Max Verstappen has the opportunity to wrap up the 2022 F1 Drivers’ Championship at the next race in Singapore after securing his fifth consecutive win at the Italian GP.

The Red Bull driver stood head and shoulders above the rest of the pack at Monza, dominating the race on pace as Ferrari and Charles Leclerc had no answer despite starting the race on pole position.

Verstappen had started the race from 7th after being handed a five-place grid penalty for engine replacements, but the Dutchman cut through the pack quickly to move up to 3rd by the end of the second lap.

A late safety car following the retirement of Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren raised Tifosi hopes of a grandstand finish, but it wasn’t to be as the drivers took the chequered flag under yellow flags, much to the displeasure of the home fans.

F1 2022 Drivers’ Standings after Italian GP

1Max VerstappenRed Bull335
2Charles LeclercFerrari219
3Sergio PerezRed Bull210
4George RussellMercedes203
5Carlos SainzFerrari187
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes168
7Lando NorrisMcLaren88
8Esteban OconAlpine66
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine59
10Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo46
11Kevin MagnussenHaas22
12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri22
13Sebastian VettelAston Martin20
14Daniel RicciardoMcLaren19
15Mick SchumacherHaas12
16Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri11
17Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo6
18Lance StrollAston Martin5
19Alex AlbonWilliams4
20Nyck de VriesWilliams2
21Nicholas LatifiWilliams0
22Nico HulkenbergAston Martin0

F1 2022 Constructors’ Standings after Italian GP

Meanwhile in the constructors’ championship, Red Bull are sitting comfortably on top, with Ferrari and Mercedes battling it out for third.

1Red Bull545
6Alfa Romeo52
9Aston Martin25