Carlos Sainz beat his team-mate Charles Leclerc and Championship leader Max Verstappen to earn pole for the United States Grand Prix.
It is only the third time in his career that the Spaniard has achieved pole position and he did so just 0.065 seconds ahead of Leclerc.
Verstappen and Sergio Perez finished P3 and P4 but the final grid will see a shake-up with Leclerc receiving a 10-place grid drop for changing his ICE. Perez will drop five as will Fernando Alonso.
As a result, Verstappen will start on the front row with Sainz while Lewis Hamilton and George Russell move up to the second row.
Lance Stroll continued his good form as of late with a P7 finish ahead of Lando Norris, Alonso and Valtteri Bottas.
Zhou Guanyu had looked to have joined his team-mate into Q3 but was knocked out after his flying lap was deleted for exceeding track limits. His mistake was to the benefit of Norris who crept into the top 10.
Alex Albon, Sebastian Vettel and Zhou joined the two AlphaTauris through the Q2 exit door.
Daniel Ricciardo was eliminated from Q1 for the third time in the last five races while Esteban Ocon exited at the earliest opportunity for the second time in the last three races. Both Haas cars alongside Nicholas Latifi completed the eliminated five.
1 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari 1:35.297
2 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.498
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing +0.567
4 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +0.851
5 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +0.866
6 George RUSSELL Mercedes +0.898
7 Fernando ALONSO Alpine +1.149
8 Lando NORRIS McLaren +1.168
9 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri +1.280
10 ZHOU Guanyu Alfa Romeo +1.359
11 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin +1.398
12 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +1.449
13 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri +1.511
14 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +1.563
15 Alexander ALBON Williams +1.635
16 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +1.652
17 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren +1.749
18 Esteban OCON Alpine +1.771
19 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team +1.814
20 Nicholas LATIFI Williams +1.947
And it's POLE for Carlos Sainz after pipping his team-mate! 🌶️
— PlanetF1 (@Planet_F1) October 22, 2022
1 Charles LECLERC Ferrari 1:35.246
2 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing +0.048
3 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.344
4 George RUSSELL Mercedes +0.446
5 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +0.486
6 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +0.618
7 Fernando ALONSO Alpine +0.742
8 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +0.786
9 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +1.075
10 Lando NORRIS McLaren +1.095
11 Alexander ALBON Williams +1.122
12 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin +1.152
13 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri +1.494
14 ZHOU Guanyu Alfa Romeo +1.724
15 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri +1.901
1 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari 1:34.356
2 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.065
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing +0.092
4 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +0.289
5 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +0.591
6 George RUSSELL Mercedes +0.632
7 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +1.242
8 Lando NORRIS McLaren +1.334
9 Fernando ALONSO Alpine +1.520
10 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +1.963