In a ding-dong battle between Ferrari and Red Bull in Qualifying for the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc bagged the first pole position of the 2022 Formula 1 season ahead of world champion Max Verstappen.
The Mercedes’ seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton wasn’t in the fight for pole, but was best of the rest as he finished fifth, behind the Red Bulls and Ferrari cars.
Formula 1 newcomer Guanyu Zhou will start 15th on his Alfa Romeo debut, while Alex Albon made 14th on his F1 return. Mick Schumacher put in an excellent performance for Haas he came in 12th with Lando Norris’ McLaren just behind in 13th.
McLaren struggled in Q1 with Daniel Ricciardo only managing to put his car 18th, while both Aston Martin’s were eliminated early on as Nicholas Latifi in the Williams will start last.
F1 Bahrain GP 2022 – Qualifying Results
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||+0.123|
|4||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||+0.363|
|6||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||+1.002|
|11||Esteban Ocon||Alpine||Eliminated in Q2|
|12||Mick Schumacher||Haas||Eliminated in Q2|
|13||Lando Norris||McLaren||Eliminated in Q2|
|14||Alexander Albon||Williams||Eliminated in Q2|
|15||Guanyu Zhou||Alfa Romeo||Eliminated in Q2|
|16||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri||Eliminated in Q1|
|17||Nico Hulkenberg||Aston Martin||Eliminated in Q1|
|18||Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren||Eliminated in Q1|
|19||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||Eliminated in Q1|
|20||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||Eliminated in Q1|