Tuesday, September 26

Formula 1 2022: Assessing the key team-mate battles so far as George Russell holds Lewis Hamilton lead

Who’s leading the key team-mate head to heads at the halfway stage of the season? Assessing Charles Leclerc vs Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton vs George Russell and more, comparing qualifying and race results; Watch the French GP live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend, Sunday’s race at 2pm

New cars, new title contenders – and new team-mate battles.

It’s been an epic first half of the 2022 season with wheel-to-wheel action aplenty between rival teams and drivers, but the ultimate yard stick in F1 is beating your team-mate, one that can be crucial come contract time.

There have been some impressive – and somewhat surprising – benchmarks being set by drivers so far this year, as the comparisons below show as we round up all the key numbers and results from 11 rounds.

Verstappen 9-2 Perez
Best result: Verstappen 1st, Perez 1st
Poles: Verstappen 3-1 Perez

Verstappen 2-0 Perez

Verstappen 7-3 Perez
Best result: Verstappen 1st, Perez 1st
Wins: Verstappen 6-1 Perez
Podiums: Verstappen 8-6 Perez
Points: Verstappen 208-151 Perez

The seat alongside Max Verstappen has been a poisoned chalice in recent years and the Dutchman has continued his fine record of dominating his team-mate thus far – though Sergio Perez is enjoying a much more competitive second campaign with Red Bull.

The new-for-2022 cars appear to suit Perez and he has delivered his first pole this year and a maiden Monaco win and while the head-to-heads are stacked in Verstappen’s favour, the gaps have been much closer. Still, Verstappen has been in great form through the first half of his title defence.

Please follow and like us: