Welcome at RacingNews365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
Sign in
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.

Verstappen Saudi win
Article
To news overview © Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images

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
Max Verstappen
Red Bull Racing 454
2
Charles Leclerc
Scuderia Ferrari 308
3
Sergio Perez
Red Bull Racing 305
4
George Russell
Mercedes AMG F1 275
5
Carlos Sainz
Scuderia Ferrari 246
6
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes AMG F1 240
7
Lando Norris
McLaren Racing 122
8
Esteban Ocon
Alpine F1 92
9
Fernando Alonso
Alpine F1 81
10
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo Racing 49
11
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren Racing 37
12
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin F1 Team 37
13
Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 25
14
Pierre Gasly
Scuderia Alpha Tauri 23
15
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin F1 Team 18
16
Mick Schumacher
Haas F1 12
17
Yuki Tsunoda
Scuderia Alpha Tauri 12
18
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing 6
19
Alexander Albon
Williams Racing 4
20
Nicholas Latifi
Williams Racing 2
21
Nyck de Vries
Williams Racing 2
22
Nico Hulkenberg
Aston Martin F1 Team 0
Pos. Team Drivers Points
1
Red Bull
Verstappen & Pérez 759
2
Ferrari
Sainz & Leclerc 554
3
Mercedes
Hamilton & Russell 515
4
Alpine
Alonso & Ocon 173
5
McLaren
Norris & Ricciardo 159
6
Alfa Romeo
Bottas & Zhou 55
7
Aston Martin
Stroll & Vettel 55
8
Haas
Schumacher & Magnussen 37
9
AlphaTauri
Gasly & Tsunoda 35
10
Williams
Albon & Latifi 8

F1 2022 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

Join the conversation!

x
LATEST Schumacher wagers Russell's Mercedes future could be 'in danger'