RACE DEBRIEF

    For 2022, F1 and Crypto.com are letting you, the fans, be the judges of the best on-track action, with the Crypto.com Overtake King Award. At each Grand Prix, F1 fans can vote via social media for the boldest and bravest manoeuvre of the day – with that driver earning the Overtake King Award.

    With one winner per round, at the end of the 2022 season, each and every winning moment will then be pitted against one another, with the fans again voting for their absolute favourite on-track move of the season – and with that driver being crowned the 2022 Crypto.com Overtake King.

    Round 5 - Miami: Fernando Alonso

    Fernando Alonso may have come away from the inaugural Miami Grand Prix with nul points – but the Spaniard put on a hell of a show on track. And it’s Alonso who takes the plaudits post-Miami, having pulled off a beautiful move on Lewis Hamilton on Lap 1 – Alonso telling the media afterwards that a slow drivers’ parade had allowed him to get a read on the asphalt at Turn 1 and plot his overtake.

    Fernando Alonso - 2022 Miami Grand Prix │Crypto.com Overtake King

    Round 4 - Emilia Romagna: Max Verstappen

    There was no shortage of gutsy overtaking manoeuvres at Imola – given the trying conditions, gutsy was usually the only way to go. Your vote went to this masterclass of a pass from Max Verstappen, skilfully seizing the lead late on from Charles Leclerc to triumph in the F1 Sprint.

    Max Verstappen - 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix │Crypto.com Overtake King

    Round 3 - Australia: Sergio Perez

    Sergio Perez looked like a driver on a mission at the Australian Grand Prix, pulling off some beautiful moves. Top of the pile, though, was this opportune pass on Lewis Hamilton going into the fearsomely fast Turn 9, allowing Perez to ultimately claim his first podium of the season.

    Sergio Pérez - 2022 Australian Grand Prix │Crypto.com Overtake King

    Round 2 - Saudi Arabia: Kevin Magnussen

    The second Formula 1 race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit had no shortage of spectacular overtakes - including an intra-team dice between the Alpine drivers and a thrilling duel for the win - but this multi-corner stunner from Haas man Kevin Magnussen rightly took your plaudits...

    Kevin Magnussen - 2022 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix │Crypto.com Overtake King

    Round 1 - Bahrain: Charles Leclerc

    On-track opponents don't come much tougher than Max Verstappen, but Charles Leclerc had the measure of the world champion, repassing the Red Bull not once but twice on successive laps, with the second overtake below all but sealing the Monagasque driver's third F1 victory for Ferrari...

    Charles Leclerc - 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix │Crypto.com Overtake King