F1 2022: Japanese GP Starting Grid

Red Bull'ss Max Verstappen claimed pole position for the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix with the Dutchman followed by the two Ferrari cars

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With Max Verstappen on the cusp of the 2022 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship, the Red Bull driver put his car on pole position for the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix, starting just ahead of rival Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari

Verstappen was involved in a qualifying incident with Lando Norris, but escaped any grid penalties and was handed a reprimand by the stewards.

The sister Ferrari of Carlos Sainz is third on the Japanese GP starting grid, just in from of Sergio Perez in the other Red Bull

Estben Ocon, who will join forces at Alpine in 2023 with Pierre Gasly, was the best of the rest and will start in fifth place at Suzuka. Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes is sandwiched between the Alpine cars. 

Rain is forecast for the race itself, and Verstappen needs victory plus fastest lap to secure the 2022 title in Japan.  

Japanese GP 2022 – Full Starting Grid

PosDriverTeam
1Max VerstappenRed Bull
2Charles LeclercFerrari
3Carlos SainzFerrari
4Sergio PerezRed Bull
5Esteban OconAlpine
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes
7Fernando AlonsoAlpine
8George RussellMercedes
9Sebastian VettelAston Martin
10Lando NorrisMcLaren
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren
12Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo
13Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri
14Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo
15Mick SchumacherHaas
16Alex AlbonWilliams
17Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri
18Kevin MagnussenHaas
19Lance StrollAston Martin
20Nicholas Latifi*Williams
  • Latifi – 5 place grid penalty – Causing a collision (2022 Singapore Grand Prix)
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