F1 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix Starting Grid – Final Grid Positions

George Russell won an exciting F1 Sprint Race to start from first place for the 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix, leading Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes front row lockout

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George Russell won an action-packed Sprint Race to start from first place for the 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix, as Mercedes surprisingly locked out the front row of the grid in Sao Paulo.

Russell overtook Max Verstappen mid-race after the Red Bull driver picked up some debris early in the race from Alex Albon‘s Williams at Interlagos.

Carlos Sainz finished second, following his aggressive overtake on Verstappen, which damaged the front wing of the Dutchman, but has a five grid place penalty for a new internal combustion engine so will start seventh.

Lewis Hamilton also got by Verstappen to earn a place on the front row, as he looks to maintain his streak of winning a race in every season he’s competed in.

Verstappen will start third, ahead of teammate Sergio Perez and the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc. Lando Norris is next in sixth, whilst Sprint Race pole sitter Kevin Magnussen will be eighth, in front of Sebastian Vettel and Pierre Gasly.

AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda replaced the floor, front and rear wings of his car during Parc Fermé on Saturday, installing different specification front and rear wing parts, and will thus be required to start the Brazilian GP from the pit lane.

Here is the full starting grid for the 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix from the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo.

2022 Brazilian Grand Prix starting grid

Pos.DriverTeam
1George RussellMercedes
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes
3Max VerstappenRed Bull
4Sergio PerezRed Bull
5Charles LeclercFerrari
6Lando NorrisMcLaren
7Carlos Sainz*Ferrari
8Kevin MagnussenHaas
9Sebastian VettelAston Martin
10Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren
12Mick SchumacherHaas
13Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo
14Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo
15Lance StrollAston Martin
16Esteban OconAlpine
17Fernando AlonsoAlpine
18Nicholas LatifiWilliams
19Alex AlbonWilliams
20Yuki Tsunoda*AlphaTauri
  • Yuki Tsunoda – Start from the pit lane – Car modified whilst under Parc Fermé conditions
  • Carlos Sainz – 5 place grid penalty – Additional power unit element has been used
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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 where he travels to multiple F1 races each season.
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