Esteban Ocon disputed his five-second time penalty for an unsafe release during the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, blaming a piece of pit equipment left in his path.
The Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix weekend challenged the drivers with a multiple wet sessions and the first sprint race of the season. Here’s each driver’s RaceFans rating for the Imola weekend.
As Formula 1 returned to Imola for the third consecutive year, RaceFans’ paddock reporter Claire Cottingham got her first taste of the northern Italian circuit.
Sebastian Vettel says his Aston Martin team deserved their reward after scoring their first points of 2022 with eighth place in Imola.
Several Formula 1 drivers complained DRS was activated later than it could have been in yesterday’s rain-affected grand prix at Imola.
Lando Norris’s podium finish in the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix proved McLaren have a competitive car, says team principal Andreas Seidl.
George Russell is certain his team mate Lewis Hamilton “is going to come back incredibly strong” after beating him again at Imola.
Valtteri Bottas scored his best result since joining Alfa Romeo yesterday after almost suffering a repeat of the disastrous pit stop which put him out of last year’s Monaco Grand Prix
“It won’t happen again” vowed Charles Leclerc after his late-race spin at Imola allowed a dominant Max Verstappen to cut his points lead.
Who was the best driver during the 2022 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix weekend? Compare how they did and vote for the best.
Red Bull thought Ferrari had to pit Charles Leclerc a second time due to tyre degradation, but his team confirmed it was a tactical move.
Max Verstappen says he wasn’t surprised to find himself lapping Lewis Hamilton during the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, given how poor Mercedes’ start to the season has been.
George Russell says that the physical effects of porpoising from the new ground effect 2022 Formula 1 cars is not sustainable for drivers.
Charles Leclerc dismissed suggestions he succumbed to pressure when he spun into a barrier while chasing Sergio Perez during the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton deserves a better car than Mercedes have given him, says team principal Toto Wolff.
Charles Leclerc took too much risk trying to pass Sergio Perez when he suffered a costly spin during the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, says Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.
Lewis Hamilton offered his apologies after finishing the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix 13th, nine places behind team mate George Russell.
Lando Norris says his McLaren team deserved their podium finish in Imola after turning around their poor start to the season.
Fernando Alonso was left to rue more misfortune after retiring early from the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix with damage.
Max Verstappen secured maximum points from the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix weekend by dominating from pole as Charles Leclerc threw away third place with a spin.