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Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022

F1 standings after Saudi Arabian GP: Verstappen fights back against Leclerc

Max Verstappen has cut the gap to Charles Leclerc in the F1 championship standings after claiming victory in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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Max Verstappen bounced back from his retirement at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix with a hard-fought win in Saudi Arabia.

Verstappen narrowly beat Charles Leclerc to the chequered flag on the streets of Jeddah after another thrilling scrap between the Red Bull and Ferrari drivers.

In doing so, the reigning World Champion climbs all the way from the bottom of the standings to third, with only Leclerc and Carlos Sainz - who rounded out the podium on Sunday night - ahead of him.

Leclerc now holds a 12-point lead over teammate Sainz in the Drivers' Championship, with Verstappen eight points further back. Mercedes pair George Russell and Lewis Hamilton are next up in fourth and fifth respectively.

As for the teams, Ferrari hold an early 40-point advantage over Mercedes, with Red Bull another point adrift in third.

Check out the full F1 World Championship standings below:

Formula 1 standings 2022

Pos. Driver Team Points
1
Charles Leclerc
Scuderia Ferrari 104
2
Max Verstappen
Red Bull Racing 85
3
Sergio Perez
Red Bull Racing 66
4
George Russell
Mercedes AMG F1 59
5
Carlos Sainz
Scuderia Ferrari 53
6
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes AMG F1 36
7
Lando Norris
McLaren Racing 35
8
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo Racing 30
9
Esteban Ocon
Alpine F1 24
10
Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 15
11
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren Racing 11
12
Yuki Tsunoda
Scuderia Alpha Tauri 10
13
Pierre Gasly
Scuderia Alpha Tauri 6
14
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin F1 Team 4
15
Alexander Albon
Williams Racing 3
16
Fernando Alonso
Alpine F1 2
17
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin F1 Team 2
18
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing 1
19
Mick Schumacher
Haas F1 0
20
Nico Hulkenberg
Aston Martin F1 Team 0
21
Nicholas Latifi
Williams Racing 0
Pos. Team Drivers Points
1
Ferrari
Sainz & Leclerc 157
2
Red Bull
Verstappen & Pérez 151
3
Mercedes
Hamilton & Russell 95
4
McLaren
Norris & Ricciardo 46
5
Alfa Romeo
Bottas & Zhou 31
6
Alpine
Alonso & Ocon 26
7
AlphaTauri
Gasly & Tsunoda 16
8
Haas
Schumacher & Magnussen 15
9
Aston Martin
Stroll & Vettel 6
10
Williams
Albon & Latifi 3

F1 2022 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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