In the round-up: FIA right to curb F1 drivers’ political statements – Brown • Ferrari back Weug for Formula Regional move • Give GPDA more clout – Stewart
Another dramatic and often controversial season of Formula 1 meant these curious and noteworthy stories from it and beyond tended to get overlooked.
As the year draws to a close, look back on the funniest entries that you all submitted to each of our Caption Competitions in 2022.
RaceFans readers have voted Max Verstappen as their top driver of the 2022 Formula 1 season. But who else was picked as your Driver of the Weekend this year?
Philippe Streiff, who reached the Formula 1 podium at his sixth attempt before his career was cut short by injury, has died at the age of 67.
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Max Verstappen entered into his first ever world title defence with a target on his back. He ended the year a double champion and the undisputed best driver of the season.
Before the 2022 season began, McLaren signed Lando Norris to a three year extension. He spent every race weekend proving them right to do so.
In the round-up: Mercedes’ struggles “like a ghost in the car” – Hamilton • Seidl hiring shows Audi are serious – Sainz Snr • Edgar moves to MP for 2023 F3
Max Verstappen clinched the Formula 1 championship in anti-climactic circumstances at Suzuka, but the title fights disappointed in many single-seater series this year.
Through the first two months of the 2022 season, Charles Leclerc was a genuine title contender. It was not his fault his challenge unravelled soon after.
In the round-up: FIA criticised for “absurd” rule barring drivers from speaking out • Schumacher and Vettel reunite for RoC • IndyCar to disappear from iRacing
The FIA’s decision to ban drivers from expressing political views recalls how FIFA handled the recent football World Cup.
Fernando Alonso stunned many by signing for Aston Martin. After his 2022 season, it’s easy to see why the team want the 41-year-old on board.
In the round-up: Ninth place “not acceptable” for AlphaTauri – Marko • Frederick changes F3 teams • New open-wheel series launched in Australia
Ferrari has appointed its sixth different team principal in the space of 15 years. Some of its rivals have had the same leader the whole time, and only one has changed more often.
The FIA says its ban on drivers making political gestures has been made in line with the principles of the Olympic Movement.
Aston Martin have said they will knock down their former headquarters, which has been used by Formula 1 teams since 1991, next year.
George Russell’s first season at the front was likely not what he expected. However, he impressed alongside his illustrious team mate and secured Mercedes’ only win.
Formula 1 drivers and other participants in FIA events have been banned from making “political statements” without the prior permission of the governing body.