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Robust Finish of a Robust Season

“Robust finish of a Robust Season.” It’s the message that confirmed up on the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Components 1 Workforce’s official social media pages and it just about summarizes the whole 2022. Lewis Hamilton failed to complete the race within the Abu Dhabi season finale. In the meantime, George Russell needed to accept tP5.

The 2022 season completed and, for the primary time in 15 years, Lewis Hamilton didn’t win a single race. This has by no means occurred earlier than in his complete F1 profession since his debut in 2007.

The 37-year-old spent a lot of the race within the fourth place, with Mercedes placing on laborious tires on the W13 and going for a one-stop technique. However whether or not it will’ve been the ace up their sleeve or not, Mercedes won’t ever know. Hamilton misplaced hydraulic energy in his automobile and needed to drive to the pits to complete three laps earlier than the top. With no factors in Abu Dhabi, the British driver finishes behind Carlos Sainz within the championship. The DNF pushed him right down to sixth place. With 240 factors in 2022, it’s his worst complete since Components 1 switched to the 25-point victory system.

Lewis Hamilton 2022 Abu Dhabi

Having to take care of a 5-second time penalty, George Russell completed fifth on the Yas Marina, which isn’t sufficient to place Mercedes forward of Ferrari within the Constructors Championship.

Two-time World Champion Max Verstappen marched all the way in which to a brand new victory. Virtually 9 seconds behind him got here Ferrari’s, Charles Leclerc. The opposite Purple Bull driver, Sergio Perez, was third in Abu Dhabi.

The following season will probably be totally different, Toto Wolff guarantees

“Initially, we’re gonna put these vehicles in reception at Braxley and in Brixworth to remind us each single day how tough it may be,” Toto Wolff stated for Sky Sports activities. “It’s uncooked, it’s unhealthy and it’s okay to really feel like this however subsequent 12 months we’re again,” the Workforce Principal added.

The group actually hoped for a grand finale on the Yas Marina following the 1-2 end in Brazil, when George Russell obtained his first victory in Components 1 and first for Mercedes this season.

The following season will certainly be completely totally different, no matter what Mercedes will provide you with. It was Sebastian Vettel’s final race in Components 1. The four-time World Champion completed in factors earlier than going into retirement. Daniel Ricciardo didn’t safe a seat within the competitors for himself for the season that would be the longest thus far. There will probably be 24 races subsequent 12 months, with the Las Vegas Grand Prix added to the schedule.



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