Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2022

2022 Spanish Grand Prix grid

2022 Spanish Grand Prix

Posted on

| Written by

Charles Leclerc has taken pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jnr.

Row 11. (16) Charles Leclerc 1’18.750
Ferrari F1-75
2. (1) Max Verstappen 1’19.073
Red Bull RB18
Row 23. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’19.166
Ferrari F1-75
4. (63) George Russell 1’19.393
Mercedes W13
Row 35. (11) Sergio Perez 1’19.420
Red Bull RB18
6. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’19.512
Mercedes W13
Row 47. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’19.608
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
8. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’19.682
Haas-Ferrari VF-22
Row 59. (3) Daniel Ricciardo 1’20.297
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
10. (47) Mick Schumacher 1’20.368
Haas-Ferrari VF-22
Row 611. (4) Lando Norris 1’20.471
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
12. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’20.638
Alpine-Renault A522
Row 713. (22) Yuki Tsunoda 1’20.639
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
14. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’20.861
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
Row 815. (24) Zhou Guanyu 1’21.094
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
16. (5) Sebastian Vettel 1’20.954
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
Row 917. (18) Lance Stroll 1’21.418
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
18. (23) Alexander Albon 1’21.645
Williams-Mercedes FW44
Row 1019. (6) Nicholas Latifi 1’21.915
Williams-Mercedes FW44
20. (14) Fernando Alonso 1’21.043
Alpine-Renault A522


Fernando Alonso: Start from back of grid due to exceeding the maximum number of power unit components

Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free

Author information

Keith Collantine
Lifelong motor sport fan Keith set up RaceFans in 2005 - when it was originally called F1 Fanatic. Having previously worked as a motoring...

Got a potential story, tip or enquiry? Find out more about RaceFans and contact us here.

19 comments on “2022 Spanish Grand Prix grid”

  1. Race pace is another matter.

    1. @jerejj
      I wouldn’t bet on it. Ferrari made some changes overnight (you could hear Leclerc and Verstappen having a little chat about it after the interviews) and Leclerc’s long run in FP3 was much faster and more consustent than yesterday. Charles also saved a fresh set of softs for the race by only using a used set in Q2.

      1. @srga91
        You cannot be serious softs wont even be used atall probably only do 8 laps. Will be med/med/hard or med\hard\hard unless leclerc is pitstop ahead and goes for flap.

  2. Awesome lap from Leclerc, lots of pressure after that spin and absolutely delivered

  3. F1 2022 Qualifying Championship Standings after Spain:

    1. Charles Leclerc 136
    2. Max Verstappen 106
    3. Sergio Perez 80
    4. Carlos Sainz 66
    5. Lewis Hamilton 36
    6. Valtteri Bottas 32
    7. Lando Norris 31
    8. George Russell 30
    9. Kevin Magnussen 23
    10. Fernando Alonso 21
    11. Daniel Ricciardo 16
    12. Esteban Ocon 14
    13. Pierre Gasly 9
    14. Yuki Tsunoda 2
    15. Sebastian Vettel 2
    16. Mick Schumacher 1
    17. Lance Stroll 1
    18. Zhou Guanyu 0
    19. Alexander Albon 0
    20. Nico Hulkenberg 0
    21. Nicholas Latifi 0

    1. Ferrari 202
    2. Red Bull 186
    3. Mercedes 66
    4. McLaren 47
    5. Alpine 35
    6. Alfa Romeo 32
    7. Haas 24
    8. Alpha Tauri 11
    9. Aston Martin 3
    10. Williams 0

    1. Remarkable Lewis in front of George but not delivering during the races..

      1. Its more a case of luck for george than non performance from Lewis. 2 races now safety car benefited russel while lewis got the short end of the stick. While it’s part of racing george has not yet outright beaten lewis in a straight forward fight that we are all waiting to see. Obviously they will trade wins thats racing. That does not diminish lewis talent but highlights the talent of both drivers.

  4. Nice to see the improvements from Mercedes. Hopefully in time more teams can slide up to the front. Good work from Schumacher. A much better performance from him. Good lap from Bottas again

    1. Well, they are back to the standard 0.6-0.7+ sec gap.

  5. Yes (@come-on-kubica)
    21st May 2022, 16:24

    Mercedes needed the upgrades to stay ahead of haas and alfa rather than closing to the front.

  6. The plan was always to first get stability not outright performance from the car. Which it seems they have achieved. Next objective is to increase performance, extracting more speed qhile maintaining or improving on the stability of the car. Well done to Mercedes f1. Good improvement!

  7. All best teams seem got over of the porpoising. Look how low is FE floor, for ecs.

  8. Great lap from Leclerc, especially with the psychological baggage of no time set in the first try. I wonder if Verstappen would’we been able to top it, as i didn’t see many drivers improve on their first lap.
    George Russell delivering, I’m happy to see the Mercs in the mix, could make things interesting.
    I also like seeing Russell faster than Hamilton, not because I deny Hamilton’s speed, on the contrary, I consider him the best driver of his generation, but because Russell is proving to be the real deal. With, Verstappen, Leclerc, Russell and Norris, F1’s future is in safe hands.
    Now if only we could get rid of DRS…

    1. I agree with u completely.i always said leclerc russel norris and verst with others like sainz etc just need good cars. Lewis has bad days but always overcomes. I cant recall another driver that has been fighting at the sharp end for soo many years. Even with the fastest car although arguably not always the fastest.

  9. Another excellent hot lap when it matters most from the qualifying king. The boy is really a cold-blooded creature.

  10. Leclerc is a one lap ace, period.

  11. The Shakira’s Grand Prix Spain Barcelona. Very big appearance of the Ferrari F1-75 and especially of the pilot C. Leclerc who showed leading elements and took the Pole. The C.Sainz driver was anxious but took 3rd place to start GP Shakira.
    Disappointment for the Aston Martin team. Unlucky second driver of Alfa Romeo G.Zhou.
    Because the road temperature will be high and on Sunday all the drivers will look to get rid of the red Pirelli quickly as they will not go very far so the game will be played in yellow and mainly in white Pirelli.
    Vamos RedBlack labs

    1. RocketTankski
      21st May 2022, 20:04

      Vips Don’t Lie.
      She Wolff.
      Underneath Your Clothes (there is FIA approved underwear).
      Can’t Remember to Forget RedBull Designs.

  12. playstation361
    23rd May 2022, 18:22

    Nice to see things are getting quicker these days.

Comments are closed.