Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Monaco, 2022

2022 Monaco Grand Prix grid

2022 Monaco Grand Prix

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Charles Leclerc has taken provisional pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix for Ferrari ahead of Carlos Sainz Jnr and Sergio Perez.

Row 11. (16) Charles Leclerc 1’11.376
Ferrari F1-75
2. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’11.601
Ferrari F1-75
Row 23. (11) Sergio Perez 1’11.629
Red Bull RB18
4. (1) Max Verstappen 1’11.666
Red Bull RB18
Row 35. (4) Lando Norris 1’11.849
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
6. (63) George Russell 1’12.112
Mercedes W13
Row 47. (14) Fernando Alonso 1’12.247
Alpine-Renault A522
8. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’12.560
Mercedes W13
Row 59. (5) Sebastian Vettel 1’12.732
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
10. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’13.047
Alpine-Renault A522
Row 611. (22) Yuki Tsunoda 1’12.797
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
12. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’12.909
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
Row 713. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’12.921
Haas-Ferrari VF-22
14. (3) Daniel Ricciardo 1’12.964
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
Row 815. (47) Mick Schumacher 1’13.081
Haas-Ferrari VF-22
16. (23) Alexander Albon 1’13.611
Williams-Mercedes FW44
Row 917. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’13.660
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
18. (18) Lance Stroll 1’13.678
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
Row 1019. (6) Nicholas Latifi 1’14.403
Williams-Mercedes FW44
20. (24) Zhou Guanyu 1’15.606
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42

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50 comments on “2022 Monaco Grand Prix grid”

  1. Jose Lopes da Silva
    28th May 2022, 16:09

    A qualifying format that makes the sessions repeatedly decided due to red flags is not “sport”. It’s gimmicks. This is way less “sport” than the presence of the Monaco circuit in the championship.

    1. It’s about one of the only equal things in the sport really. A red flag can happen at any moment and affect any car. If you have a better suggestion for a qualifying format, please offer a solution if you insist on grumbling about it!

      1. José Lopes da Silva
        28th May 2022, 18:07

        When you have a format which forces all the cars to “race” at the same time, the odds for these red flags increase a lot and so does the number of victims. “Can happen at any moment” it’s the same to say that in America and in Australia and UK “a shooting can happen at any moment”, but Austraila in UK barely have shootings.

        A better suggestion? I don’t, because times does not go backwards. I’m hoping to watch the most Saturday Sprint Sessions I can, which is surely an “equal thing in the sport”.

    2. Everyone was pretty much in the order they’d been showing themselves capable of achieving. They’ve been worse/better mix ups of the grids (depending on your viewpoint).

      1. José Lopes da Silva
        28th May 2022, 18:03

        That’s not the point. The point is “the sport” as it has been claimed out loudly over the last few days regarding Monaco GP existence.

        1. You could go back to the 1h qualifying with 12 laps per driver. But again, with track evolution and drivers trying to find the limit it will come down to the dying seconds and one red/yellow flag will stall everyone out.
          Single lap qualifying is also not the solution because track evolution and weather changes will benefit massively one driver over the other.
          I guess it’s impossible to have an entirely fair session.
          IMHO crashes are part of the game, it will eventually even out eventually. If someone does it on purpose, he should be punished of course.

          1. José Lopes da Silva
            28th May 2022, 23:53

            “track evolution and drivers trying to find the limit it will come down to the dying seconds and one red/yellow flag will stall everyone out.”
            These situations did not happened with the same frequency back then. Even considering security issues, that wouldn’t be a problem as it is now. Anyway, that is not a solution because people can’t stand 1 minute of an empty track now.

  2. What an ending, LOL.

  3. Barry Bens (@barryfromdownunder)
    28th May 2022, 16:12

    Ferrair has already stated they don’t see themselves following the RULE of the budgetcap, seems like they’re going all out with cheating on their engine again as well. The FIA really needs to clamp down on this.

    1. Why does having a quick car=cheating? The Red Bulls and Ferraris are pretty even here. Leclerc made the difference in this session.

    2. RB have stated pretty much the exact same, but that doesn’t work for your angle, does it? It’s just an embarrassing diatribe.

    3. @barryfromdownunder Yeah I’m sure Ferrari brought out their special ‘cheating’ engine for Monaco – the circuit where engine power makes the least difference.

      1. Yes, that would be a strange decision, also saw something interesting towards the end of quali: they showed ocon, hamilton and russel’s speed trap, all 3 only 281 kmh, the exact same slow speed!

    4. + ratio

    5. whats your nonsensical comment got to do with the qualy/grid.

    6. Do you have a source on this claim Bazza or just your opinion? Not heard Binotto say anything like that.

      1. @jazz

        Ferrari plan is if they will breach the budget cap, they will try to pass it as a minor breach and stay within the 5% limit. Though minor breaches can be reprimanded and incur points loss, suspension, testing limitations. They are relying on the understanding of the FIA. I don’t know about RBR though but judging by Horner’s increasing whining and the rumours circulating that they are already near the budget limit. They might even surpass the 5% limit.

        1. @tifoso1989 thank you for clarifying ;)

    7. Are you on drugs? Seriously, how can you make these wild assumptions based on the Monaco grid?

      1. Just another ordinary Max fan. Just let him go.

  4. Here I was thinking this has been a very incident-free session! It’s a shame really as Leclerc was on another cracking lap. I wonder how close he could have gotten to the 1:10s. He was absolutely untouchable today. Fantastic qualy by Fernando and Seb today. They’ll be pleased. Norris basically ending Ricciardo’s career…

    1. Yes, I really wonder about the lap he was doing but I believe he had to slow down before even reaching the 2nd sector, I only know the first was around 2 tenths faster and purple.

    2. Also about ricciardo it’s a shame cause today they showed the recent monaco poles and he was the only driver with 2 poles there, 2016 and 2018, but a driver consistently so slow compared to his team mate wouldn’t have made it to pole back then.

  5. Somebody here wrote:” I expect Russel vs Verstappen in Monaco”.
    Keep dreaming…

  6. What a demon qualifier this lad from Monaco is.

    Absolutely monster lap. He really is the best qualifier on the grid I feel.

    1. He would have been below 1:11 for sure. He was in stunning form, he is probably the best qualifier since Schumacher. Still needs to work on race pace though.

      1. @afonic Steady on with the bold claim dude. I’m Leclerc’s number one fan, but the greatest hands down, undisputed qualifier since Michael is Lewis Hamilton.

        1. Lewis lost out to Rosberg in 2014 and lost quite a few poles by him all years they were together. He is the better driver but probably not the best qualifier.

        2. Sure, almost half a second slower than Russel today.
          In previous years regularly beaten to pole by Bottas and Rosberg.
          Doesn’t sound like “the greatest hands down, undisputed qualifier sine Schumacher”.

          1. @ChrisVB you neglected to mention the 103 times he was faster than anyone else, but I’ll forgive you for that. Go and revise HAM’s 2018 Singapore pole and prepare to be humbled.

          2. @Jazz, why should I mention those 103 poles? And why would I need to be humbled? I’m not a F1 driver.

            You said what you said about undisputed, which is clearly not true otherwise he wouldn’t have been beaten in qualifying by 3 different team mates.
            Did he have most of the time the upper hand? Sure, but “the greatest qualifier” should not have been beaten on a regular basis. Drop the hyperbole, and people will not have to correct you.

    2. A person somewhere
      28th May 2022, 16:23

      And he was .165 up in the first sector on the lap that was cut off by the red flag, so who knows, if he carried a similar gain over the rest of the lap he could have put it in the 1 minute 10s!

    3. Brilliant.

  7. Alonso and Vettel ouotdoing their material!! Especially Vettel! The old champs showed skill!

  8. Which Alpine crashed at the top of the hill? And was this before or after the red flag?

    1. It was Ocon.When they showed him in the barriers the red flag was already shown I believe.

    2. Sorry Alonso crashed.

    3. Alonso, before red

  9. Message to Perez on the lap to the grid: VER is faster than you.

  10. Hamilton and ricciardo should retire already. Miles off their younger teammates.

    1. same applies to VER.

      BTW: i think HAM was unable to finish his last try due to red flag, while RUS was. Apart from it HAM was in front during all qualy runs.

    2. @f1fan-2000 that was down to luck on Russell’s part – he got a second run on fresh tyres in Q3 before the red flag kicked in, whereas Hamilton had to abort his lap because of the red flag (as, indeed, did quite a few other drivers). Up until then, Russell had generally been lagging behind Hamilton slightly, and the first runs in Q3 had Hamilton ahead of Russell (1m12.560s versus 1m12.635s).

  11. Wont be surprised max starts 2nd tomorrow after sainz and perez grid drops.

    1. PER definately should start last.

  12. Rumour from inside the Aston Martin garage is that Daddy $troll’s face went even more beetroot witnessing his son’s Q1 exit and seeing Seb get into Q3. His legacy disappoints yet again. Somebody chuck that man a statin!

  13. I think we’re seeing the end of Ricciardo’s F1 career. You can’t be so comprehensively beaten by a teammate over two seasons and expect to stay in the sport.

    A real shame as I’ve always liked Daniel, and he has a smile that lights up the grid.

    The big question is: Are we also seeing the end of Hamilton’s career? I’d be shocked if we were, given that he would have won the Championship last season if it wasn’t for a ‘questionable’ decision, but his on-track form suggests that Russell is already asserting himself as Mercedes’ no.1 driver. Valentino Rossi went from fighting for his 10th title to being nowhere in the blink of an eye, so it’s certainly possible.

    1. @sonnycrockett He is a multiple race winner and just 32 years old. He isn’t going anywhere. Even is Norris is the most talented driver on the grid their gap is too big to be judged purely on ability. Aston Martin might be a good fit for him if Vettel retires this year.

  14. playstation361
    28th May 2022, 21:21

    Nice to see things are getting quicker these days.

  15. Someone has hacked Ricc’s car to make it go slower. It is the only logical explanation.

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