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F1 World Championship points after the 2022 Japanese GP – Motorsport.com

Verstappen’s title was confirmed when Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was penalized five seconds soon after the race concluded, which dropped him from second place to third.
Red Bull Racing’s two-time champion Verstappen scored 25 points at Suzuka, compared to Leclerc’s 15 rather than 18. That meant Verstappen’s lead in the World Championship is 113 points and cannot be overhauled in the remaining four races.
The penalty also meant that Verstappen’s Red Bull Racing teammate Sergio Perez moves ahead of Leclerc into second in the championship.
MercedesGeorge Russell could only finish eighth but that increased his gap to Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, who crashed out soon after the initial start in Japan, to five points in fourth.
Lewis Hamilton finished fifth and is now 22 points behind Sainz.
Nicholas Latifi’s first points of the season for ninth place in his Williams means that Nico Hulkenberg is the only driver to have started a race this year to be on zero points.
In the constructors’ standings, Red Bull’s 43-point haul extended its lead over Ferrari to 165.
In the battle for second, Ferrari again outscored Mercedes, this time by one point, and the gap is out to 67.
Alpine scored the second-best points haul at Suzuka, grabbing back fourth place in the standings from McLaren after its Singapore disaster. Alpine is now 13 ahead of McLaren, which could only salvage one point in Japan.
Sebastian Vettel’s sixth place finish, thanks to an early change to intermediate tyres, puts Aston Martin Racing 11 points clear of Haas in seventh.
Williams registered for the fifth time this season, but remains firmly anchored to the bottom of the standings, 26 points behind AlphaTauri.
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