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2022 British Grand Prix driver ratings · RaceFans

The British Grand Prix delivered a primary time winner, a podium few would have predicted and loads of racing motion over the course of 52 dramatic laps round Silverstone.

Some drivers put of their greatest performances of the season over a difficult weekend affected by rain and a daunting accident at the beginning of the race. Others didn’t make the most effective instance of themselves throughout Sunday’s race.

Here are RaceFollowers’ driver scores for a memorable British Grand Prix weekend.

Hamilton induced complications for the Ferrari pit wall

Lewis Hamilton – 7

Qualified: fifth (+3 locations forward of staff mate)
-0.166s faster than staff mate in Q3
Finished: third

  • Felt there was potential to qualify larger than fifth however last lap battery gamble didn’t repay
  • Lost fifth to Norris at restart after snap of oversteer in The Loop, however gained place again with DRS on lap six
  • Gained fourth for Perez pitting, then third when Verstappen pitted with harm on lap 12
  • Slowly reeled within the Ferraris earlier than inheriting the lead after they pitted forward of him
  • Maintained sturdy tempo on previous mediums to maintain hole just below 19 seconds
  • Pitted for onerous tyres on lap 33, however sluggish cease noticed him emerge 4 seconds behind Sainz in third
  • Took benefit of sudden Safety Car to pit for gentle tyres, holding his third place forward of the restart
  • Lost place to Perez at restart, however handed each Perez and Leclerc by means of Club
  • Fell again to fourth after being repassed by Perez and Leclerc on lap 46
  • Overtook Leclerc for third after lap-long battle towards the Ferrari, ultimately claiming the ultimate podium place

George Russell – 5

Qualified: eighth (-3 locations behind staff mate)
+0.166s slower than staff mate in Q3
Finished: Retired (Crash – L1)

  • Top 5 in first two qualifying phases
  • Beaten by Norris and Alonso in Q3 to line up eighth on the grid
  • Started on onerous tyres, however clipped by Gasly on run to first nook, pitching him into Zhou and triggering horrifying crash which led to pink flag
  • Tried to get better automotive throughout accident clear as much as take restart however denied, ending his high 5 ending streak
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Silverstone, 2022
Verstappen’s race was compromised by particles

Max Verstappen – 7

Qualified: 2nd (+2 locations forward of staff mate)
+0.561s faster than staff mate in Q3
Finished: seventh (-5 locations behind staff mate)

  • Ahead of staff mate in each timed session the place they each set lap occasions
  • Fastest of all in first two qualifying phases however spun by means of 360 levels at Vale
  • Qualified second on grid after being hampered by Leclerc spinning on last Q3 lap
  • Lined up second on grid and used gentle tyres to beat Sainz into the lead at the beginning earlier than pink flag
  • Opted for mediums for restart and drew alongside Sainz however was rebuffed into Abbey
  • Stuck with Sainz and drew inside DRS vary of the chief, taking the lead after Sainz went off at Abbey
  • Struck particles at Aintree on lap 12 which affected his ground and downforce
  • Pitted because of suspected puncture and rejoined on mediums in sixth
  • Struggled for tempo because of harm and pitted once more for hards on lap 23
  • Passed by Ocon however regained the place after the Alpine developed an issue
  • Pitted a 3rd time below Safety Car for gentle tyres, lining up ninth for restart
  • Overtook Magnussen for eighth, then Vettel for seventh the next lap
  • Held off Schumacher with aggressive defending on last lap to complete seventh

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Sergio Perez – 7

Qualified: 4th (-2 locations behind staff mate)
+0.561s slower than staff mate in Q3
Finished: 2nd (+5 locations forward of staff mate)

  • Claimed he “wasn’t 100% physically” all weekend
  • Behind staff mate in each timed session the place they each set lap occasions
  • Qualified fourth after working behind Stroll in last laps of Q3
  • Beat Leclerc off the road at restart however fell to fourth after being hit by the Ferrari at The Loop
  • Suffered entrance wing harm that induced him to fall again from automobiles forward
  • Called into the pits at finish of lap 5 for a entrance wing change, dropping to the again
  • Gained sixteenth when Vettel pitted, then handed Tsunoda for fifteenth
  • Continued to make progress up the sphere, gaining sixth when staff mate pitted
  • Picked up fourth when Alonso and Norris pitted till pitting himself below the Safety Car for softs
  • Restarted from fourth and handed Hamilton for third
  • Battled onerous with Hamilton and Leclerc till ultimately gaining second and pulling away from Hamilton
  • Finished second, nearly 4 seconds behind Sainz on the chequered flag
Carlos Sainz Jr, Ferrari, Silverstone, 2022
First pole grew to become first win for Sainz

Carlos Sainz Jnr – 7

Qualified: Pole (+2 locations forward of staff mate)
-0.315s faster than staff mate in Q3
Finished: Winner (+3 locations forward of staff mate)

  • Took first profession pole with last Q3 effort
  • Lost lead off the road to Verstappen however given second probability from pole after pink flag
  • Held onto lead at restart by aggressively keeping off Verstappen into Abbey
  • Led early laps till mistake at Chapel allowed Verstappen by means of
  • Regained lead after Verstappen pitted with harm, ultimately pitting for onerous tyres on lap 20
  • Got again forward of staff mate Leclerc after he pitted, however was unable to shut hole to Hamilton on used mediums
  • Obeyed staff orders to permit Leclerc by means of into the lead on lap 31, gaining second again when Hamilton pitted
  • Pitted for softs below Safety Car to line up behind Leclerc with recent tyres for restart
  • Used superior traction to out-drag Leclerc out of The Loop on the restart to take the lead
  • Pulled away from chasing pack and secured maiden grand prix victory

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Charles Leclerc – 6

Qualified: third (-2 locations behind staff mate)
+0.315s slower than staff mate in Q3
Finished: 4th (-3 locations behind staff mate)

  • Spun on last Q3 try at Chapel, leaving him third on the grid
  • Lost third to Perez on the restart after bogging down off the road
  • Hit Perez whereas diving to within The Loop, inflicting minor entrance wing harm however regaining third
  • Inherited second when Verstappen pitted, sitting inside DRS vary of his main staff mate
  • Took the lead when Sainz pitted on lap 20, earlier than pitting for onerous tyres himself on lap 25, rejoining behind staff mate
  • Insisted staff allowed him by staff mate to guard from Hamilton forward
  • Eventually gained second when Sainz allowed him by means of down Wellington Straight, instantly going quicker
  • Gained lead when Hamilton pitted on lap 33
  • Told to remain out when Safety Car was deployed, leaving him within the lead however on previous onerous tyres
  • Lost result in staff mate on recent gentle tyres at restart, then battled onerous towards Perez and Hamilton
  • Eventually fell behind each automobiles to complete in fourth place
Lando Norris, McLaren, Silverstone, 2022
Norris was comfortably quicker than Ricciardo as soon as once more

Lando Norris – 8

Qualified: sixth (+8 locations forward of staff mate)
-2.534s faster than staff mate in Q2
Finished: sixth (+7 locations forward of staff mate)

  • Ahead of staff mate in each timed session the place they each set lap occasions
  • Secured ‘best of the rest’ grid slot of sixth regardless of “messing up” last Q3 try
  • Passed Hamilton at restart to take fifth on the opening racing lap
  • Lost fifth place to Hamilton alongside the Wellington Straight on lap six
  • Ran forward of Alonso and behind leaders till ultimately pitting for onerous tyres on lap 34, rejoining fifth
  • Lost one place to Alonso below Safety Car after staff referred to as him in to pit too late, having to attend an additional lap
  • Switched to softs to line up behind Alonso in fifth for restart
  • Unable to discover a means by the Alpine and needed to accept sixth at end

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Daniel Ricciardo – 3

Qualified: 14th (-8 locations behind staff mate)
+2.534s slower than staff mate in Q2
Finished: thirteenth (-7 locations behind staff mate)

  • Behind staff mate in each timed session the place they each set lap occasions
  • Reached Q2 however eradicated in 14th after going off when monitor was driest
  • Held twelfth on the restart, then handed by Bottas into Brooklands on the second racing lap
  • Gained twelfth when Perez pitted, then two extra locations when AlphaTauris collided
  • Ran tenth till pitting for onerous tyres on lap 20, dropping to thirteenth
  • Got inside DRS vary of Magnussen however couldn’t move
  • Pitted for softs on lap 32, dropping him to 14th forward of solely Tsunoda
  • Developed a DRS downside leaving him unable to make use of the gadget for the ultimate 20 laps
  • Pitted below Safety Car for a second set of softs, unlapping himself to restart thirteenth
  • Ran near Stroll, then Latifi after restart however struggled to move with out DRS
  • Eventually completed thirteenth, second-to-last
Alonso’s lengthy opening stint made his race

Fernando Alonso – 8

Qualified: seventh (+8 locations forward of staff mate)
-2.981s faster than staff mate in Q2
Finished: fifth

  • Comfortably reached Q3 however disillusioned to begin seventh after utilizing up battery previous to last flying lap
  • Took restart on mediums, dropping one place to Gasly
  • Used DRS down the Hangar Straight to move Gasly on lap 5 and transfer again as much as seventh
  • Gained sixth when Perez pitted and picked up fifth when Verstappen pitted on lap 12
  • Managed his mediums over half distance, ultimately pitting for hards on lap 33, dropping one place to sixth
  • Pitted below Safety Car for gentle tyres, lining up fifth for restart
  • Held off stress from Norris in closing laps to complete in fifth

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Esteban Ocon – 6

Qualified: fifteenth (-8 locations behind staff mate)
+2.981s slower than staff mate in Q2
Finished: Retired (Fuel pump – L38)

  • Lost a small quantity of working in second follow after struggling cracked bodywork
  • Reached Q2 however eradicated in fifteenth after battery cooling downside price him engine energy
  • Hit by spinning Albon at begin however managed to get better broken automotive to pit lane to take restart in thirteenth
  • Used softs to realize two locations from Ricciardo and Bottas at restart, then handed Latiffi for tenth the following lap
  • Ran behind AlphaTauris till gaining seventh when pair collided on lap 11
  • Held off Latifi till pitting for hards on lap 22, however sluggish cease noticed him rejoin behind the Williams in tenth
  • Passed Latifi for ninth with DRS alongside the Wellington Straight on lap 29
  • Caught and handed wounded Verstappen for eighth on lap 36
  • Car started juddering below throttle in first sector on lap 38, ultimately pulling over into retirement at Copse

Pierre Gasly – 6

Qualified: eleventh (+2 locations forward of staff mate)
-0.609s faster than staff mate in Q2
Finished: Retired (Rear wing harm – L26)

  • Was “content” with eleventh on grid after anticipating to wrestle at Silverstone
  • Unintentionally triggered violent begin crash after being squeezed between Zhou and Russell, however in a position to take restart in ninth
  • Used softs to dive by Latifi for eighth at Village, then handed Alonso round exterior of Brooklands for seventh
  • Lost seventh to Alonso into Stowe on lap 5, then got here below stress from staff mate Tsunoda
  • Fended off Tsunoda’s problem at Vale however was hit by staff mate at Village, dropping him to 14th
  • Suffered rear wing harm in collision that affected efficiency
  • Pitted for onerous tyres on lap 16, rejoining forward of solely Stroll
  • Ran in 14th earlier than being compelled to pit because of black-and-orange mechanical harm flag
  • Race led to pits after it was decided his automotive was too broken to proceed
(L to R): Yuki Tsunoda, Pierre Gasly, Silverstone, 2022
Tsunoda was penalised after colliding together with his staff mate

Yuki Tsunoda – 3

Qualified: thirteenth (-2 locations behind staff mate)
+0.609s slower than staff mate in Q2
Finished: 14th

  • Was pleased to progress by means of to Q2 however was eradicated in thirteenth over half a second slower than staff mate
  • Involved in secondary collision at begin however had automotive repaired below pink flag to take restart from eleventh place
  • Passed Bottas for tenth at restart, then snatched ninth from Latifi into Becketts
  • Ran inside DRS vary of staff mate Gasly in early laps, nearly passing him on the within Stowe on lap ten
  • Tried to assault Gasly into Village however misplaced management below braking and spun into him, dropping him to fifteenth
  • Handed a 5 second time penalty by stewards for being answerable for collision
  • Sustained harm from contact which compromised race tempo
  • Lost fifteenth when handed by recovering Perez, then pitted for hards on lap 18, falling to final
  • Pitted simply earlier than Safety Car for softs however didn’t catch as much as pack in time for restart after unlapping himself
  • Finished a lonely 14th, the final automotive working

Sebastian Vettel – 5

Qualified: 18th (+2 locations forward of staff mate)
-0.764s faster than staff mate in Q1
Finished: ninth (+2 locations forward of staff mate)

  • Very disillusioned by Q1 elimination in 18th after struggling to seek out tempo on intermediates
  • Hit Albon in chaos of the intial begin however in a position to take the restart
  • Beat Magnussen off the road at restart, then needed to combat by means of opening lap to remain forward
  • Pitted very early on the finish of lap six for mediums, rejoining simply behind Perez
  • Ran on the rear of the sphere till Stroll and Gasly pitted
  • Remained on his mediums to progress as much as seventh place
  • Had simply began a lap when Safety Car was deployed on lap 39, pitting for one more set of mediums to carry onto seventh
  • Lost eighth to Verstappen on the restart, then overtaken by Schumacher the next lap
  • Could not follow Schumacher’s gentle tyres and ultimately crossed the road in ninth place

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Lance Stroll – 4

Qualified: twentieth (-2 locations behind staff mate)
+0.764s slower than staff mate in Q1
Finished: eleventh (-2 locations behind staff mate)

  • Eliminated in final place from Q1 after solely a single push lap on new intermediates on the finish of the session
  • Passed Schumacher for sixteenth at restart after Haas driver’s mistake at Village
  • Lost place to Schumacher at Copse on the second racing lap, dropping to final
  • Ran behind Gasly after his collision with Tsunoda till pitting for onerous tyres on lap 15
  • Gained one place when Tsunoda pitted and ran inside DRS vary of Gasly till he retired
  • Moved forward of Ricciardo into thirteenth when McLaren driver pitted on lap 32
  • Pitted for mediums below Safety Car to restart from twelfth
  • Overtook Latifi with 4 laps to go to complete out of the factors in eleventh
Nicholas Latifi, Williams, Silverstone, 2022
Latifi secured his first Q3 look in qualifying

Nicholas Latifi – 6

Qualified: tenth (+6 locations forward of staff mate)
-0.08s faster than staff mate in Q1
Finished: twelfth

  • Missed out on working main new Williams improve bundle for the weekend
  • Progressed to Q2 for the primary time this season, then beat the rain to succeed in Q3 and tenth on the grid
  • Took restart from eighth on gentle tyres however misplaced a spot to Gasly, then handed by Tsunoda into Becketts
  • Lost ninth to Ocon at Village on second racing lap
  • Kept inside DRS vary of Ocon till gentle tyres started degrading on lap 16
  • Pitted for mediums on lap 19, ultimately passing Ocon after a sluggish cease for the Alpine
  • Led DRS prepare of 4 automobiles, pleading together with his staff to let him push reasonably than handle his tyres
  • Lost ninth to Ocon alongside Wellington Straight on lap 29, then handed by each Haas automobiles a couple of laps later
  • Pitted for brand spanking new softs below late Safety Car to take a seat eleventh for restart
  • Used recent tyres to stay to Magnussen’s Haas however couldn’t discover a well beyond
  • Overtaken by Stroll at Vale on lap 49, ultimately taking the chequered flag in twelfth

Alexander Albon – 4

Qualified: sixteenth (-6 locations behind staff mate)
+0.08s slower than staff mate in Q1
Finished: Retired (Crash – L1)

  • Only Williams driver to run main new improve bundle because of higher championship place
  • Ahead of staff mate in each follow classes the place the pair set lap occasions
  • Frustrated to be eradicated in Q1 after calm down lap technique backfired
  • Hit by Vettel within the begin line melee, sending him into the within wall and out of the race

Valtteri Bottas – 4

Qualified: twelfth (-3 locations behind staff mate)
+1.592s slower than staff mate in Q2
Finished: Retired (Gearbox – L20)

  • Fastest in moist opening follow session, forward of staff mate in all three follow classes
  • Slower than staff mate in Q1 and Q2, eradicated in twelfth after struggling for tyre temperature with intermediates
  • Dropped three locations on the restart after working vast into The Loop
  • Overtook Ricciardo for twelfth across the exterior of Brooklands on the second racing lap
  • Ran behind soft-shod Latifi in twelfth, gaining two locations when AlphaTauris collided
  • Could not discover a well beyond Latifi till the Williams pitted at finish of lap 19
  • Developed gear shift issues on lap 20 and was referred to as in to retire

Zhou Guanyu – 6

Qualified: ninth (+3 locations forward of staff mate)
-1.592s faster than staff mate in Q2
Finished: Retired (Crash – L1)

  • Behind staff mate in all three follow classes
  • Quicker than Bottas in Q1 and Q2 to safe greatest ever grid place of ninth in moist qualifying session
  • Race ended by horrifying begin line crash after being clipped by Gasly and Russell
Mick Schumacher, Haas, Silverstone, 2022
Schumacher pulled off 5 overtakes to say his first factors

Mick Schumacher – 7

Qualified: nineteenth (-2 locations behind staff mate)
+0.549s slower than staff mate in Q1
Finished: eighth (+2 locations forward of staff mate)

  • Eliminated in Q1 after steering downside left his wheel ten levels out of alignment
  • Dropped to again of subject at restart after snap of oversteer into Village allowed Stroll by means of
  • Passed Stroll for sixteenth on run to Copse on the second lap, then ran behind staff mate Magnussen
  • Asked staff to permit him by staff mate, however then drove clear across the exterior of Magnussen at Luffield as an alternative
  • Successfully undercut Ricciardo by pitting a lap earlier for onerous tyres to maneuver into eleventh
  • Caught in DRS prepare behind Ocon and Latifi, however handed the Williams for tenth down the Wellington Straight on lap 32
  • Pitted below Safety Car for softs, sitting tenth behind Verstappen at restart
  • Followed Verstappen by means of Magnussen for ninth alongside previous pit straight, then overtook Vettel for eighth into Brooklands on lap 45
  • Fought onerous to move Verstappen on last lap however was aggressively rebuffed by the Red Bull at Brooklands
  • Failed to beat Verstappen over the road however claimed first ever F1 factors with eighth at end

Kevin Magnussen – 6

Qualified: seventeenth (+2 locations forward of staff mate)
-0.549s faster than staff mate in Q1
Finished: tenth (-2 locations behind staff mate)

  • Struggled for steadiness in follow
  • Eliminated in Q1 within the moist after sporting out left-front tyre
  • Lost a spot to Vettel at restart after back-and-forth battle by means of the opening lap
  • Ran near Ricciardo in DRS prepare in eleventh throughout opening stint
  • Lost eleventh to staff mate Schumacher across the exterior of Luffield on lap 15, then handed by recovering Perez
  • Pitted for a second set of mediums on lap 22, rejoining simply forward of Ricciardo in twelfth
  • Resisted Ricciardo’s DRS and caught as much as staff mate in prepare behind Latifi, passing the Williams for eleventh on lap 33
  • Opted to remain out below Safety Car, restarting in eighth on used mediums
  • Lost eighth to aggressive transfer by Verstappen into Brooklands, then handed by Schumacher into Copse
  • Resisted stress from Latifi, then Stroll in closing laps to say last level in tenth

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