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F1 2022

The biggest winners and losers over the first half of the 2022 F1 season

We are now halfway through the F1 season, but where do drivers and teams stand in 2022 compared to the same stage in 2021? RacingNews365.com provides the answers.

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After 11 rounds of the 2022 F1 season, several drivers and teams find themselves in much better – or worse – positions than 12 months ago.

In terms of the drivers, George Russell has 'won' more points than anyone else so far, as he benefits from swapping Williams for Mercedes (despite the Silver Arrows' early-season problems).

Ferrari pair Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are next on the list, both drivers making significant steps forward thanks to the Scuderia emerging as title contenders.

Red Bull have also made solid gains with both drivers; Sergio Perez displaying better consistency than 2021, and Max Verstappen managing to improve on the first half of his title-winning campaign.

Towards the bottom of the list, Lewis Hamilton finds himself almost 100 points worse off, having gone from a race-winning car to an occasional podium finisher.

Hamilton's former teammate, Valtteri Bottas, is also a big loser – his Mercedes being switched for a midfield-running Alfa Romeo.

Drivers: F1 2022 vs F1 2021

Driver Points in 2021 Points in 2022 Difference
Russell 4 128 +124
Leclerc 80 170 +90
Sainz 83 133 +50
Perez 104 151 +47
Verstappen 187 208 +21
Ocon 39 52 +13
Schumacher 0 12 +12
Latifi 6 0 -6
Tsunoda 18 11 -7
Alonso 38 29 -9
Stroll 18 3 -15
Vettel 30 15 -15
Ricciardo 50 17 -33
Gasly 50 16 -34
Norris 113 64 -49
Bottas 108 46 -62
Hamilton 195 109 -86
Magnussen - 22 -
Zhou - 5 -
Albon - 3 -
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What about F1's teams?

In term of the Constructors' Championship battle, Ferrari are the biggest improvers with nearly 150 points more to their name.

Red Bull follow in second, with Alfa Romeo and Haas making plenty of progress under the sport's new technical regulations to place third and fourth respectively.

Along with Hamilton's slide down the competitive order, Mercedes as a team feature towards the bottom of the list for points lost.

Having won a record-extending eighth successive title last season, the Brackley-based outfit had much more to lose under F1's rules reset.

However, McLaren are the team to have lost the most points of all compared to the halfway mark in 2021, when they were fighting for third in the standings.

Teams: F1 2022 vs F1 2021

Team Points in 2021 Points in 2022 Difference
Ferrari 163 303 +140
Red Bull 291 359 +68
Alfa Romeo 3 51 +48
Haas F1 0 34 +34
Alpine 77 81 +4
Williams 10 3 -7
Aston Martin 48 18 -30
AlphaTauri 68 27 -41
Mercedes 303 237 -66
McLaren 163 81 -82

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