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Brazilian Grand Prix 2022

F1 World Championship standings after Brazilian Grand Prix

George Russell won the Brazilian Grand Prix - but the main story was behind him as the battle for P2 in the Drivers' will go down to the wire.

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George Russell's win in the Brazilian Grand Prix was overshadowed as the fight for runner-up in the Formula 1 Drivers' Championship will go down to the wire.

Max Verstappen refused a Red Bull team order to allow Sergio Perez past on the final lap in order to boost his chances of finishing P2 behind the World Champion.

It means that Perez and Charles Leclerc go level on points into the season-finale in Abu Dhabi, with Russell all but ensuring he will finish ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the standings.

In the Constructors', Mercedes have closed the gap to Ferrari in that battle for P2, as Alpine took a giant step towards fourth place after a disaster of a race for McLaren.

Full standings from both the Drivers' and Constructors' Championships are available 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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F1 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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