F1 2022 Japanese GP qualifying results

A stunning lap from MAx Verstappen ensured he is on pole position, followed by the two. Ferrari cars

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Red Bull‘s Max Verstappen claimed provisional pole for the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix, less than a tenth ahead of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari cars.

Verstappen was under investigation following an incident with Lando Norris, for which he was handed a reprimand, as the McLaren man pushed through 130R he, the slow-moving Red Bull of Verstappen appeared fishtailing across the track and Norris had to take to the grass to avoid a crash.

Leclerc was second, just a 0.010s behind his rival, and Carlos Sainz third and Sergio Perez in fourth but nearly half a second behind his teammate.

All four Mercedes and Alpine drivers also made the top ten, with Esteban Ocon leading the fight behind the frontrunners and qualifying fifth.

A tight Q2 session saw just 0.153s separate second and ninth and it was even tighter at the cutoff, Sebastian Vettel scraped into Q3 in the Aston Martin by just three milliseconds ahead of a frustrated Daniel Ricciardo.

Pierre Gasly was the headline casualty in Q1, following the news that he’ll join Alpine for the start of 2023. He complained about his front-left brake disc all session and later blamed the team for sending him out early in the session.

F1 Singapore GP 2022 – Qualifying Results

PosDriverTeamQ3 time
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:29.304
2Charles LeclercFerrari+0.010
3Carlos SainzFerrari+0.057
4Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.405
5Esteban OconAlpine+0.861
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.957
7Fernando AlonsoAlpine+1.018
8George RussellMercedes+1.085
9Sebastian VettelAston Martin+1.250
10Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.699
11Daniel RicciardoMcLarenEliminated in Q2
12Valtteri BottasAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q2
13Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriEliminated in Q2
14Zhou GuanyuAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q2
15Mick SchumacherHaasEliminated in Q2
16Alex AlbonWilliamsEliminated in Q1
17Pierre GaslyAlphaTauriEliminated in Q1
18Kevin MagnussenHaasEliminated in Q1
19Lance StrollAston MartinEliminated in Q1
20Nicholas LatifiWilliamsEliminated in Q1
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An international multi-award-winning journalist, Adam Dickinson has written for Total-Motorsport.com since June 2022 and also contributes to TNT Sports, Eurosport and the Rugby Paper. He's also had articles published in the Daily Telegraph and several local newspapers, previously worked for Last-Lap.co.uk and FeederSeries.net in motorsport, and graduated with a First-Class Journalism Degree from the University of Sheffield having also studied in Oklahoma. Adam started watching F1 by accident in 2007, catching the last race in Indianapolis, and attended his first race as a journalist at the 2023 British Grand Prix.
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