Charles Leclerc pulled out a sensational lap at the end of the 2022 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix qualifying session to take pole position in a thrilling end to Q3 at Marina Bay, just beating out Sergio Perez in the Red Bull.
The damp conditions in Singapore meant qualifying initially started on intermediate tyres, but as we moved into Q3 the Marina Bay surface started drying and we had a sensational final few minutes on slick tyres as the track evolved.
Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and finally Leclerc had their cars in top spot, with the Ferrari man eventually taking pole.
Max Verstappen strangely aborted his penultimate flying lap, then on his last, he was ordered into the pits, which resulted in a tirade of abuse towards his Red Bull team.
Esteban Ocon in the Alpine and Daniel Ricciardo of McLaren failing to make it out of Q1, while Mercedes’ George Russell was the big surprise as he never made it out of Q2.
Sebastian Vettel in the Aston Martin tried slick tyres in a bid to make it into the top 10, but the track wasn’t ready in Q2 and he exited Qualifying along with teammate Lance Stroll.
F1 Singapore GP 2022 – Qualifying Results
|2||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||+0.022|
|8||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||+1.983|
|11||George Russell||Mercedes||Eliminated in Q2|
|12||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||Eliminated in Q2|
|13||Mick Schumacher||Haas||Eliminated in Q2|
|14||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||Eliminated in Q2|
|15||Guanyu Zhou||Alfa Romeo||Eliminated in Q2|
|16||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||Eliminated in Q1|
|17||Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren||Eliminated in Q1|
|18||Esteban Ocon||Alpine||Eliminated in Q1|
|19||Alexander Albon||Williams||Eliminated in Q1|
|20||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||Eliminated in Q1|