Max Verstappen emerged on top during Qualifying for the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix, meaning he will start line up first in the starting grid for the F1 Sprint Race on Saturday, ahead of Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari

The red flag came out twice during Q3 as first Lewis Hamilton put his car into the barriers at Turn 7, then his Mercedes teammate George Russell lost it at Turn 10, with both looking quick in the session

Red Bull had some bad news after Qualifying was over as Sergio Perez had all his Q3 times deleted and was dropped from fourth to 13th on the starting grid for the Austrian GP Sprint Race. 

F1 Austrian GP 2022 – Sprint Race Starting Grid

PosDriverTeam
1Max VerstappenRed Bull
2Charles LeclercFerrari
3Carlos SainzFerrari
4George RussellMercedes
5Esteban OconAlpine
6Kevin MagnussenHaas
7Mick SchumacherHaas
8Fernando AlonsoAlpine
9Lewis HamiltonMercedes
10Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri
11Alexander AlbonWilliams
12Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo
13Sergio Perez*Red Bull
14Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri
15Lando NorrisMcLaren
16Daniel RicciardoMcLaren
17Lance StrollAston Martin
18Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo
19Nicholas LatifiWilliams
20Sebastian VettelAston Martin
*Deletion of lap time on lap 17 and Deletion of all lap times in Q3 – Leaving the track without justifiable reason