F1: Max Verstappen wins Spanish GP after Leclerc is forced to retire –as it happened!

Max Verstappen cruised to triumph in Spain after Charles Leclerc’s dramatic mid-race retirement

1) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
2) Max Verstappen, Red Bull
3) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
4) George Russell, Mercedes
5) Sergio Perez, Red Bull
6) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
7) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
8) Kevin Magnussen, Haas
9) Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
10) Mick Schumacher, Haas
11) Lando Norris, McLaren
12) Esteban Ocon, Alpine
13) Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
14) Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
15) Guanyu Zhou, AlphaRomeo
16) Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin
17) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin
18) Alexander Albon, Williams
19) Nicholas Latifi, Williams
20) Fernando Alonso, Alpine

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F1 season cut to 22 races after Russian GP not replaced on calendar

  • Sochi race pulled from the calendar after invasion of Ukraine
  • Return to Qatar to fill round-17 gap has been ruled out

The Russian Grand Prix will not be replaced on this year’s calendar after the Formula One race in Sochi was cancelled in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. The F1 season, which had been set to host a record 23 meetings, will now revert to 22 races.

F1 had been looking at potential alternative venues to stand in for Russia but concluded that the additional costs and burdens another race would have placed on teams and personnel were not warranted.

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