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End-of-year statistics of the 2022 Formula 1 season

End-of-year statistics: The most notable figures of the 2022 season

27 December at 20:07
  • GPblog.com

The countdown to 2023 has begun, and so it is time to take a look at the best statistics of the 2022 Formula 1 season. Of course, Max Verstappen was the big winner with his second world title and several records to his name, but there are also plenty of other drivers who managed to impress in 2022.

Average gap towards pole

We saw as many as six different pole-sitters in 2022, the highest number since 2012. Kevin Magnussen, George Russell, Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez grabbed the first pole position in their F1 careers. The battle for the first starting position last season was mainly between Ferrari and Red Bull Racing. Although Ferrari managed to grab the most poles in 2022, Max Verstappen's team still tops the list. Red Bull won pole position with bigger margins towards the rest of the field.

 
 
 
 
 
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Best result in 2022

There were no surprising winners in 2022, apart from George Russell and Sainz's first F1 win. Lando Norris managed to be the only driver outside the top three teams to finish on the podium. Esteban Ocon was the next best driver with fourth place. Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi both managed ninth place.

 
 
 
 
 
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Average position

All drivers managed to finish in the top 10 at least once in 2022, but not everyone was equally consistent. Norris proved once again that he was 'best of the rest' in 2022 with an average position of 7.8. Verstappen's number just goes to show how consistent the Dutchman was last season.

 
 
 
 
 
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Double DNFs teams

There were many teams with both cars failing in a race in 2022. For Red Bull Racing, the season started badly in Bahrain with a double failure for Verstappen and Perez. AlphaTauri and Mercedes were the only two teams not to drop out with both drivers in 2022. For Mercedes, the last double elimination even dates back to 2018, a handsome achievement for the German racing stable.

 
 
 
 
 
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Most overtakes in 2022

GPblog also listed the most overtakes. Only 'real' overtaking was counted, so luck in the opening laps or pit stops do not count. Lewis Hamilton was the big winner with 56 overtakes, followed by Fernando Alonso and Verstappen. You would think the Dutchman did not make many overtakes because of his strong form, but Verstappen had to start at the back of the field several times in 2022, finishing high in the standings. Zhou Guanyu is the big surprise in the rankings with 52 overtakes.

 
 
 
 
 
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Average qualifying positions

Leclerc took no less than nine pole positions in 2022 compared to Verstappen's seven, yet the Monegasque finishes just below his rival in the list of average qualifying positions. After all, Verstappen managed to finish higher in all 22 races combined.

 
 
 
 
 
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Laps driven in 2022

The Mercedes engine may not have been the fastest, but the German marque proved to be the most reliable. Hamilton and Russell completed the most laps with 2486. At the bottom of the list, it becomes clear that Ferrari had the most problems in 2022. The three teams powered by the Italian engine completed the fewest laps.

 
 
 
 
 
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