Who Will Win The 2022 Formula One World Championship?

Who will win the 2022 Formula One World Championship? It's time to make your 2022 F1 predictions.Out of all the 2022 Formula One World Championship drivers and fastest cars in F1, who has the best car in 2022? Last year's Formula One finals went down to the wire with Max Verstappen shocking Lewis Hamilton for the title and sparking debate over fairness and ethics. Who will win F1 in 2022? Which Formula One drivers do you love to watch in 2022? 

When it comes to F1 championship predictions,  look no further than the best driver in Formula One, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton - one of the most iconic and celebrated racers to ever get behind the wheel. However, Hamilton was dethroned in 2021 by Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen, who looks to repeat as champion. Formula one stalwarts like Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, and Valerie Bottas will all have something to say this year. As will young Formula One stars Daniel Ricciardo, George Russell, and Carlos Sainz Jr., who look to claim glory as they drive to survive. 

Who will win the 2022 Formula One World Championship? Who is the best Formula One driver in 2022? Vote up your favorite Formula One racers, and re-rank this list based on the way you think the Formula One Championship will play out!

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  • Charles Leclerc
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    134 votes

    Charles Leclerc

    Leclerc continues with Ferrari in 2022, as he searches for his first win since 2019. Leclerc had one podium finish in 2021 at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, which should fuel the Monégasque Leclerc to push harder this season. Ferrari is certainly a team to watch in 2022.

    • Birthplace: Pontoise, France
    • Team: Ferrari
  • Max Verstappen
    Photo: Red Bull Racing
    122 votes

    The defending champion Verstappen became the first Dutch driver to win the Formula One World Championship, and the 34th Formula One World Drivers' Champion. He will be right back at Lewis Hamilton's throat when the 2022 Formula One World Championship kicks off in March. In 2021, Verstappen had 17 podium finishes out of the 23 race schedule which helped the Red Bull team finish second in the constructor standings with 585.5 points. Verstappen is a menace on the track and will look to dethrone Hamilton for good this season. 

    • Birthplace: Hasselt, Belgium
    • Team: Red Bull Racing
  • Carlos Sainz Jr.
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    84 votes

    Carlos Sainz Jr.

    Carlos Sainz was probably the driver of 2021 outside of the two championship contenders. Just ask Sebastian Vettel or Daniel Ricciardo how hard it is to adapt after changing teams – but Sainz had no such problems. The Spaniard overdelivered on expectations last year, ending the campaign with 15 successive points finishes (the longest active scoring streak) in a run that included three podiums. Sainz's trajectory could have him rocketing towards a maiden win this year – and if the car is up to it, he could win multiple.

    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
    • Team: Ferrari
  • Sergio Pérez
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    76 votes

    The pair of Verstappen and Perez continue for the Red Bull team in 2022. Perez put together a strong year with the Red Bull team taking a win at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as well as five podiums and finished fourth overall in the driver standings. The Red Bull team will look to carry this momentum into 2022 and challenge to be Constructors' Champions. 

    • Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Team: Red Bull Racing
  • In the controversial final race of last season at Abu Dhabi, Verstappen just narrowly edged out Hamilton by 2.2 seconds to secure the championship, after an unprecedented sequence. The seven-time champion Hamilton briefly thought about retiring. In 2022, the GOAT Hamilton, who has over 100 wins in nearly 300 starts, will look to reclaim his throne, now as a challenger to Verstappen, in what could be Hamilton's last drive.

    • Birthplace: Stevenage, England
    • Team: Mercedes
  • Lando Norris
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    69 votes

    Since joining Formula 1 in 2019, Norris has continued to ascend and saw an exponential rise into stardom in 2021. Last season, the young Brit had four podium finishes, almost had his first win, and finished sixth overall in the driver standings. Working together with Ricciardo showed promise, as the duo earned their first one-two finish together in 2021 at the Monza circuit in Italy. In year two as teammates, they hope to continue this fruitful partnership.

    • Birthplace: Bristol, England
    • Team: McLaren