How the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix grid lines up with penalties applied

Henry Valantine
Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari garage. Belgian Grand Prix Spa August 2022.

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz has a drink before getting in his car. Belgium August 2022.

A multitude of grid penalties have now been applied and Formula 1 has confirmed the provisional Belgian Grand Prix starting grid.

Seven different drivers were given penalties for changing power-unit parts beyond their allocation for the season, with Red Bull team principal Christian Horner explaining that given the overtaking opportunities around Spa, it is the least damaging location to take a grid drop of the remaining circuits this year.

Max Verstappen was fastest in Belgian Grand Prix qualifying by more than six tenths, but he will drop to the eighth row with his penalty applied, and Carlos Sainz has been bumped up to pole position.

Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Alex Albon have all been bumped significantly up the field through others being penalised, with places 14-20 now occupied by drivers with penalties.

This means the top two in the World Championship standings will be looking to make their way back through the field over the course of 44 laps on Sunday, with Verstappen admitting he is targeting victory in Belgium.

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Provisional 2022 Belgian Grand Prix grid

1. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
2. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
3. Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
4. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
5. George Russell (Mercedes)
6. Alex Albon (Williams)
7. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
8. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
9. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
10. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
11. Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
12. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
13. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
14. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)
15. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
16. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
17. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
18. Lando Norris (McLaren)
19. Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo)
20. Mick Schumacher (Haas)

[Correct as of the evening of Saturday 27th August]