2022 French GP F1 Qualification Results – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc takes pole position in the qualifying session of the 2022 French GP Formula 1 (F1) at Circuit Paul Ricard. Charles Leclerc will lead the French GP race, having recorded the fastest time of 1 minute 30,872 seconds.
As for the second and third grids, there is a duo of Red Bull drivers, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Lando Norris (McLaren) complete the top five leading drivers in the 2022 French GP race.
The course of the 2022 Monaco GP F1 qualification. The F1 qualification is divided into three sessions, namely Q1, Q2, and Q3 with the aim of finding the starting grid during the race.
A total of 20 drivers who appear in the 2022 French GP F1 struggle to get the fastest lap time. In Q1, the 15 drivers who recorded the top lap times will later qualify for the Q2 session.
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) became the first driver to record the fastest lap with 1 minute 31,727 seconds.
Until the Q1 session ended, no other racer was able to break his best time record.
Only Max Verstappen was able to approach Leclerc’s best lap with a gap of 0.164 seconds.
The five drivers who were knocked out of the Q1 session were Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri), Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), Nicholas Lathifi (Williams), Mick Schumacher (Hass) and Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo).
Entering the Q2 session, Verstappen immediately became the first racer to record the best lap of 1 minute 31,990 seconds.
However, his position was taken over by Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz who was able to break two records at once in the Q2 and Q1 sessions, namely 1 minute 31,081 seconds.
Q2 ended, there were five drivers who failed to continue their journey to Q1. They are Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin), Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo), Alexander Albon (Williams), Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren), and Esteban Ocon (Alpine).
Entering the last qualifying session, Leclerc again shot to be the fastest after recording 1 minute 31,209 seconds.
Verstappen stuck tight behind Leclerc with a gap of only 0.008 seconds.
With three minutes remaining, the racers began to race their cars to chase the best records.
Ahead of the last seconds, Leclerc was able to sharpen his best lap record with 1 minute 30,872 seconds.
Verstappen remained behind Leclerc with a gap of 0.304 seconds.