Ferrari on pole with Sainz, LeClerc 2nd and penalized

Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari will start ahead of everyone in the 2022 US GP in Austin. The Spaniard preceded the other Ferrari driver, Charles LeClerc, penalized by ten positions.

Carlos Sainz US GP 2022
Carlos Sainz on pole for the 2022 US GP – Motori.news

It’s a red night in Austin, Texas for qualifications of the Formula One United States Grand Prix. In fact, the two Ferraris finished ahead of everyone at the end of qualifying: the fastest was the Spaniard Carlos Sainz who stopped the time in 1’34 ″ 356.

In second position Charles LeClerc in 1’34 ″ 421, which will however be penalized by ten places on the starting grid for having replaced turbo and engine. In the first row he will therefore start Max Verstappen on Red Bell, while behind him there will be the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton And George Russellwho take advantage of the five-place penalty for Sergio Perez.

To close the top ten here Lance Stroll, Lando Norris, Fernando Alonso And Valtteri Bottasat the end of a session that did not give sensational surprises.

F1, US GP 2022: how qualifying went

As we have said, it was therefore Carlos Sainz who positioned himself in front of everyone at the end of qualifying for the United States Grand Prix. The biggest surprises of the official tests came in Q1with the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo on McLaren and di Esteban Ocon on Alpine.

Schumacher qualifying US GP 2022
Schumacher error qualifying US GP 2022 – Motori.news

In fact, their teammates made it all the way to Q3, with Norris eighth and Alonso immediately behind him. Excellent proof also of Alex Albon on Williams, eleventh, with Vettel behind him. Still bad Latifi and Schumacher, both to close the field. Below, the times in full:

    1. Carlos Sainz – Ferrari – 1’34 ″ 356
    2. Charles LeClerc – Ferrari – 1’34 ″ 421 (penalized by 10 positions)
    3. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1’34 ″ 448
    4. Sergio Perez – Red Bull – 1’34 ″ 645 (penalized by 5 positionsthe)
    5. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1’34 ″ 947
    6. George Russell – Mercedes – 1’34 ″ 988
    7. Lance Stroll – Aston Martin – 1’35 ″ 598
    8. Lando Norris – McLaren – 1’35 ″ 690
    9. Fernando Alonso – Alpine – 1’35 ″ 876
    10. Valtteri Bottas – Alfa Romeo – 1’36 ″ 319
    11. Alex Albon – Williams – 1’36 ″ 368
    12. Sebastian Vettel – Aston Martin – 1’36 ″ 398
    13. Pierre Gasly – AlphaTauri – 1’36 ″ 740
    14. Zhou – Alfa Romeo – 1’36 ″ 970
    15. Yuki Tsunoda – AlphaTauri – 1’37 ″ 147
    16. Kevin Magnuessen – Haas – 1’36 ″ 949
    17. Daniel Ricciardo – McLaren – 1’37 ″ 046
    18. Esteban Ocon – Alpine – 1’37 ″ 068
    19. Mick Schumacher – Haas – 1’37 ″ 111
    20. Nicholas Latifi – Williams – 1’37 ″ 244

There start of the 2022 United States Grand Prix of Formula One is set for 21 Italian time on Sunday 23 October. The first row will therefore be composed of Sainz and Verstappen, followed by Hamilton, Russell and gradually all the others. For LeClerc and Perez the penalties to be served: they will be twelfth and ninth respectively.

F1 GP USA 2022
US GP 2022 qualifying – Motori.news

The appointment could award Red Bull the 2022 constructors title after the drivers’ championship has already gone to Max Verstappen, who repeated the 2021 world championship success. Ferrari hopes to regain a victory that has been missing for too long, in an attempt to make the end of a season that seemed promising less bitter other.

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