The primary spherical ended with out adjustments within the prime ten. However quickly the wrestle intensified in all elements of the peloton. Sensational first-place winner Magnussen (Haas) misplaced the lead on lap 3 and fell again to eighth on the end line.
On the identical time, the wrestle for victory unfolded between Verstappen (Purple Bull) and the driving force of Mercedes Russell. The British pilot rapidly started to place stress on the two-time champion. True, the Dutchman with medium tires (the remaining went on smooth) held again the opponent’s assaults for a very long time.
A brand new outbreak of Russell’s exercise, nevertheless, left no likelihood for Verstappen. The Mercedes driver took benefit of the DRS on lap 15 and handed the champion on the lengthy straight forward of Flip 4. The Briton rapidly broke away, however Verstappen additionally missed Sainz (“Ferrari”) and Hamilton (“Mercedes”).
However in Sunday’s race, the Dutch driver will begin from the second row because of a penalty from the Spaniard from Ferrari. A spot subsequent to Verstappen shall be taken by teammate Perez. The primary row “occupied” the pilots of “Mercedes” – Russell and Hamilton.
2022 Brazilian Grand Prix Sprint Classification:
- George Russell
- Carlos Sainz (+3.995)
- Lewis Hamilton (+4.492)