F1 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying results

Haas F1 driver Kevin Magnussen took a shock pole position for the 2022 Brazilian GP Sprint Race

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Kevin Magnussen has taken a sensational pole position for the 2022 Brazilian GP, after changeable track conditions and a Red Flag played out brilliantly for the Haas driver. 

Charles Leclerc started Q3 on Intermediate tyres and after attempting a flying lap, the Monegasque quickly pitted for Soft tyres. While George Russell put his Mercedes in the gravel trap at Turn 4 which brought out the Red Flag. 

That means Magnussen will take his first ever pole position in Formula 1, and will start the Sprint Race on Saturday on the front row. 

Q2 saw more drama as track conditions were changing with each passing minute. Both Aston Martin cars were unable to make it into the final session while there was more misery for Daniel Ricciardo in the McLaren who will start the Sprint in 14th. 

A frantic Q1 session saw all drivers start on Intermediate tyres, but as conditions improved slick tyres came into play and the times tumbled with Valtteri Bottas, last year’s pole sitter, and his Alfa Romeo teammate Guanyu Zhou eliminated. Mick Schumacher is dead last, just behind Yuki Tsunoda in the AlphaTauri

F1 2022 Brazilian GP – Qualifying Results

Pos.DriverTeamQ3 Time
1Kevin MagnussenHaas1:11.674
2Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.203
3George RussellMercedes+0.385
4Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.589
5Carlos SainzFerrari+0.683
6Esteban OconAlpine+0.751
7Fernando AlonsoAlpine+0.830
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.937
9Sergio PerezRed Bull+3.927
10Charles LeclercFerrari
11Alex AlbonWilliamsEliminated in Q2
12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauriEliminated in Q2
13Sebastian VettelAston MartinEliminated in Q2
14Daniel RicciardoMcLarenEliminated in Q2
15Lance StrollAston MartinEliminated in Q2
16Nicholas LatifiWilliamsEliminated in Q1
17Zhou GuanyuAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q1
18Valtteri BottasAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q1
19Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriEliminated in Q1
20Mick SchumacherHaasEliminated in Q1
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