Russell wins in front of Sainz, Hamilton also on the podium

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Mercedes surprise in the 2022 Brazilian GP Sprint Race: Russell wins ahead of Sainz and Hamilton. He disappoints Verstappen (4th).

George Russell Sprint Race Brazil 2022
George Russell wins the 2022 Brazil Sprint Race –

The Sprint Race of 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix Formula 1 gives his first career victory a George Russell. Even if it will not count for the statistics since the real race is held tomorrow, it is a great satisfaction for the young bishop of the Mercedes which ended in front of everyone after a long chase against Verstappen.

Next to him in the front row of tomorrow will be his teammate Lewis Hamiltonfinished third but who will use the penalty of five positions of Carlos Sainz, finished second with his Ferrari. Only fourth Max Verstappenwhile Magnussen from the surprising Pole Position on Friday he slipped to eighth place.

6th position for the other Ferrari of Charles Leclercwhile the top ten of tomorrow’s grid is completed by Perez (5th), Norris (7th), Vettel (9 °) e Gasly (10 °).

F1 GP Brazil 2022: how the Sprint Race went

Ready, go and the first surprise comes from Max Verstappen, the only one to mount medium tires together with Nicholas Latifi on Williams. When the traffic lights go out, Kevin Magnussen then tries to make the most of his set of soft tires, while the two-time world champion found himself defending himself from an arrembante George Russell for the second position.

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Fight Hamilton Verstappen
Hamilton Verstappen fight –

Behind, Sainz tried to attack Norris, while the Alpines of Alonso And Or with they got in touch with the Spaniard who complained harshly to the team on the radio. For the two-time World Champion damaged wing and run in the rear.

Sainz manages to overtake Norris, as Magnussen completed his first ever lap in first position with the Haas. The competitiveness of the car, thanks to the sunny conditions of this Saturday, was not on par with the other cars: Verstappen first, with Russell and Sainz then, overtook it quite easily during the third and fourth laps.

In the rear, the comeback of Hamilton, Perez and Leclercbeing respectively in fourth, fifth and sixth position, while another tough fight between teammates was that between Vettel and Stroll on Aston Martin. The latter was penalized by ten seconds for a too hard closure against the 4-time World Champion.

Returning to the lead, with the passing of the laps Verstappen got into trouble with the temperature of the tires, while Russell’s Mercedes flew more than expected. The overtaking then comes on lap 15: the battle gave Sainz the opportunity to get closer and try to overtake the Dutch driver in turn.

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Exultation Hamilton Russell Sprint Race
Hamilton Russell sprint race celebration –

Hard fight between the two with Verstappen coming out worse with the slightly damaged front wing. So, Hamilton was also able to get close who, in front of a cheering crowd, managed to overtake the rival of 2021.

The tender therefore ends with the Russell’s victory, followed by Sainz, Hamilton and the two Red Bulls of Verstappen and Perez. The Grand Prix will take place tomorrow evening at 7pm Italian time, with the two Mercedes in the front row followed by the two Red Bulls. It will be a good fight.