September 2022 Preview

This month will see most racing series continue their 2022 season while some will conclude theirs. Here is a rundown of some of the series in action in September.

Formula 1

Having had its summer break, and then returned to action in the latter part of August with the Belgian Grand Prix, Formula 1 is set to contest two races in September starting with the Dutch Grand Prix on 4 September followed by the Italian Grand Prix on 11 September.

Max Verstappen will start the month 93 points clear at the top of the drivers’ championship from Sergio Perez with third occupied by Charles Leclerc who is five points behind the Mexican.

Mick Schumacher of Haas battles for position with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen en route to his first points finish in F1 at the 2022 British Grand Prix” by fuji.tim is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Formula 1 will be supported at both the Dutch and Italian Grands Prix by Formula 2 and Formula 3. For the former it represents the twelfth and thirteenth rounds of its season while for Formula 3 it is the last two rounds of its 2022 season.

Heading into the final two rounds of the season Isack Hadjar heads the Formula 3 driver standings by one point from Oliver Bearman with Victor Martins third one point behind second place.

NTT IndyCar Series

This month will see the IndyCar Series conclude its 2022 season with two races. The first will be in Portland on 4 September followed a week later by the season finale taking place at Laguna Seca on 11 September.

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Will Power will start the final month of the season leading the driver standings from teammate Josef Newgarden by three points. Third in the standings is Scott Dixon who is 11 points behind Newgarden and three ahead of Marcus Ericsson who is fourth in the standings. Behind Ericsson in the championship is reigning champion Alex Palou who is 26 points behind the 2022 Indianapolis 500 champion.

MotoGP

This month is set to see MotoGP hold three events, starting off with the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano on 4 September. The series will then head to Aragon on 18 September and complete the month’s racing at Motegi in Japan on 25 September.

Fabio Quartararo will begin the month at the top of the riders’ standings with a 32 point advantage over second placed Aleix Espargaro. Completing the top three in the standings is Francesco Bagnaia who is 12 points behind Espargaro and therefore 44 points behind Quartararo.

NASCAR

The NASCAR Cup Series has entered the playoffs with Chase Elliott being crowned the regular season champion. This month will see the Cup Series hold four races starting with Darlington on 4 September, followed by Kansas on 11 September, Bristol on 17 September before completing the month in Texas on 25 September.

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The top four in the playoff standings at the start of the month are Elliott, Joey Logano, Ross Chastain and Kyle Larson.

World Rally Championship (WRC)

The WRC is set to hold two rallies this month starting with the Acropolis Rally Greece across 8-11 September. The series will complete the month with the Rally New Zealand which will take place 29 September-2 October.

Kalle Rovanpera will start the month leading the championship for drivers by 72 points from Ott Tanak, the latter having won the two rallies previous in Finland and Belgium. Completing the top three in the championship is Elfyn Evans who is 15 points behind Tanak and 10 ahead of fourth placed Thierry Neuville.

In the championship for manufacturers Toyota continue to lead the way and have an 88 point lead over second placed Hyundai at the beginning of September. M-Sport Ford occupy third in the championship and are 104 points behind Hyundai.

Extreme E

The Extreme E championship returns to action this month for the fourth round, and third event, of the season as it is set to compete in Chile between 24-25 September.

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In the teams’ championship it is Rosberg X Racing that will start the event on top, 32 points clear of second placed Chip Ganassi Racing who themselves are only one point ahead of Acciona | Sainz in third who in turn are only a point ahead of Team X44 in fourth.

World Endurance Championship (WEC)

The WEC returns this month for the penultimate round of its 2022 season as the championship head to Fuji Speedway for the 6 Hours of Fuji on 11 September.

In Hypercar the drivers’ championship is led by the #36 Alpine who are 10 points ahead of second placed #8 Toyota. The top three is completed by the #7 Toyota which is 20 points behind second place.

The LMP2 driver standings sees the #38 Jota at the top from the #23 United Autosports followed by the #41 RealTeam by WRT who are level with the #9 Prema.

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In the GTE Pro drivers’ championship it is the #51 AF Corse heading the standings from the #91 Porsche with the #92 Porsche in third.

In GTE Am the #33 TF Sport leads from the #98 Northwest AMR entry with third taken by the #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing.

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