1:30.735 7 1:31.529 19
6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:33.529 18 1:31.814 18 1:31.992 20
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 1:31.317 5 1:30.963 12 1:30.148 7
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull 1:31.563 7 1:30.360 4 1:29.833 3
14 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine-Renault 1:32.381 10 1:30.944 11 1:30.296 9
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 1:30.772 1 1:30.074 1 1:29.735 1
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 1:32.582 12 1:31.372 14 1:31.067 15
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari No Time 20 1:32.344 20 1:30.262 8
22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 1:31.505 6 1:30.886 10 1:30.415 10
23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:33.087 17 1:31.866 19 1:31.374 17
24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:32.608 14 1:31.615 17 1:31.374 13
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 1:33.034 16 1:31.615 16 1:31.424 18
31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 1:32.026 8 1:30.760 8 1:31.424 6
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:32.364 9 1:30.513 5 1:30.707 11
47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas-Ferrari 1:34.429 19 1:31.169 13 1:30.707 12
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Ferrari 1:31.139 4 1:30.320 3 1:30.009 4
63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes 1:32.839 15 1:30.664 6 1:30.983 14
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:31.084 3 1:30.832 9 1:30.030 5
Source: [7][8][9]

Qualifying[]

Q1[]

There was a red flag early in the session involving Latifi where he lost control and slid out at Turn 11 and rested at Turn 13. At the end of the session, Hamilton had a shock exit out in Q1 down in P16. Tsunoda did not set a time due to a cooling system issue (unrelated to fuel system issues of the last GP), but will need a rules exception from race control if he will compete in the race on Sunday since he did not satisfy the 107% rule. Hamilton and Tsunoda thus joined Albon, Hulkenberg and Latifi out of Q1, the seven-time champion out in Q1 for the first time since the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Q2[]

Highlight of Q2 was Mick Schumacher's massive accident which caused a red flag interrupting the session which lasted over 30 minutes. He was seen conscious and taken to the medical center for further evaluation. Ricciardo was handed a three-place grid penalty by the stewards for impeding Ocon on his flying lap.

Out of the session were Norris, Ricciardo, Zhou, Schumacher and Stroll. Haas later announced that Schumacher would not be starting the race as a precaution.

Q3[]

The Ferraris looked set to achieve a front row lockout with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, Jr. in P1 and P2, respectively. It would have been Ferrari's first 1-2 grid start since the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix. However, at the last minute, Sergio Pérez came up with a crushing denial for the Ferrari team when Pérez set a time only 0.025 seconds faster than Leclerc, taking his maiden career pole, while his team-mate Verstappen settled in 4th after struggling. Hamilton's team-mate Russell made it P6 for the highest-starting Mercedes-engined car for the race.[10]

Qualifying Results[]

The full qualifying results for the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull 6 1:29.705 2 1:28.924 1 1:28.200 1
2 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 3 1:29.039 1 1:28.780 2 1:28.225 2
3 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Ferrari 1 1:28.855 4 1:28.686 3 1:28.402 3
4 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull 2 1:28.928 3 1:28.945 4 1:28.461 4
5 31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 13 1:30.093 15 1:29.584 5 1:29.068 5
6 63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes 4 1:29.680 7 1:29.618 6 1:29.104 6
7 14 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine-Renault 11 1:29.978 5 1:29.295 7 1:29.147 7
8 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 5 1:29.295 6 1:29.404 8 1:29.183 8
9 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 8 1:29.891 10 1:29.418 9 1:29.254 9
10 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 7 1:29.831 13 1:29.546 10 1:29.588 10
11 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 9 1:29.957 11 1:29.651 11
12 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 12 1:30.009 12 1:29.773 14*
13 24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 10 1:29.978 13 1:29.819 12
14 47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas-Ferrari 14 1:30.167 14 1:29.920 W
15 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 15 1:30.256 15 1:31.009 13
16 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 16 1:30.343 15
17 23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 17 1:30.492 16
18 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 18 1:30.543 17
19 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 19 1:31.817 18
20 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 20 No Time DNS
107% Time: 1:35.074
Source:[11]
  • Bold indicates the fastest driver's time in each session.
  • * Ricciardo received a three-place grid penalty for impeding Ocon at Turn 9 during Q2.
  • Schumacher withdrew following his accident during Q2.[12]
  • Tsunoda was permitted to start but had an engine failure during a reconnaissance lap.[13]

Grid[]

Show Grid
Pos. Pos.
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Mexico 11. Pérez
Monaco 16. Leclerc ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Spain 55. Sainz
Netherlands 1. Verstappen ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 France 31. Ocon
United Kingdom 63. Russell ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Spain 14. Alonso
Finland 77. Bottas ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 France 10. Gasly
Denmark 20. Magnussen ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 United Kingdom 4. Norris
China 24. Zhou ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Canada 18. Stroll
Australia 3. Ricciardo ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 United Kingdom 44. Hamilton
Thailand 23. Albon ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Germany 27. Hülkenberg
Canada 6. Latifi ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Japan 22. Tsunoda
Germany 47. Schumacher ______________

Race[]

Report[]

The race was started at 20:00 local time on 27 March and lasted for 50 laps. Yuki Tsunoda's car suffered a power unit issue on the way to the grid, preventing him from starting the race.[14] Pérez initially led from pole position ahead of Leclerc, Verstappen, and Sainz for 14 laps.[15] On lap 15, Nicholas Latifi retired after hitting the wall,[16] which brought out the safety car and occurred just after Pérez made a pitstop;[17] Leclerc and Verstappen were able to make their pit stops under safety car conditions, allowing them to rejoin in front of Pérez,[15] who illegally passed Sainz, who had also pitted and came out ahead of him, and had to give back position when race resumed.[15][18][19]

During much of the race, the midfield was close; there was a hard-fought battle between Alpine's Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, which ended after Ocon was given orders to hold position.[20] On laps 35 and 36, Alonso, Daniel Ricciardo, and Valtteri Bottas all retired within moments of each other due to unrelated mechanical issues. Alexander Albon also failed to finish following a collision with Lance Stroll on lap 47, but Albon was classified as he had completed over 90% of the total race distance.[15] On laps 42–43, Leclerc and Verstappen started a DRS battle,[17][21] which was won by Verstappen to take the lead by lap 46, as Leclerc could not keep him out of DRS after his tyres cooled down when a virtual safety car was called out on lap 37;[22][23] as race direction declared the pit lane closed until race resumed, Lewis Hamilton was precluded from a time-advantage pit, dropping him from 6th to 12th.[15] Yellow flags on turn 1 after Albon and Stroll's incident precluded Leclerc for a DRS offensive and Verstappen won the race, with Sainz completing the podium.[15]

After the race, Kevin Magnussen, Sainz, and Pérez were investigated for failure to slow down after yellow flags; however, no penalties were handed out.[15] It was Verstappen's first win of the season and 21st overall.[24] It was also Hamilton's 180th race start with Mercedes, surpassing Michael Schumacher for most started races with a single team.[25]

Results[]

The full results for the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull 50 1:24:19.293 4 25
2 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 50 +0.549 2 19FL
3 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Italy Ferrari 50 +8.097 3 15
4 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull 50 +10.800 1 12
5 63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes 50 +32.732 6 10
6 31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 50 +56.017 5 8
7 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 50 +56.124 11 6
8 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 50 +1:02.946 9 4
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 50 +1:04.308 10 2
10 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 50 +1:13.948 15 1
11 24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 50 +1:22.215 12
12 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 50 +1:31.742 17
13 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 49 +1 Lap 13
14 23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 47 Accident 16
Ret 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 36 Engine 8
Ret 14 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine-Renault 35 Power unit 7
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 35 Power unit 14
Ret 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 14 Accident 18
DNS 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 0 Power unit 19
W 47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas-Ferrari 0 Accident in Q2 0
Source:[26]
  • Albon retired due to damaging his car from colliding with Stroll, but his race was classified since he completed more than 90% race distance.

Milestones[]

Standings[]

While both Leclerc, Sainz and the Scuderia maintained their top positions on the leaderboard, Verstappen's win helped him leap to third in the drivers' standings and brought Red Bull to third in the constructors' standings one point behind Mercedes.

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Monaco Charles Leclerc 45
2 Spain Carlos Sainz 33
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen 25 ▲16
4 United Kingdom George Russell 22
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 16 ▼2
6 France Esteban Ocon 14 ▲1
7 Mexico Sergio Pérez 12 ▲11
8 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 12 ▼3
9 Finland Valtteri Bottas 8 ▼3
10 United Kingdom Lando Norris 6 ▲5
11 Japan Yuki Tsunoda 4 ▼3
12 France Pierre Gasly 4 ▲8
13 Spain Fernando Alonso 2 ▼4
14 China Guanyu Zhou 1 ▼4
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 78
2 Germany Mercedes 38
3 Austria Red Bull 37 ▲7
4 France Alpine-Renault 16 ▲1
5 United States Haas-Ferrari 12 ▼2
6 Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 9 ▼2
7 Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 8 ▼1
8 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 6 ▲1

Only point-scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

See Also[]

F2 Wiki Logo.png See the related event on the F2 Wiki
2022 Jeddah Sprint Race
F2 Wiki Logo.png See the related event on the F2 Wiki
2022 Jeddah Feature Race

References[]

Images and Videos:

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V T E 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Engines FerrariMercedesRBPTRenault
Drivers 1 Verstappen • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 22 Tsunoda • 23 Albon • 24 Zhou • 27 Hülkenberg • 31 Ocon • 44 Hamilton • 47 Schumacher • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas
Team Reports Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Driver Reports AlbonAlonsoBottasGaslyHamiltonHülkenbergLatifiLeclercMagnussenNorrisOconPérezRicciardoRussellSainzSchumacherStrollTsunodaVerstappenVettelZhou
Other Drivers BuemiFittipaldiGiovinazziKubicaPiastridi RestaSchumacherVandoornede Vries
Cars Alfa Romeo C42AlphaTauri AT03Alpine A522Aston Martin AMR22Ferrari F1-75Haas VF-22McLaren MCL36Mercedes W13Red Bull RB18Williams FW44
Tyres Pirelli
Races BahrainSaudi ArabiaAustraliaImolaMiamiSpainMonacoAzerbaijanCanadaSilverstoneAustriaFranceHungaryBelgiumNetherlandsItalyRussiaSingaporeJapanUnited StatesMexicoBrazilAbu Dhabi
Tests BarcelonaBahrain
See also 2021 Formula One Season2023 Formula One SeasonCategory
V T E Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Circuits Jeddah Corniche Circuit (2021–present)
Jeddah Street Circuit 2021.svg
Races 20212022
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