The 2022 Formula 1 season continues subsequent weekend in Belgium. After 13 Grands Prix, there are nonetheless 9 races on this system. Motorsport journal.com polled what you considered this yr’s first-class over the summer season break.
Today, Wednesday, we current the partly shocking however partly anticipated outcomes of voting for the perfect and worst races of the season, in addition to a common recap of the yr.
Is the brand new rule era a step ahead?
There was disagreement on the primary query. In explicit: Was the earlier Formula 1 2022 season better than the earlier yr? He fought till the top of two years. Finally, just a few share factors have been determined in favor of the present season. 51.8 p.c selected this yr, 48.2 p.c selected Formula 1-2021 season.
The new guidelines hold their promise and the hole within the area is not as massive because it was when the previous guidelines modified. On the opposite hand, the World Cup combat is over. Last yr we exchanged epic blows, taking part in onerous each on and off the observe – typically even too onerous.
This yr we are able to congratulate Max Verstappen on the title of world champion. Which season was the perfect? Like our readers, I can not make up my thoughts. But I’m nonetheless wanting ahead to 2021. Yes, this season was completely different and attention-grabbing, however in 5-10 years nobody will bear in mind it intimately. Last yr’s World Championship combat, in contrast, meets all the standards to nonetheless be hotly debated many years later, as Senna and Prost as soon as did.
Silverstone vs Hungary: Where was the perfect race?
The voting within the second class was not so attention-grabbing: the perfect race to be actual. Two Grands Prix specifically stood out: the Hungarian GP and the Formula 1 race at Silverstone. In the top, the British GP made the race comparatively clear. He has obtained 39.4 p.c of the vote within the 13 GPs held to date, with simply over 25 p.c of the votes on the Hungaroring GP. The Austrian GP completes the rostrum.
Voting for the primary locations coincides with the outcomes of the race grades after the weekend. There, Silverstone prevailed even earlier than Hungary. Behind them, nonetheless, there have been some adjustments in place: Saudi Arabia and Spain have been in P4 and P5, whereas Austria, however, completed solely in midfield with P6.
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Best Race: Editor’s Pick
Formula 1 ought to positively be praised for its racing. The new guidelines delivered what they promised – better racing. Although this yr’s World Championship is not superb, the competitors itself is very robust.
In my opinion, none have been better than Hungary. Of course, Silverstone was a Sunday drama basic. But Hungary was one better. Great comebacks with “spin and win”, strategic pressure with extended indeterminacy, duels and overtaking maneuvers, nice heroes and tragic defeat. Hungary provided nearly the whole lot that makes a Formula 1 race price watching, not simply drama.
Bored in Monaco regardless of the rain?
The Formula 1 season to date has happy us with many thrilling and good races. According to our readers, the Monaco GP was not amongst them. Despite Sergio Perez’s debut victory, rain chaos and a strategic gamble mid-race, the race within the Principality was considered the worst of the season to date.
The distinction in rankings after the weekend is astounding. In the voting after the weekend, the Azerbaijan GP had the worst ranking, adopted by the GPs in Miami and Emilia Romagna. Monaco, however, completed in midfield (P7) on this rating.
Worst Race: Editor’s Pick
Only a handful of races this yr have had a nasty popularity, and even the boring physician has delivered their very own moments of pleasure or shock. Azerbaijan grew to become an actual pit cease after Ferrari engine harm and the Australian GP was dominated out early after issues. You cannot count on extra from the Monaco GP than what we have been provided this yr.
But should you look past the game, one race stands out: the Saudi Arabian GP. Such a Grand Prix shouldn’t have occurred within the first place: a struggle in a neighboring nation, a missile launch not removed from the observe, in different phrases, a common pressure from the standpoint of safety and human rights. It is allowed within the faux road circuit that was intentionally attainable. Even if the racing product is good on the weekend, the GP will at all times have a stale style.