F1 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Starting Grid – Final Grid Positions

Max Verstappen led a Red Bull 1-2 in qualifying for the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, beating Sergio Perez to pole position

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Max Verstappen took his seventh pole position of the 2022 Formula 1 season with a dominant performance in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, to lead a Red Bull 1-2 on the starting grid at Yas Marina.

Verstappen had two laps that were good enough for top spot in Q3 as he put his Brazil team orders controversy behind him to blitz the field at the Yas Marina Circuit. He will start alongside teammate Sergio Perez, in what is a Noah’s Ark grid on the first three rows.

Having struggles in practice, Ferrari came alive as the temperatures cooled to take third with Charles Leclerc and fourth with Carlos Sainz on the starting grid.

Lewis Hamilton‘s hopes of keeping his streak of winning a race in every season he’s competed in since his F1 debut in 2007 took a hit as he will only start from fifth, next to teammate George Russell.

Lando Norris was the best of the midfield in seventh, ahead of Esteban Ocon which is important for McLaren‘s slim chances of beating Alpine to fourth place in the constructors’ championsihp.

The retiring Sebastian Vettel will line up from ninth, in front of Daniel Ricciardo who could also be driving in his final Grand Prix weekend.

Here is the full starting grid for the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the Yas Marina Circuit.

2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Starting Grid

Pos.DriverTeam
1Max VerstappenRed Bull
2Sergio PerezRed Bull
3Charles LeclercFerrari
4Carlos SainzFerrari
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes
6George RussellMercedes
7Lando NorrisMcLaren
8Esteban OconAlpine
9Sebastian VettelAston Martin
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine
11Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri
12Mick SchumacherHaas
13Daniel Ricciardo*McLaren
14Lance StrollAston Martin
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo
16Kevin MagnussenHaas
17Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri
18Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo
19Alex AlbonWilliams
20Nicolas LatifiWilliams
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Nigel Chiuhttps://total-motorsport.com/author/nigel-chiu/
Nigel Chiu is an NCTJ-qualified journalist who worked at Total-Motorsport for 18 months until May 2023. He has been following F1 since 2007 and hasn’t missed a Grand Prix weekend since. Nigel’s worked with several motorsport websites, plus Eurosport and subsequently went on to work with Sky Sports F1 where he travels to multiple F1 races each season.
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