F1 Standings after 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen got his season back on track with a sensational late pass to take victory at the 2022 Saudi Arabian GP, so how do the Drivers' and Constructors Championship standings look?

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Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc put on a show at the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with the Red Bull driver coming out on top by the slimmest of margins. However, with the reigning World Champion having failed to score points in Bahrain, how do the 2022 F1 Drivers’ Championship standings look?

Leclerc led for much of the race after pole sitter Sergio Perez was caught out by an untimely pit stop. The Red Bull driver came in one lap too early, as Nicholas Latifi‘s crash and subsequent Safety Car dropped the Mexican down to fourth.

This opened the door for Leclerc to take the lead, a position he held until the closing laps, when Verstappen‘s Red Bull proved too much, giving him his first win of the season. Carlos Sainz rounded out the podium by finishing third, with Leclerc taking home an extra point for fastest lap.

F1 2022 Drivers’ Standings after Saudi Arabian GP

Pos.DriverTeamPoints
1Charles LeclercFerrari45
2Carlos SainzFerrari33
3Max VerstappenRed Bull25
4George RussellMercedes22
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes16
6Esteban OconAlpine14
7Sergio PerezRed Bull12
8Kevin MagnussenHaas12
9Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo8
10Lando NorrisMcLaren6
11Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri4
12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri4
13Fernando AlonsoAlpine2
14Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo1
15Mick SchumacherHaas0
16Lance StrollAston Martin0
17Nico HulkenbergAston Martin0
18Alex AlbonWilliams0
19Daniel RicciardoMcLaren0
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0
21Sebastian VettelAston Martin0

F1 2022 Constructors’ Standings after Bahrain GP

Meanwhile in the Constructor Standings, Ferrari extended their lead at the top thanks to their second double podium finish of the season. George Russell and Lewis Hamilton could only muster fifth and 10th place finishes respectively, while McLaren finally opened their account for the season thanks to Lando Norris‘ seventh.

Pos.TeamPoints
1Ferrari78
2Mercedes38
3Red Bull37
4Alpine16
5Haas12
6Alfa Romeo9
7AlphaTauri8
8McLaren6
9Aston Martin0
10Williams0
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen on the podium with second placed Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and third placed Carlos Sainz Jr. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Adriano Boin
Adriano Boin
Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1 and Ferrari.
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