This Weekend in Motorsport, 7-8 May 2022

 

F1, Miami GP

Verstappen takes P1 and Ferrari continues its amazing 2022 season.

 

Max Verstappen proved himself worthy after finishing 1st at the inaugural Miami GP this past weekend. Max has astonishingly taken P1 in every race he has finished this season!

 

Verstappen managed to grab P1 after a few laps from P1 qualifier Charles Leclerc, and managed to keep hold of the top spot for the rest of the race, despite some late safety car drama.

Verstappen, who qualified in 3rd overtook P2 man Carlos Sainz Jr in turn one.

 

The race ended with a win for Red Bull. Ferrari finished in P2 and P3 putting them just ahead of Red Bull in the constructors championship. Could this be their first since 2008?

 

Sergio Perez finished off in P4 after a good, but uneventful Miami GP. Mercedes’ George Russel finished off the top 5, bringing home his Mercedes ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton who finished the race in P6, 21 seconds off the pace!

 

Final results are as follows:

 

1              1              Max Verstappen              RED BULL RACING RBPT                57           1:34:24.258         26

2              16           Charles Leclerc                  FERRARI                                               57           +3.786s                 18

3              55           Carlos Sainz                        FERRARI                                               57           +8.229s                 15

4              11           Sergio Perez                       RED BULL RACING RBPT                57           +10.638s              12

5              63           George Russell                  MERCEDES                                          57           +18.582s              10

6              44           Lewis Hamilton                  MERCEDES                                          57           +21.368s              8

7              77           Valtteri Bottas                   ALFA ROMEO FERRARI                   57           +25.073s              6

8              31           Esteban Ocon                    ALPINE RENAULT                              57           +28.386s              4

9              23           Alexander Albon              WILLIAMS MERCEDES                     57           +32.365s              2

10           18           Lance Stroll                         ASTON MARTIN                                57           +37.026s              1

11           14           Fernando Alonso              ALPINE RENAULT                              57           +37.128s              0

12           22           Yuki Tsunoda                     ALPHATAURI RBPT                           57           +40.146s              0

13           3              Daniel Ricciardo                MCLAREN MERCEDES                     57           +40.902s              0

14           6              Nicholas Latifi                    WILLIAMS MERCEDES                     57           +49.936s              0

15           47           Mick Schumacher            HAAS FERRARI                                   57           +73.305s              0

16           20           Kevin Magnussen            HAAS FERRARI                                   56           DNF                       0

17           5              Sebastian Vettel               ASTON MARTIN                                54           DNF                       0

NC          10           Pierre Gasly                        ALPHATAURI RBPT                           45           DNF                       0

NC          4              Lando Norris                      MCLAREN MERCEDES                     39           DNF                       0

NC          24           Zhou Guanyu                     ALFA ROMEO FERRARI                   6              DNF                       0

 

We break for another week and return to F1 in a hopefully sunny Spain for the Spanish GP on Sunday 22nd May 2022.

 

 

MXGP

 

This past weekend the MXGP returned to Italy for the Maggiora GP,

 

Tim Gajser and Tom Vialle, were the pick of the riders finishing in P1 in both their respective classes in race 2, MXGP and MX2.

 

Jago Geerts however, finished overall P1 for MX2 after a second and first in the 2 heats!

 

Italy has always been known as one of the toughest tracks on circuit and it showed, as the riders struggled with the track conditions.

 

Top 10 results are as follows:

 

MXGP:

 

Pos.       Num.     Rider                                     Bike                       Nation                  Points

1              #243      Tim Gajser                          Honda                   SLO                        50

2              #91         Jeremy Seewer                 Yamaha                SUI                         44

3              #959      Maxime Renaux                Yamaha                FRA                        40

4              #10         Calvin Vlaanderen           Yamaha                NED                       32

5              #70         Ruben Fernandez            Honda                   ESP                         31

6              #919      Ben Watson                        Kawasaki             GBR                       29

7              #41         Pauls Jonass                       Husqvarna          LAT                         29

8              #89         Jeremy Van Horebeek   Beta                       BEL                         26

9              #43         Mitchell Evans                   Honda                   AUS                       23

10           #259      Glenn Coldenhoff            Yamaha                NED                       22

 

MX2:

 

 

Pos.       Num.     Rider                                     Bike                       Nation                  Points

1              #93         Jago Geerts                        Yamaha                BEL                         47

2              #28         Tom Vialle                           KTM                       FRA                        41

3              #38         Stephen Rubini                 Honda                   FRA                        37

4              #516      Simon Längenfelder       GASGAS               GER                        35

5              #74         Kay de Wolf                        Husqvarna          NED                       30

6              #11         Mikkel Haarup                   Kawasaki             DEN                       30

7              #517      Isak Gifting                          KTM                       SWE                       29

8              #72         Liam Everts                         KTM                       BEL                         26

9              #24         Kevin Horgmo                    Kawasaki             NOR                       23

10           #33         Kay Karssemakers           KTM                       NED                       22

 

 

We rejoin the action still in Italy on Sunday 15th May for the Sardegna GP.

 

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