Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Monza, 2022

2022 Italian Grand Prix grid

2022 Italian Grand Prix

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Charles Leclerc has taken pole position for the Italian Grand Prix for Ferrari ahead of George Russell and Lando Norris.

Row 11. (16) Charles Leclerc 1’20.161
Ferrari F1-75
2. (63) George Russell 1’21.542
Mercedes W13
Row 23. (4) Lando Norris 1’21.584
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
4. (3) Daniel Ricciardo 1’21.925
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
Row 35. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’22.648
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
6. (14) Fernando Alonso No time
Alpine-Renault A522
Row 47. (1) Max Verstappen 1’20.306
Red Bull RB18
8. (45) Nyck de Vries 1’22.471
Williams-Mercedes FW44
Row 59. (24) Zhou Guanyu 1’22.577
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
10. (6) Nicholas Latifi 1’22.587
Williams-Mercedes FW44
Row 611. (5) Sebastian Vettel 1’22.636
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
12. (18) Lance Stroll 1’22.748
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
Row 713. (11) Sergio Perez 1’21.206
Red Bull RB18
14. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’22.130
Alpine-Renault A522
Row 815. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’22.235
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
16. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’22.908
Haas-Ferrari VF-22
Row 917. (47) Mick Schumacher 1’23.005
Haas-Ferrari VF-22
18. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’20.429
Ferrari F1-75
Row 1019. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’21.524
Mercedes W13
20. (22) Yuki Tsunoda No time
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03


Verstappen – Five-place grid penalty for power unit component change
Ocon – Five-place grid penalty for power unit component change
Perez – 10-place grid penalty for power unit component change
Bottas – 15-place grid penalty due to multiple power unit component changes
Magnussen – 15-place grid penalty due to multiple power unit component changes
Schumacher – 15-place grid penalty due to power unit component and gearbox changes
Hamilton – Start at back of grid due to multiple power unit component changes
Sainz – Start at back of grid due to multiple power unit component changes (incurred twice), 10-place grid penalty for gearbox component changes
Tsunoda – Start at back of grid due to multiple power unit component changes, 10-place grid penalty for collecting five reprimands, three-place grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags

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24 comments on “2022 Italian Grand Prix grid”

  1. Brave to post it before the official one is published. I applied it using the FIA “Application of grid penalties” document from March 2020, and I’m getting something different (but not necessarily correct – it all depends in which order the penalties are applied here).

  2. This order of operations is confusing the heck out of me. Does anyone know what it is? Sky sports guys were saying Ver would be 4th. And he is at the top of the list, but not penalized first.
    Please help!!

    1. Biggest penalties 1st. Ensures people with lesser penalties do not benefit due to other peoples penalties. Where possible you should drop the same amount of places as per your penalty. Verstappen qualified 2nd, 5 place penalty starts him 7th.

    2. F1 TV commentators were also saying Verstappen would start 4th.

    3. And he is at the top of the list, but not penalized first.

      The penalties are applied in the order that they were incurred, not based on the order the drivers finished in qualifying.

      I don’t know where Verstappen being fourth on the grid came from. Fourth row, yes, not fourth place.

      1. If Ver is penalized first, then Sai, Per and Ham are penalized then Ver drops to 7th and back up to 4th.

        Maybe racefans can produce an article confirming the order of operations as well as the order of penalties incurred this weekend? :)

  3. This doesn’t make any sense. Verstappen qualified second. Ricciardo qualified eighth. Gasly qualified ninth. Verstappen has a five place grid penalty. Verstappen starts behind Ricciardo and Gasly.

    1. They changed the rules some years ago. You have to take the full penalty regardless of other cars taking penalties as well.

    2. @hahostolze I’m also struggling. But seems that the only way to effectively make him start seventh is by moving the others to the front. Or else he would start from the seventh slot, but with some empty slots in front of him.

    3. Penalties are applied in the order that they are incurred. Sainz, Perez, Hamilton had their penalties applied before Verstappen. That moved Ricciardo and Gasly to fifth and sixth, which is how Verstappen ends up behind them.

  4. Shouldn’t Ocon start 13th & Perez 14th, given Ocon got only 5 & Perez 10 positions?

    1. I think it’s calculated like this:

      Drivers required to start from the back are sent to the back but start in the order they qualified: SAI, HAM, TSU. This is irrespective of any other penalities.

      Then, the slots that penalised drivers start in are calculated and are pencilled in (but not confirmed at this stage)

      7. VER
      14. PER
      16. OCO
      27. BOT
      34. MAG
      35. MSC

      Anyone at this point who is not penalised is then shuffled forward into the available grid slots:

      1. LEC
      2. RUS
      3. NOR
      4. RIC
      5. GAS
      6. ALO

      8. DEV
      9. ZHO
      10. LAT
      11. VET
      12. STR

      Now the penalised drivers are slotted back in, and moved forward in cases where there would otherwise be a gap on the grid:

      7. VER
      13. PER
      14. OCO
      15. BOT
      16. MAG
      17. MSC

      1. Correction: The drivers starting from the back are actually only taken out of the equation after other grid penalties are calculated.

        1. Double correction, (or clarification): the back of the grid group are taken out of the equation from the beginning, but no shuffling forward of the grid occurs until the other penalities are calculated as well.

          1. Thank you for explaining.
            It’s pretty clear. Not sure why the TV guys could not sort this out at the time.

            What happens if two drivers with penalties end up in the same spot?
            e.g. if Perez 4+10 would end up with Ocon if Ocon qualified 9th (9+5).

  5. generic ‘back of grid penalty’ is ridiculous for drivers like Lewis when he quali 5th but behind people who got knocked out in Q1 and got a 15 place penalty, why not just give an actual number like 20 or 30 place penalty so you can calculate who starts at the back when grid place penalties are applied?

    More clownish stewarding from the FIA

  6. The backgrid- starters should not have gone past Q3 or go into qualifying. easier to under stand and a more fair Q

    1. Fairer indeed, but not good for the show.

  7. “No time” must be the fastest time ever for 6th on the grid.

  8. The pinnacle of algebra

  9. F1 doing here a wonderfull favor by letting everyone guess where everybody starts….

  10. Keith Collantine, This starting grid is totaly wrong from 4th downards, you scored 3 out of 20… that’s amazing since it was the first “starting grid” that came up at google. Maybe next time you can score 5 out of 20, we’ll see

    1. At the time of writing the grid order above is unchanged from what we originally published at 6:11pm on Saturday and matches the FIA’s provisional starting order which was issued at 7:45pm.

      Of course if there are further changes, e.g. due to new penalties, the above will be revised, but it is correct based on current information and has been since it was published.

      Here’s an explanation of how the starting order was decided.

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