Despite showing good race pace and holding off a challenge from Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Ferrari dropped more points in their battle with Red Bull following a Lap 18 crash, so how does that affect the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings?

Leclerc’s crash allowed Verstappen to cruise to victory, and claim his seventh win of the 2022 F1 season, and extend his lead in the Driver Standings to 63 points over the Ferrari driver. 

Sergio Perez consolidated third with a fourth place finish, with George Russell moving to within one point of the Red Bull driver. 

F1 2022 Drivers’ Standings after French GP

Pos.DriverTeamPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull233
2Charles LeclercFerrari170
3Sergio PerezRed Bull163
4Carlos SainzFerrari144
5George RussellMercedes143
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes127
7Lando NorrisMcLaren70
8Esteban OconAlpine56
9Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo46
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine37
11Kevin MagnussenHaas22
12Daniel RicciardoMcLaren19
13Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri16
14Sebastian VettelAston Martin15
15Mick SchumacherHaas12
16Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri11
17Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo5
18Lance StrollAston Martin4
19Alexander AlbonWillilams3
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0
21Nico HulkenbergAston Martin0

F1 2022 Constructors’ Standings after French GP

Meanwhile in the Constructor Standings, Mercedes were the big winners after a double podium finish as they closed to 44 points from Ferrari, with Red Bull extending their lead over the Scuderia to 82 points. 

Pos.TeamPoints
1Red Bull396
2Ferrari314
3Mercedes270
4Alpine93
5McLaren89
6Alfa Romeo51
7Haas34
8AlphaTauri27
9Aston Martin19
10Willilams3