Verstappen wins at home for the second year in a row, Alpine record the team’s longest run of double points finishes in 16 years and Bottas records three consecutive retirements for the first time. Here are the facts and statistics from the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix!
VERSTAPPEN WINS 2022 DUTCH GRAND PRIX
For the second year in a row, Max Verstappen took victory at home, winning the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix. Verstappen secured the 30th victory of his career, becoming the eighth driver to have won 30 Formula 1 races.
This was Verstappen’s fourth consecutive win; the longest victory streak of his career to date. Verstappen is the 15th driver to have won four Grands Prix in a row.
Verstappen became the 18th driver to have taken multiple wins on home soil. In total, this was the 88th time that a driver has won a round of the World Championship in their home country.
This was Verstappen’s tenth victory of 2022, equalling his personal best for most races won in a single season. He also won ten races in 2021. In total, this was the 12th time that a driver has won ten or more Grands Prix in a single season.
Verstappen becomes the eighth driver to have won multiple races at Zandvoort, while Red Bull are the seventh team to take multiple wins here.
Verstappen is only the fifth driver to have taken consecutive wins at Zandvoort, after Alberto Ascari, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart and James Hunt.
Having led 58 of the race’s 72 laps, Verstappen became the tenth driver to have led 100 laps at Zandvoort. He now sits eighth in the all-time list of most laps led at the track. This was the eighth consecutive race which Verstappen has led. He is only the tenth driver to have led eight races in a row.
Thanks to F1’s changing points system, Max Verstappen has now scored more points at Zandvoort in two appearances than any other driver in the Dutch Grand Prix’s 32-race history.
ON THE PODIUM
Finishing as runner-up, George Russell equalled the best result of his career to date. This was the first time that Russell has raced to second place. He last finished as runner-up at the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix, in which no racing action took place.
Charles Leclerc returned to the podium for the first time since his Austrian Grand Prix win in July. This is only the second time he has finished on the podium in the last 12 races.
Leclerc’s podium marked the 25th time that a Ferrari driver has finished in the top three at the Dutch Grand Prix.
IN THE POINTS
Lewis Hamilton became the 30th driver to have led a lap at the Dutch Grand Prix in its World Championship history.
Sergio Perez started and finished fifth in the Dutch Grand Prix. Having also started where he finished last weekend, this was the first time in his career that Perez has finished where he started at two successive races.
Alpine recorded an identical result in the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix to their result in the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix, with Fernando Alonso sixth and Esteban Ocon ninth.
This was the fifth consecutive race at which both Alpine drivers have scored. It’s the first time that both of the Enstone-based team’s cars have scored at five races in a row since their last title winning year. Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella scored at all 11 races between the 2006 Malaysian and German Grands Prix, when the team was under its Renault guise.
Fernando Alonso continued his points-scoring streak. This is the eighth time in his career that the Spaniard has scored at ten or more successive races.
This was the 278th time that Alonso has crossed the finish line in his Formula 1 career, equalling Kimi Raikkonen at the top of the list of most Grand Prix finishes in F1 history.
For the fourth time in the last five races, Lando Norris finished in seventh place.
With a five second time penalty applied for an unsafe release from his pit box, Carlos Sainz finished the Dutch Grand Prix in eighth place. It’s the first time he has finished outside of the top five in a race which he has completed since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, in which he also finished eighth.
Ferrari became the first team to have scored at 800 rounds of the World Championship, with both Leclerc and Sainz finishing in the top ten.
For the fifth time in 2022, Lance Stroll scored a point. This was the fifth time the Canadian has finished tenth this year. He’s yet to finish above tenth this season.
THE OTHER FINISHERS
Pierre Gasly finished outside of the points in 11th place. It marked the sixth time he failed to score in the last seven races.
Along with Carlos Sainz, Mick Schumacher is one of only two drivers to have finished in a worse position than where he started at each of the last two Zandvoort races. Both drivers lost five positions from their starting places in the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to finish the Dutch Grand Prix having started 19th on the grid since Hans-Joachim Stuck in 1977.
This was the first time that Kevin Magnussen has completed every lap of the race since the British Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo finished 17th in the Dutch Grand Prix, his worst race result since finishing 18th at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Nicholas Latifi finished in 18th place for a third consecutive race. Latifi is one of only three drivers to have gained positions from where he started in both the 2021 and 2022 Dutch Grands Prix. Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel are the other drivers to have gained places in both races.
Yuki Tsunoda was the first driver to retire from the Dutch Grand Prix. He failed to cross the finish line for the fourth time in 2022.
Tsunoda is the only driver to have retired from both of the last two Zandvoort races.
Valtteri Bottas was the second and final driver to retire from the Dutch Grand Prix. This was the third consecutive race from which the Finn has retired. It is the first time in his career that Bottas has failed to finish three successive races.
After graduating in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky Haldenby, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. The blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics.
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