Haas: Magnussen eighth, Mick Schumacher in front of the last!  / System 1

Haas: Magnussen eighth, Mick Schumacher in front of the last! / System 1

Gentleman Kevin Magnussen saved the points at the race in Brazil, however. Mick Schumacher got eight places in the race, but that probably won’t save his career at Haas either.

Haas only wants to inform in a few days who will drive for the Americans in 2023. But the decision seems to be made – for Nico Hulkenberg and against Mick Schumacher. A good performance in the sprint didn’t help the German, who ran from last on the grid to 12th.

Mick says: “I had a good opening position and I was able to make a few laps at once. We were able to show good speed. There was a small problem with the engine, we still have to look at that. The grid position is a good starting point for the race.”

Even before the race, Kevin Magnussen suspected that he would not be able to get a chance against the drivers from the top teams: “I just want to score.” The Dane did it, eighth place in the race, one championship point.

Magnussen says: «This step is important in the battle against AlphaTauri. I always knew I couldn’t finish in the top three, I just wanted to do well in my condition. I secretly hoped that I could at least keep ahead of Lando Norris, but unfortunately that didn’t work out. But one point and starting in 8th place, that’s something to be proud of.”

Team manager Günther Steiner: “We have achieved our goal – one point and a good starting position. We are well prepared for the Grand Prix.”

Sprint, Sao Paulo

01. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, 30:11.307 min
02. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +3.995s
03. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +4.492
04. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, +10.494
05. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +11.855
06. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +13.133
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +25.624
08. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +28.768
09. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +30.218
10. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +34.170
11. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, +39.395
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +41.159
13. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +41.763
14. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +42.338
15. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, +48.985
16. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +50.306
17. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +50,700
18. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +51.756
19. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +76.850
Alex Albon (T), Williams, Turners

Championship status (after 20 of 22 races)

the driver
01. Verstappen 421 points
02. Persian 284
03. Leclerc 278
04.Russell 239
05.Hamilton 222
06. Sainz 219
07. Norris 113
08. Okon 82
09. Alonso 71
10. Botta’s 47
11. Vettel 36
12. Ricciardo 35
13. Magnussen 25
14. Gas 23
15. Walking 13
16. Schumacher 12
17. Tsunoda 12
18.zhou 6
19. Albon 4
20. Latifi 2
21. De Vries 2
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Builders Trophy
01. Red Bull Racing 705 points
02. Ferrari 497
03.Mercedes 461
04. Alpine 153
05. McLaren 148
06. Alfa Romeo 54
07. Aston Martin 49
08. Haas 37
09. AlphaTauri 35
10. Williams8