Kevin Magnussen, Haas, Interlagos, 2022

2022 Brazilian Grand Prix sprint race starting grid

2022 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Kevin Magnussen has taken provisional pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix sprint race for Haas ahead of Max Verstappen and George Russell.

Row 11. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’11.674
Haas-Ferrari VF-22
2. (1) Max Verstappen 1’11.877
Red Bull RB18
Row 23. (63) George Russell 1’12.059
Mercedes W13
4. (4) Lando Norris 1’12.263
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
Row 35. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’12.357
Ferrari F1-75
6. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’12.425
Alpine-Renault A522
Row 47. (14) Fernando Alonso 1’12.504
Alpine-Renault A522
8. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’12.611
Mercedes W13
Row 59. (11) Sergio Perez 1’15.601
Red Bull RB18
10. (16) Charles Leclerc No time
Ferrari F1-75
Row 611. (23) Alexander Albon 1’11.631
Williams-Mercedes FW44
12. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’11.675
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
Row 713. (5) Sebastian Vettel 1’11.678
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
14. (3) Daniel Ricciardo 1’12.140
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
Row 815. (18) Lance Stroll 1’12.210
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
16. (6) Nicholas Latifi 1’15.095
Williams-Mercedes FW44
Row 917. (24) Zhou Guanyu 1’15.197
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
18. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’15.486
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
Row 1019. (22) Yuki Tsunoda 1’16.264
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
20. (47) Mick Schumacher 1’16.361
Haas-Ferrari VF-22

NB. Penalties are applied to the starting grid for the grand prix, not the sprint race

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18 comments on “2022 Brazilian Grand Prix sprint race starting grid”

  1. BLS (@brightlampshade)
    11th November 2022, 20:11

    Perez must be fuming.

    Excellent from KMag, got the lap in when required, absolutely nailed it.

  2. Haas first & last, PER-LEC in the last two top ten positions, lottery Q1, but I definitely didn’t see a K-Mag pole coming.

    1. When was the last time the same team were first and last, without the car in last having a crash or penalties?

  3. That was entertaining

  4. Six different teams in the top 6, I don’t recall the last time I’ve seen that.

  5. Would mean so much more if it was the actual pole position for the Grand Prix and not just pole in marketing name for the silly sprint that will no doubt see him plummet down the order as soon as DRS gets switched on to start the actual proper Grand Prix tail end of top 10.

    But as it is it’s a pole position that isn’t really a pole position for a race that we were told shouldn’t be called a race.

    End of the day this pole is as meaningless as when Jos Verstappen put a Minardi in 1st after the Friday qualifying session for the 2003 French GP. It wasn’t the true pole and Jos like Kevin won’t be starting the proper Grand Prix on pole.

    1. José Lopes da Silva
      12th November 2022, 9:07

      I loved your reference to Jos’ feat in France 03.
      Although, as a matter of fact, every minnow team pole position in rain qualifying is meaningless. It’s always a statistics outlier. Unless Sunday’s race is wet too, the minnow team driver does nothing about it – and if he does, it’s because of the rain and not because of the pole.

      Jordan’s first pole position came in Belgium 1994. It was the first Schumacher-Barrichello front row of many more to come. But it took years to any of that to happen again. Barrichello’s pole was meaningless in the race.

      Let’s not even talk about the hype around Nico Hulkenberg’s future career after his ‘first’ pole in Brazil 2010 and how meaningless it was.

      Magnussen should celebrate properly his feat, earned on merit, like Barrichello and Hulkenberg, regardless of what people think of sprint races.

  6. Really happy for KMag

    Fuming at Ferrari’s continued pit wall incompetence

    Too bad that didn’t set the grid for the Grand Prix instead of a sprint race

  7. Time to put a quick bet on Driver of the Weekend?

  8. The cracking lap right when it counts then a bit of luck in chaotic conditions, kudos to Magnussen and Haas.
    Starting to get a lot of Australia 2014 vibes, another podium for Kevin would be great !

  9. Was amusing watching Russell furiously demand the Marshalls to push him back on the track.

    Thankfully they didn’t and followed the rules.

    1. Yeah, I guess he did not know how deep he had beeched that car.

  10. Impressive – ALL my favourite drivers (bar two) split the Haas cars in qualifying today. Nice.

  11. Happy for KMag but I’m getting fed up of drivers ruining qualifying and gaining an advantage. I know Russell didn’t intend to, but his crash turned a really interesting final session into a real waste of time.

    1. They really need to implement the indycar rule.

  12. Binotto obviously won’t see any issues with another terrible call. “The pole was out of reach anyway”, or something like that.

  13. it was already starting to rain heavier and watching some on the onboard feeds drivers were already starting to slide around a lot more so end of the day i don’t think the red flag changed anything as i’m not sure anyould could have improved anyway given the deteriorating conditions.

    1. Would’ve been nice if it rained a few mins earlier, because in such a case after you get a lap in on the dry and it rains, the session is over.

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