A brilliant lap from Charles Leclerc gave the Ferrari driver pole position for the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix, ahead of title rival Max Verstappen in the Red Bull, his fourth time starting first in 2022.
There was some late drama as Leclerc spun in his first run of Q3, then in the second runs Verstappen had a DRS issue with his Red Bull and had to go back to the pits, meaning he was unable to set a second time.
The Mercedes cars showed that their upgrade package worked, with George Russell qualifying in fourth, and Lewis Hamilton sixth.
Mick Schumacher managed to get into Q3 for the first time in his career, and eventually placed 10th, just behind the McLaren of Daniel Ricciardo.
And after all the controversy over the Aston Martin upgrades, the Silverstone based team were unable to get out of Q3, with Lance Stroll qualifying in 18th and Sebastian Vettel only managing 15th place.
F1 Spanish GP 2022 – Qualifying Results
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||+0.323|
|5||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||+0.670|
|7||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||+0.858|
|11||Lando Norris||McLaren||Eliminated in Q2|
|12||Esteban Ocon||Alpine||Eliminated in Q2|
|13||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri||Eliminated in Q2|
|14||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri||Eliminated in Q2|
|15||Guanyu Zhou||Alfa Romeo||Eliminated in Q2|
|16||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||Eliminated in Q1|
|17||Fernando Alonso||Alpine||Eliminated in Q1|
|18||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||Eliminated in Q1|
|19||Alex Albon||Williams||Eliminated in Q1|
|20||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||Eliminated in Q1|