Best races of 2022: F1.com asked fans to vote for their favorite races of the year just ended, here are their picks.
Fans voted last year’s British Grand Prix as the best race of 2022.
Here are the votes from 65,000 F1 fans:
British Grand Prix – 34%
Sao Paulo Grand Prix – 21%
Bahrain Grand Prix – 8%
Belgian Grand Prix – 5%
Hungarian Grand Prix – 4%
Here’s the 2022 Silverstone GP preview:
Carlos Sainz won thanks to a safety car at the end of the race caused by Esteban Ocon, who retired due to technical problems. Sainz, second, attacked teammate Charles Leclerc, the leader at the time with an old tire against Sainz’s new reds.
All was well in the final laps, with Perez dropping to sixteenth after a stop where he changed wings following contact with Leclerc, who attacked Hamilton and Leclerc to take second.
Hamilton had the crowd dreaming of a merciless battle with Leclerc to take third, with Charles finishing the race in fourth.
The start of the race was very good, Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu and Williams’ Alex Albon were both taken to the medical center after crashes in Turn 1. The drivers are fine. In a crash on the first lap the following retired: Zhou, Albon and Russell.
Fifth place for the Alpine of Fernando Alonso ahead of the McLaren of Lando Norris.
Championship leader Max Verstappen could only take seventh place, the world leader had problems with his Red Bull where a piece came off the back of the car. Mick Schumacher takes eighth place and scores his first points in F1.
Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel and Haas’ Kevin Magnussen completed the top 10.