The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which ran from the weekend of March 25-27, was the second race of the 2022 Formula 1 season. In the new season, the match coincided with the seventh anniversary of the outbreak of the Yemeni civil war.
On Saturday, a joint statement from F1 and the FIA sporting authorities confirmed that the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix would take place at the weekend despite an attack by Yemeni Houthi rebels on an oil storage facility near the circuit on Friday. Against oil storage near the runway on Friday. The race proceeded as planned despite Friday’s attack on an oil depot on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix track in Jeddah.
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021 was the penultimate race of the previous season. It took place at a decisive moment in the title race between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. With two races to go in the 2022 F1 season, there’s no doubt it will be at least a two-horse race, and possibly four, as Max Verstappen manages to overtake Ferrari in his Red Bull car. Charles Leclerc wins the final laps of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen evaded charges from Charles Leclerc to win the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Just 48 hours after a nearby missile strike threatened to cancel the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen’s scored his first title defence victory. The victory was the first Red Bull driver in the 2022 season not to arrive in Bahrain last week. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the race ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who set the fastest lap for another point, while Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz Jr., Red Bulls driver Sergio Perez finished fourth.
During the final part of Red Bull’s qualifying, Sergio Pérez took his first F1 pole position ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. in second and third, respectively. Lewis Hamilton was also on the podium, and in fourth place was his new Mercedes teammate, George Russell, while the two Red Bull drivers retired shortly before the finish line.
Leclerc took the lead in turn one; the P6 belongs to him and this time, he holds it. Verstappen immediately attacked Sainz, and they both got close in the first corner before Verstappen took the lead. Leclerc can’t make it enough and Verstappen comes out of the last corner forward, Leclerc too far behind to make the right move against his previous opponent. Then, Max Verstappen gave way to Lewis Hamilton on the straight before immediately regaining a position in the final corner.