F1 2022 results: French Grand Prix (Paul Ricard)

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc leads Red Bull's Max Verstappen into Turn 1 of the French Grand Prix. Paul Ricard, July 2022. results

Here are the complete results from the French Grand Prix, which has been won by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Max Verstappen has won the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard, with the Red Bull driver coming home 10 seconds clear of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen benefitted from a mid-race incident for Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who was leading the race on Lap 19 when he went off into the barriers at Le Beausset after losing control of the rear of his F1-75. Leclerc later admitted that he had simply made a mistake while pushing.

Having been involved in a thrilling tete-a-tete, Leclerc’s mistake cleared the way for the reigning World Champion to assume the lead and pull away from Hamilton after a brief Safety Car intervention.

Verstappen came home with a comfortable lead at the chequered flag, with Hamilton a strong second place ahead of Mercedes’ George Russell. The British driver had been engaged in a spirited battle with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, but Perez appeared to be caught out by a late Virtual Safety Car deployment that saw Russell jump him in the final sector as the VSC came to an end.

Perez was resigned to fourth place as a result of the incident, while Carlos Sainz came home fifth in the sole Ferrari after starting from the back. The Spaniard had looked set to challenge for a podium place, until Ferrari opted to bring him in for an extra pit stop with 10 laps remaining.

Here’s our full report into what happened on track during the French Grand Prix.

Results: 2022 French Grand Prix

  1. Max Verstappen Red Bull 53 Laps
  2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +10.587
  3. George Russell Mercedes +16.495
  4. Sergio Perez Red Bull +17.310
  5. Carlos Sainz Ferrari +28.872
  6. Fernando Alonso Alpine +42.879
  7. Lando Norris McLaren +52.026
  8. Esteban Ocon Alpine +56.959
  9. Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +60.372
  10. Lance Stroll Aston Martin +62.549
  11. Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +64.494
  12. Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +65.448
  13. Alex Albon Williams +68.565
  14. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +76.666
  15. Mick Schumacher Haas +80.394
  16. Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo DNF
  17. Nicholas Latifi Williams DNF
  18. Kevin Magnussen Haas DNF
  19. Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri DNF
  20. Charles Leclerc Ferrari DNF