The motorists who astonished F1 Triviareaders by beating their crew mates in 2022

At the commencing of the 2022 period we invited F1 Triviareaders to give their verdicts on which motorists would appear out on leading in every of the ten Method one groups.

With the period guiding us, a look at the last scores reveals our audience effectively predicted how 7 of all those battles would flip out. But the rating-traces proved a shock at a few groups – all of which showcased in the entrance 50 % of the discipline.

Here’s who arrived out on leading at every crew – and which motorists astonished our audience by out-scoring their crew mates.

Crimson Bull(L to R): Sergio Perez, Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Baku Street Circuit, 2022Perez designed way for Verstappen far more than after when the crew decreed

Prediction: ninety six% of audience anticipated Verstappen would complete forward Outcome: Verstappen 454 – 305 Perez

Unusually for Max Verstappen, he did not constantly come across it easy to get the finest out of Crimson Bull’s new automobile at the commencing of the period. Sergio Perez was the initial of the pair to set it on pole placement – a feat he in no way earlier realized in his job.

Typical assistance was reasonably swiftly resumed, even so. In the estimation of crew principal Christian Horner equally motorists savored their finest at any time seasons. Verstappen’s was rather a little bit greater, even so, together with a report-breaking fifteen grand prix wins to his crew mate’s two.


Prediction: fifty four% of audience anticipated Sainz would complete forward Outcome: Leclerc 308 – 246 Sainz

2nd location in the last race of 2021 ensured Carlos Sainz Jnr out-scored Charles Leclerc in their initial period alongside one another as crew mates. That astonished numerous of our audience, who overwhelmingly picked Leclerc to appear out on leading.

It appears to be numerous of you reappraised your perspective of the pair throughout the off-period, and Sainz was narrowly favored as the leading scorer in advance of the 2022 marketing campaign started. Having said that he did not gel with Ferrari’s new automobile at initial, and as equally motorists endured a blend of Ferrari technological difficulty and technique mistakes, Leclerc preserved the higher hand this time.

MercedesGeorge Russell, Mercedes, Interlagos, 2022Only one particular Mercedes driver took pole and gained – and it was not Hamilton

Prediction: sixty nine% of audience anticipated Hamilton would complete forward Outcome: Russell – 275 – 240 Hamilton

If there was any larger shock in 2022 than Mercedes’ unexpected tumble from grace, it was definitely George Russell out-scoring his new, 7-instances earth winner crew mate. Having said that a stable minority of our audience evidently suspected the newcomer would give Lewis Hamilton a operate for his cash.

Russell constantly out-scored Hamilton more than a 6-race extend early in the calendar year. Hamilton was in no way capable to overturn that deficit, even with using one particular far more podium than his crew mate. Russell may well have been pipped on that metric, but he took equally of Mercedes’ pole positions this calendar year and, most importantly, their only victory.


Prediction: eighty% of audience anticipated Alonso would complete forward Outcome: Ocon ninety two – eighty one Alonso

Like Hamilton, Fernando Alonso rarely will get out-scored by a crew mate (fittingly, they finished their only calendar year together with every other tied on details). So it does Esteban Ocon’s qualifications no damage at all to have set one particular more than the two times-winner this calendar year.

But how significantly was that on benefit, and how significantly was it a consequence of Alpine’s unreliability? When Alonso was fast to stage out the numerous failures his automobile endured, frequently at the minimum opportune times, Ocon famous he was also permit down by his A522 at instances. Although not, it has to be claimed, rather as frequently as Alonso was.

McLarenOne more hard calendar year with Norris permit Ricciardo heading for the exit

Prediction: eighty four% of audience anticipated Norris would complete forward Outcome: Norris 122 – 37 Ricciardo

In advance of the 2021 period, new McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo was the overpowering favorite between our audience to appear out forward of his junior crew mate. But Lando Norris emphatically held sway, Ricciardo’s Monza earn notwithstanding.

Heading into this period the F1 Triviareadership experienced taken observe: eighty four% of you tipped Norris to prevail, and he duly did to this sort of an extent that McLaren confirmed Ricciardo the doorway with a calendar year remaining to operate on his deal. Did any person see that coming 9 months in the past?

Alfa Romeo

Prediction: ninety three% of audience anticipated Bottas would complete forward Outcome: Bottas forty nine – six Zhou

An all-new driver line-up at Alfa Romeo paired a extremely professional, various race winner with a full newcomer. Of course Valtteri Bottas was extensively favoured to conquer Zhou Guanyu, and which is particularly how it turned out. Nevertheless, Zhou turned in some creditable performances and lifted his video game as the period went on. This could be a great deal nearer subsequent calendar year.

Aston MartinStroll will have a different earth winner together with him subsequent calendar year

Prediction: 89% of audience anticipated Vettel would complete forward Outcome: Vettel 37 – eighteen Stroll

Inspite of lacking the initial two races of the period, Sebastian Vettel finest his crew mate all over again at Aston Martin. That was no significantly less than our audience anticipated, and Lance Stroll has no explanation to hope an less difficult time subsequent calendar year when Alonso requires more than the other Aston Martin.


Prediction: sixty seven% of audience anticipated Magnussen would complete forward Outcome: Magnussen twenty five – twelve Schumacher

Not like previous calendar year, the Haas motorists experienced a automobile that was fast sufficient to rating details. After Kevin Magnussen was put in in location of the ousted Nikita Mazepin, it did not appear superior for Mick Schumacher’s probabilities of coming out on leading below, as our audience effectively judged.

AlphaTauri(L to R): Yuki Tsunoda, Pierre Gasly, Silverstone, 2022It was a hard sufficient calendar year for AlphaTauri without the need of their motorists functioning into every other

Prediction: ninety five% of audience anticipated Gasly would complete forward Outcome: Gasly 23 – twelve Tsunoda

Yuki Tsunoda’s 2nd period in F1 was a apparent advancement more than his initial, and he retained Pierre Gasly trustworthy. But our readers’ pre-period prediction that Gasly would rating the most details in no way appeared in critical jeopardy.


Prediction: 89% of audience anticipated Albon would complete forward Outcome: Albon four – two Latifi

Nicholas Latifi was spared the ignominy of ending his last period as the only complete-time driver who unsuccessful to rating a stage when a daring early tyre adjust netted him ninth in Japan. This was a appreciable aid, as not only experienced Alexander Albon by now scored details for Williams, but so experienced his stand-in Nyck de Vries.

By this time Williams experienced by now verified Latifi was not element of their programs for 2023.

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