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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2022

F1 standings: Verstappen makes a start on cutting Leclerc's lead

Max Verstappen took victory in the Imola F1 Sprint race, bringing him a point closer to championship leader Charles Leclerc.

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Max Verstappen beat Charles Leclerc to victory in Saturday's Sprint race at Imola, picking up eight championship points in the process.

It means Verstappen now has 33 points to his name in 2022, as he looks to make up for costly retirements in Bahrain and Australia.

Meanwhile, Verstappen's deficit to Leclerc has come down slightly from 46 points to 45, with 26 more up for grabs in Sunday's Grand Prix.

However, Leclerc's overall lead has still increased; he is 40 points clear of his new nearest rival, teammate Carlos Sainz, with George Russell slipping to 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

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