After a chaotic Japanese Grand Prix, which was delayed due to heavy rain, Formula One returns from its week-long break for the 2022 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
With it comes a newly crowned world champion: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen made it back-to-back drivers’ championship titles after he secured his 12th victory of the season at Suzuka. The Dutchman mastered the conditions to finish 25 seconds clear of the pack, which proved just enough for him to take his second championship win.
Don’t expect him to take his foot off the pedal, though, as he remains in the hunt to become the man with the most wins in an F1 season. The record is 13 wins, held by both Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, but Verstappen could break that with victory in two of the last four 2022 races.
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But in a week that has seen controversy surrounding his team and Aston Martin who were found to have breached the FIA’s 2021 cost cap to differing degrees, there’s still plenty to take the interest of fans even if the championship is now no longer up for grabs.
That’s especially true as the battle for second spot in the standings continues to excite. Heading into this race, Sergio Perez sits just one point ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc as Red Bull look to make it a one-two in the drivers’ standings this season.
Here is how the schedule looks for the United States Grand Prix this week.
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