1. Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (110 laps) 2. Grand Prix of Montreal (98 laps) 3. Grand Prix of Texas (148 laps) 4. Grand Prix of Toronto (106 laps) 5. British Grand Prix (77 laps) 6. Illinois 500 (200 laps) 7. Grand Prix of Alabama (104 laps) 8. Grand Prix of Vancouver (97 laps) 9. Vegas Grand Prix (88 laps) 10. Daytona Grand Prix (200 laps) 11. Grand Prix of Phoenix (150 laps) 12. Grand Prix of Los Angeles (102 laps) 13. Seattle Grand Prix (119 laps)
The Illinois 500 will be the premiere race of the Motorsports World Championship and will be on the schedule every year. It is being likened to the Indy500 and Daytona 500 in terms of prestige.
Post by JoeyOhCanada on Jun 8, 2022 23:40:10 GMT 1
Race One: Grand Prix of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida
With everyone just getting the hang of their cars, the qualifying results were somewhat shocking as Ford's Max Chilton took the pole position with a blistering lap. He was joined on the front row by Porsche's Daniel Ricciardo.
7 time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton shocked many by not being able to get his Mercedes out of Q1, qualifying in 17th place on the grid.
One of the youngest drivers on the grid, Dodge's Mick Schumacher showed that he has the Schumacher gene by qualifying in 4th place, just behind Audi's Josef Newgarden.
A poor start from Max Chilton saw him drop back 6 positions with Daniel Ricciardo taking the early lead. Meanwhile, Mick Schumacher attempted to get past Josef Newgarden but clipped his back wheel sending both men off the track and out of the race.
Lewis Hamilton began to make his way through the field, gaining 4 places in the first 4 laps. Daniel Ricciardo maintained his lead until his engine blew and he was out of the race putting Max Verstappen into the lead.
The podium looked to be Verstappen, George Russell and Charles Leclerc but Russell had a poor pit stop and dropped back several spots. Hamilton's climb continued and while impressive, just wasn't enough to score any points.
Team Standings 1. Toyota (13 points) 2. Ferrari (8 points) 3. Dodge (6 points) 4. Mercedes (4 points) 5. Ford (3 points)
As we head into the Grand Prix of Montreal, Max Verstappen leads the driver standings by 5 points over Charles Leclerc while Toyota leads Ferrari by 5 points. The chase for the championship is completely wide open and it's anyone's to take.