Scuderia Ferrari continues to prove how lethal it is this season, with Charles Leclerc securing his second pole position of the season at tomorrow’s 2022 Australian Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver finished right ahead of the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, who take the second and third positions on the grid at tomorrow’s race respectively. Here is how qualifying for the third race of the 2022 Formula One season went down at the 5.278 km long Albert Park Circuit –
2022 Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Q1 Results
In the first qualifying session of the day, 2022 Saudi Arabain Grand Prix’s winner Max Verstappen was the fastest, followed by his Red Bull teammate Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz took the next two spots respectively. Williams of Nicholas Latifi suffered a crash in Q1, followed by a collision with his fellow countryman – Lance Stroll during the last couple of minutes of the first qualifying. This incident resulted in red flag being shown to the drivers and the race coming to a halt. Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Nicholas Latifi, and Lance Stroll were disqualified from Q1 after the race resumed.
2022 Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Q2 Results
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The Q2 ended with Sergio Perez taking the first position with a lap time of 1:18.340, followed by Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc in second and third positions respectively. Max Verstappen was +0.271 seconds behind Leclerc at fourth, while Fernando Alonso finished fifth. Pierre Gasly, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu, and Mick Shumacher will be taking 11th to 15th positions on the grid at tomorrow’s race respectively.
2022 Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Q3 Results
After a wonderful performance in the Q2, Fernando Alonso had a disappointing end to the day after crashing in the barrier in the third qualifying. In the end, Charles Leclerc ended up securing the pole position at the 2022 Australian Grand Prix with a spectacular time of 1:17.868 – his second pole position of the season already. Max Verstappen joins Leclerc on the front row tomorrow, with Sergio Perez and Lando Norris occupying the second row.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and George Russell took the fifth and sixth positions respectively, followed by homeboy Daniel Ricciardo in seventh. Esteban Ocon finished eighth, just ahead of Carlos Sainz who slipped down to the ninth place in Q3.