Oracle Redbull Racing Duo Finish 1-2 in Emilia Romagna GP

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IMOLA, ITALY - APRIL 24: Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing and The Netherlands celebrates with Sergio Perez of Mexico and Red Bull Racing after finishing in first and second position during the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on April 24, 2022 in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202204240407 // Usage for editorial use only //

Dubai, UAE:  Round 3 of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix took place at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola . HRC “Honda Racing Corporation” providing technical support to Oracle Redbull Racing driver Max Verstappen finishing win and Sergio Perez in 2nd place.

Scuderia AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda started 12th and finished 7th. Pierre Gasly, who started 17th, moved up to 12th.

Max Verstappen

Oracle Red Bull Racing

To have a weekend like this for both of us with a one-two for the Team is just incredible. It was a very lovely Sunday! Everything today was well executed, coming into the weekend I didn’t expect it to be like this. It was more or less a perfect weekend, everything went well for us and we’ll of course enjoy today. I scored the maximum amount of points this weekend and we can be really proud of that as a Team, it’s a great boost. Today was all about judging the conditions, making the right calls and staying very focused and I think we did that very well. We need to keep focused and we know that at the next race we need to be up there again and keep this going. 

Sergio Perez

Oracle Red Bull Racing

 It was a tough race but an enjoyable one. Rule number one in these conditions is to finish. It was difficult because in these conditions it is easy to make a mistake and put a foot wrong but we managed a clean race and kept out of trouble, which was pretty important. I got a great start and the restart was good too, then I think the Team did a great job with strategy out there. On the intermediates I was really thinking to save the tyres but the degradation was high and Charles was really fast towards the end of that stint so I was happy to just keep him behind. The race was pretty intense with Charles, he was always within an undercut range and when we thought we had him under control he boxed and made things a lot harder for both of us. We were both pushing with cold tyres and, in fairness to Charles, it was easy to make mistakes. We have had such a difficult start to the season with reliability concerns and DNFs, so it was really important we brought it home today – it is a great result for the Team. 

Yuki Tsunoda

Scuderia AlphaTauri

 I’m super happy with today, especially to score points at our home track. There are a lot of people from the factory watching here in the grandstands today, every lap I could see the AlphaTauri flags being waved and it gave me a great boost, so it feels like a big thank you to everyone that works so hard in the team. The pace of the car has been really good today, I didn’t expect it to be quite that strong heading into the race, but we’ve made progress through the week and I’m pleased with the performance we showed this afternoon. 

Pierre Gasly

Scuderia AlphaTauri

 It was a frustrating race, we were all stuck in a DRS train and with the top speed we had, we weren’t able to do much. We’ve had really great performances in Quali up until this weekend, where sadly we didn’t perform well, which meant we were on the back foot from Friday. We need to go away and work out how to get back to a stronger Qualifying performance for the next race. I’m really excited about Miami, the track looks really good and I’m looking forward to racing there.

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

F1 2022 Round 4

Pos. Driver Num. Team Constr. Pts Time/Gap
1 Max VERSTAPPEN 1 Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing 26 1:32’07.986
2 Sergio PEREZ 11 Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing 18 16.527
3 Lando NORRIS 4 McLaren McLaren Mercedes 15 34.834
4 George RUSSELL 63 Mercedes Mercedes 12 42.506
5 Valtteri BOTTAS 77 Alfa Romeo Racing Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 10 43.181
6 Charles LECLERC 16 Ferrari Ferrari 8 56.072
7 Yuki TSUNODA 22 Scuderia AlphaTauri Scuderia AlphaTauri 6 61.11
8 Sebastian VETTEL 5 Aston Martin Aston Martin Mercedes 4 70.892

 

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