F1 2022: Australian GP Starting Grid

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is on pole position alongside world champion Max Verstappen in the Red Bull

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc reacts after placing first in Australian GP qualifying REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A stunning lap from Charles Leclerc saw the Ferrari driver put his car on pole position for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix, meaning he will be at the front of the starting grid with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen beside him. 

The second Red Bull of Sergio Perez starts on the second row of the grid, next to the resurgent McLaren of Lando Norris. It’s an all Mercedes third row as Lewis Hamilton jumped ahead of George Russell at the end of Q3. 

Fernando Alonso was left to rue his luck, and the reliability of his Alpine, as he was on a monumental lap, which would have put him in and around the battle for pole, but a hydraulic problem caused the Spaniard to crash without setting a time. 

Australian GP 2022 – Full Starting Grid

1Charles LeclercFerrari
2Max VerstappenRed Bull
3Sergio PerezRed Bull
4Lando NorrisMcLaren
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes
6George RussellMercedes
7Daniel RicciardoMcLaren
8Esteban OconAlpine
9Carlos SainzFerrari
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine
11Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri
12Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo
13Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri
14Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo
15Mick SchumacherHaas
16Kevin MagnussenHaas
17Sebastian VettelAston Martin
18Nicholas LatifiWilliams
19Lance StrollAston Martin
20Alex AlbonWilliams
*Provisional Starting Grid
  • Alex Albon – Three place grid penalty for causing a collision (2022 Saudi Arabian GP)
  • Lance Stroll – Three place grid penalty for causing a collision