F1, Max Verstappen wins the Emilia Romagna GP: Records broken
Red Bull's Max Verstappen has won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix ahead of his team-mate Sergio Perez and McLaren's Lando Norris. This is Verstappen's second win of the Formula 1 2022 season. He had earlier won the Saudi Arabian GP. Meanwhile, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was aiming for a podium place but an error saw him go off the track. Here are the key details.
This was Verstappen's 22nd Grand Prix win of his career. He also claimed his 62nd podium finish. Notably, this is Verstappen's second successive win here the Emilia Romagna. After having to retire in the previous race at the Australian GP, this was a sound comeback by Verstappen. Notably, Perez has clinched two successive second-placed finishes this season. He sealed his 17th podium finish.
Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton struggled and was lapped by Verstappen. The Briton finished 14th. Notably, Hamilton has earned just one podium finish in 2022. His team-mate George Russell claimed fourth place and ensured points for the fourth successive race. Ferrari's Carlos Sainz had to retire after clashing with Daniel Ricciardo on lap one. Leclerc finished sixth after his error saw him drop to ninth.
Leclerc tops the points tally with 86 and has a 27-point lead over Verstappen (59). Perez is 3rd, having collected 54 points. Russell is 4th at the moment with 49 points. Sainz (38), Norris (35), Hamilton (28), Alfa Romeo's Valtteri Bottas (24), Alpine's Esteban Ocon (20), and Haas' Kevin Magnussen (15) complete the Top 10.
In terms of the Constructors, Ferrari lead the show with 124 points. Red Bull have climbed up to second (113 points). Mercedes are third with 77 points. McLaren are fourth with 46 points and Alfa Romeo are fifth with 25 and lead Alpine (22).