Verstappen «Terminator» (10 cum laude), Leclerc lights and shadows, Fia disaster (0) –

from Flavio Vanetti

Ratings of drivers, groups, engineers: Alonso, what dedication (8), lucid Vettel, Schumi jr many errors (2), Binotto on and off (6), Hamilton indicators of decline

So the 2022 F1 season resulted in Abu Dhabi within the identify of the one who dominated it – Max Verstappen from the fifteenth place. plus two of the three races on the calendar – and with the return of Charles Leclerc who has a robust race, particularly in tire administration (an space that was not all the time particular), he took second place within the World Championship. Ferrari, all’s properly that ends properly, so it ended up in a decent place even amongst constructors. Then it is time to end «pagellona»., maybe considering of it because the division of the Divine Comedy, between Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. And on this case Heaven comes first.

Max Verstappen (cum laude)

He has change into the Terminator of the railway: quick, unyielding, brutal, evil and str … as solely professionals may be. With the fifteenth victory in a single yr he set a brand new “signature”, as those that converse properly at conferences would say: it appeared inconceivable to do higher than Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, however Super Max did. Chapeau.

Adrian Newey & Co (10)

Rb18 was born with many issues, nevertheless it quickly blossomed into a gorgeous flower. The developer’s wizard (collectively together with his workers) hit once more, explaining the significance of getting the keys to growth in hand.

Fernando Alonso (8)

No podium and one final place (ninth place) behind the opposite. But on the age of 41, Fernando has proven his twenties. And more often than not it was delivered by machine. Just one doubt: are you positive that Aston Martin is the fitting option to proceed your nice profession?

Toto Wolff (8)

That is, tips on how to drive the improper automotive and season born below a star brighter than the one which shone years in the past. With persistence and methodology, Toto – for us “#1” – prevented falling and even saved what may very well be saved, to make it clear that Mercedes would be the strongest in 2023.

Sebastian Vettel (8)

He’s been doing properly – with hero-like credentials – since asserting his retirement: maybe the conclusion that he is not the Seb of his golden days took a toll. We put him in Heaven not due to the work he had, however above all due to the lucidity with which he understood that it was time to depart: for an excellent sport it’s all the time troublesome to decide on.

George Russell (8)

In his first yr at Mercedes he completed forward of Lewis Hamilton – sorry if it isn’t sufficient -, all the time making his device of alternative: 1 victory (the primary of his profession), 6 third locations and 11 between the fourth and fifth locations; solely 2 instances he didn’t get factors. Britain’s younger lion is poised to inherit Hamilton’s legacy.

Lando Norris (7.5)

Given that solely Red Bull, Ferrari and the questionable Mercedes have been superior, ending seventh within the World Championship with poor McLaren is proof of braveness. He has one high quality: he is aware of tips on how to get out of the top sport.

Charles Leclerc (7)

Second nationwide champion, ultimately. So it might appear extreme to put him among the many penitents, though Enzo Ferrari would remind him that the latter is the primary of the crushed. But the report must also bear in mind the expectations and pre-deliberate fame that flowed on Charles: as quickly as he started to develop, the autumn started, with out his fault. In quick, you want extra.

Carlos Sanz (7)

Not usually favored by Leclerc, he exhibits – even within the midst of Marches’ errors – that he’s a strong driver and can bounce properly. Departures stay weak. He admitted that he could not discover the fitting tune with the F1-75.

F1-75 (7)

Described by Leclerc as a “beast” as soon as it was torn aside, throughout development it was reworked into an inhabitant with unbelievable or complicated potential. Sometimes even change into a monster. Overall, the 2022 automotive wasn’t a nasty automotive in any respect, however complaints stay that it hasn’t made the anticipated bounce.

Ferrari (6.5)

The vote impacts the workforce. Not all the time the case, particularly with regards to choices, strategy and pace on the pit stops. If nothing else, in Abu Dhabi he redeemed a number of the shadows of the season with the right administration of the competitors and with (deserved later) successful the second place amongst drivers and constructors.

Lewis Hamilton (6.5)

Closing the primary season with out a single win. An indication of decline? We can say no – though at the moment there are those that “beat” as a lot if no more than him – however Sir Lewis Hamilton of Stevenage didn’t escape the concept is all the time current in F1: if you do not have the fitting automotive. , and W13 was not right, chances are you’ll be Jesus however you’ll not win.

Mattia Binotto (6)

He’s caught between Hell and Purgatory, the place we find yourself placing him as a result of Ferrari has moved on anyway. But you need them to disagree. We’ll see if this classic goes awry, the place he solely decides to battle Red till the top of each titles, it finally ends up costing him his head. The workforce chief was not all the time preferred, particularly as a result of he generally supplied greater than questionable explanations for errors or unhealthy selections.

Sergio Pérez (6)

A author of highs and lows. In entrance of Verstappen, who stated that he shot him in Montecarlo (spin wished to destroy his qualification?) which price the Dutchman “a divinis” disqualification, he appears like Fantozzi in entrance of his boss. And, by the way, Max didn’t assist him defend his second place on the World Championship.

Mercedes (6)

The reference workforce was misplaced in a season with automotive bother. You’re additionally seeing flaws in a bunch that appears good. But over time issues obtained higher and, with a bang, W13 in some way reached stage. Watch out for 2023: the need to mud off the lackluster competitors is excessive.

Valtteri Bottas (6)

Responsive and profitable originally of the season, then fell asleep which additionally affected Alfa Romeo. But Mr. Botta, who usually used Mercedes-Benz instruments to drive a ship, was from a hearth engine; this one, which clearly manages to be one much less resident, needs to be a bit of extra lenient as a substitute.

Esteban Ocon (6)

He has nice expertise, which he usually wastes. He ended the connection with Alonso and he’s not good within the workforce. However, he stays an fascinating driver: Purgatory will do him good.

Kevin Magnussen (6)

In engine purgatory he’s aboard the Speeder. The Vikings usually lose themselves due to an excessive amount of consideration: however they’re those who give it to us and that is proper.

Alexander Albon (6)

He tried to do what he might with an invisible Williams. There is not any Hell for the Thai pilot, just for the bravery proven.

Zhou Guanyu (6)

Sealed with a registered license and nothing else (it was even on the expense of us Italians for the dismissal of Antonio Giovinazzi), the boy from Cathay has proven that he is aware of tips on how to proceed with dignity. Just a few “chinoseries” are lovely mild. Updated, perhaps in a greater seat.

Red Bull and Chris Horner (5)

The workforce and supervisor (who is sensible and properly-related within the boardroom) could be heavenly. But a troublesome protection in a price range-busting case sends all of them to hell.

Mclaren (5)

Apart from the bounce, the Woking workforce carried out properly which noticed them take fourth place within the World Championship. The workforce’s head coach Andreas Seidl (5) additionally results in the satan’s place because the chief govt, who had a really completely different outcome for Porsche within the endurance race.

Alpine (5)

Yes, ultimately it’s the fourth within the constructors’ standings, but when Alonso and Ocon have been capable of battle one another, it signifies that the fitting “deal with” was lacking within the management of the drivers. Finally, the automotive was usually unreliable.

Lance Stroll and Pierre Gasly (5)

The first in two years was the beginning of the worst and most harmful. And he has utterly refuted the objections which have all the time accompanied him: he runs as a result of his father is the proprietor of the steady. The Frenchman from Milan, alternatively, hasn’t grown, even when he has the a lot-maligned Alpha Tauri downside.

Haas and Alfa Romeos (5)

They have an identical season that began in a optimistic means however grew with a fall in outcomes. Haas additionally has to pay the damages brought on by Schumi junior’s accidents.

Aston Martin and Alpha Tauri (4.5)

A foul yr for each groups: the “inexperienced” have been very disenchanted when it comes to expectations, Faenza Alpha Tauri (previously Toro Rosso and Minardi) handed by being the “sister” of Red Bull, nevertheless it did not occur the identical. .

Yuki Tsunoda (4)

He accepted the «machine», however many Japanese remembered their buddy Takuma Sato, who together with Gp.

William (3)

How unhappy to see a workforce that gained world titles (9 amongst constructors, 7 amongst drivers) and which was nice. Poor Frank Williams should be delivering his grave.

Daniel Ricciardo, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi (2)

There are three that find yourself in Lucifer’s mouth, all with out a seat in F1. Ricciardo will return to Red Bull because the third driver and maybe notice that he was improper to depart the workforce as a result of Verstappen was being “grasp”; Latifi fell into bother maybe extra emotionally than artistically; Schumacher Jr. has made many errors and is confronted with the truth that an vital identify doesn’t make a grade; he has gone to Mercedes as a reserve, the thought of ​​seeing him as an proprietor at Ferrari could already be over.

FIA (0)

After the disasters of 2021 we hoped that there could be technological and organizational growth. Unfortunately, there have been many issues.

November 21, 2022 (replace November 21, 2022 | 18:32)

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