Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Singapore, 2022

2022 Singapore Grand Prix grid

2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Charles Leclerc has taken provisional pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix for Ferrari ahead of Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton.

Row 11. (16) Charles Leclerc 1’49.412
Ferrari F1-75
2. (11) Sergio Perez 1’49.434
Red Bull RB18
Row 23. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’49.466
Mercedes W13
4. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’49.583
Ferrari F1-75
Row 35. (14) Fernando Alonso 1’49.966
Alpine-Renault A522
6. (4) Lando Norris 1’50.584
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
Row 47. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’51.211
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
8. (1) Max Verstappen 1’51.395
Red Bull RB18
Row 59. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’51.573
Haas-Ferrari VF-22
10. (22) Yuki Tsunoda 1’51.983
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
Row 611. (18) Lance Stroll 1’54.211
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
12. (47) Mick Schumacher 1’54.370
Haas-Ferrari VF-22
Row 713. (5) Sebastian Vettel 1’54.380
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
14. (24) Zhou Guanyu 1’55.518
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
Row 815. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’56.083
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
16. (3) Daniel Ricciardo 1’56.226
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
Row 917. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’56.337
Alpine-Renault A522
18. (23) Alexander Albon 1’56.985
Williams-Mercedes FW44
Row 1019. (6) Nicholas Latifi 1’57.532
Williams-Mercedes FW44
20. (63) George Russell 1’54.012
Mercedes W13

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27 comments on “2022 Singapore Grand Prix grid”

  1. Hamilton showing who’s the real goat. Putting the W13 there is mega.

    Verstappen throwing his toys out of the pram, even with his WDC lead.

  2. Confusing pit call at the end. Possibly fuel shortage led to that.

  3. And now let it pour with comments of how RBR messed it up bit time with VER, starting 8th instead of 1st!

    1. VER would have been at least P4, if he hadnt cancelled his second last lap. Maybe it would have been enough for pole also (at least hadnt he overpaced the tight corners in sector 3).

      1. Unlike Hamilton’s run for 3rd, Verstappen wasn’t showing any hot sector times on that last run. So i doubt verstappen would have made pole. Hamilton close close by 0.0504 of a second. So not much in it for tomorrow’s race.

        1. I just took for granted the graphics, showing that VER improved LEC’s time by more than 0.9sec… but no purple sectors indeed. Also, the commentators expected him to be on PP too and for few seconds wondered too why he didn’t finish his last run.

  4. Good.
    At least someone will do some racing.

    1. max likely easily drs-ing his way past everyone isn’t what i would call good racing though.

      there is very little proper real actual racing in f1 nowadays which is a shame.

      i watched the 2005 japan gp not too long ago and it was actually great watching drivers have to fight through rather than just waiting for lines on the track allowing them to open the letterbox wings and get a free push of a button pass. if that race took place today it would have been boring and unmemorable because kimi and fernando woudl have been back at the front within 20 laps with a series of boring passes rather than having to spend the whole race coming through with some genuine, exciting and memorable overtakes. and of course we wouldn’t have got that amazing last lap real overtake from the kimster.

      1. But Raikkonen got to fuel his car up to a point where he basically made half his passes in the pits. Refuelling wasn’t the greatest.

        1. At least refuelling was a strategic variable that teams could choose – unlike now where they all have the same, all the time, and never get any strategic gain or performance differential from it.

          1. Refuelling was terrible. For every Suzuka 2005 you get a hundred terrible races.

          2. For every hundred races in F1, 99 of them will be terrible regardless of refuelling. Many because of the lack of strategic and performance variables that refuelling offers.

        2. Everyone got to do that, they just believed having a lighter car at the start would be better for them. And it probably was, as for a lot of people in between Räikkönen and the lead their fight wasn’t with Räikkönen, but with the people around them. Their cars were just too slow to ever get near the podium.

      2. max likely easily drs-ing his way past everyone isn’t what i would call good racing though.

        Me either, but that’s what F1 is.
        Still, I’ll take it over having all the cars in perfect performance order right from the start.

  5. shout out to espn for changing their broadcast lineup so i recorded surfing instead of qualy

  6. “Box Max, we’ve spent too much on fuel this season”

  7. So Russell didn’t make cut. I’m waiting for the reply on sky, but what happened there?

    Of course Hamilton with his new engine was going to figure, so a deserved 3rd. Also Verstappen being called in on a his final run, was either to save face, as he seemed likely to finish down the order, or he’s had issues, reverting to an older engine. We are likely to enjoy tomorrow. Could this be Hamilton’s first win of the season?

    1. Russell had a braking issue. Said he felt like he was being pushed into corners by the engine every time he braked.

  8. Marco just confirmed VER had too little fuel. And he also confirmed that the lap before would have been enough for front row, hadnt VER cancelled it in the last corners.

    1. So Verstappen has, or had the pace then…

      1. Despite Verstappen’s ‘protest’ this could be Redbull gifting Perez a chance of a win, since they have already got both Championship sown up. They might as well be magnanimous and share the wealth.

  9. Not bad for 41-year old Ocon. And I would love to see Alonso on podium (which will not happen, of course; Alpine is too slow).
    Also, tomorrow it’s Red Bull 1-2 and Hamilton. Verstappen will fly by everyone in under 20 laps.

  10. Binotto to his strategists: “you have 1 full day. Think of newer ways to lose this race.”

    1. L0L, Im sure they’ll have him crawling through the pits, although they could be really adventurous and have a wheel fall off too. ;)

  11. Just like in Silverstone, another Q in which Verstappen was clearly the fastest on track and for whatever reason, didn’t set the fastest time.

    He just needed not to botch S3 and it was his. And the only times he did that, he aborted. Very strange.

  12. So much for all those upgrades from Alpine and Aston Martin, two manufacturer teams who keep being uncompetitive. Never mind McLaren. Hard to believe they were pretty much on Ferrari’s pace last year. They’ve really bungled this year’s campaign.

    Also a bit of a goofy session by Verstappen and Red Bull to throw away not one but two likely pole times. But they’ll probably be up front again soon enough, especially with two other Red Bull cars in between Verstappen and the lead who will find it easy to ‘lose’ a place.

    Russell, Ocon and Bottas disappointing compared to their teammates. Then again, they’re Hamilton, Alonso and… well, Zhou. Good for him!

  13. Hamilton was so close to pole!
    This season, the W13 has been better in race trim, so a good race, and maybe a win, in possible.

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