After eleven races (half the number of races in 2022) in the new era, we can say that new cars have changed a lot for drivers. How are all the drivers performing compared to 2021 after eleven races? Who has been the best in the new era in terms of car and branding and who has been the worst?
It is clear from those teams that Mercedes, McLaren and AlphaTauri have taken a big step back, with Ferrari, Haas and Alfa Romeo having more points than last year after eleven races. Compared to last year to eleven races, many are not the same among drivers. Zhou Guanyu, Alexander Albon and Kevin Magnussen are not included in this summary because they will not compete in Form 1 in 2021. Nikita Mazepin, Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen are also not included in this summary because they will no longer participate in Form 1 this year Formula 1. It is also important to note that an additional point of the fastest rotation is included and that after eleven races in 2022, two sprint races have already been run and eight points will be awarded to the winner of those races. race, when this will be in 2021. Only three points and only one race race was run after eleven races. In short: 36 more points have already been awarded in 2022 than in 2021.
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Compared to last year after eleven races, fewer drivers have already collected more or even more points in 2022. Charles Leclerc and George Russell taking the cake. Russell switched from Williams to Mercedes, and logically discovered that in terms of points. In 2021 he had four points after eleven races, already 128. Leclerc marks the point Ferrari has taken in 2022. After eleven races last year, Leclerc had 80 points, already 170 and three wins. His teammate Carlos Sainz has also made great strides. After 83 points after 11 races in 2021, he has already collected 133 points after 11 races in 2022. Max Verstappen (208 points in 2022 after 11 races, 187 points after 11 races in 2021) and Mick Schumacher (0 points after eleven races in 2021, 12 points after eleven races in 2022) have also made strides and have had a better first half of the season than in 2021.
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have fewer points compared to last year after eleven races. Hamilton had 195 points after 11 runs in 2021, now the seven-time world champion has 109 points after 11 runs. Bottas left Mercedes after Alfa Romeo, so the sum of its lowest scores in 2022 (46 points after 11 races in 2022 versus 108 points after 11 races in 2021) is not surprising. Lando Norris is also an amazing loser. The young Briton has 64 points after eleven races in 2022, whereas in 2021 this was still 113 points after eleven races. Also teammates Daniel Ricciardo (17 points in 2022 after 11 races against 50 points in 2021 after 11 races), Pierre Gasly (16 points in 2022 after 11 races against 50 points in 2021 after 11 races) and Lance Stroll (3 points after 11 races). ) in 2022 against 18 points after 11 races in 2021) decreased in the first half of the season this year.
2022 versus 2021 retirement after eleven races
What is surprising here is that Sainz did not retire after eleven races last year, while in 2022 the counter is already four hours after eleven races. Max Verstappen retired twice after eleven races in 2021 (Baku and Silverstone), just as in 2022. In addition, Valtteri Bottas already had three DNFs in 2021 after eleven races, when he has two behind his name in 2022 after eleven races. For some drivers, the difference between this year and last year in terms of dropping out of school after eleven races is not huge.
2022 vs 2021 driver points after eleven races