The qualifying hour for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix has concluded, where Charles Leclerc has topped the results.
Charles Leclerc has taken pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix, after a frenetic end to qualifying. The Monegasque put in a 1:49.412 as the conditions saw the drivers head out on dry tyres and pump in lap after lap – with the times coming down with almost every driver crossing the line.
Leclerc put in the fastest time to top the results, having successfully made it through the tricky conditions in Q2 and Q3. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez finished second, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in third, while Max Verstappen was left fuming at his team as he was told to abort his final flying lap and return to the pits – he qualified eighth as a result.
A deluge of rain hit the circuit on Saturday afternoon, with the track proving very slow to dry out. As a result, both Q1 and Q2 sessions saw the drivers use the intermediates for their quickest times, although some drivers took the gamble of switching to dry tyres towards the end of Q2.
Mercedes’ George Russell was the big scalp knocked out in Q2, as he could only manage the 11th fastest time, ahead of Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll in 12th.
Haas’ Mick Schumacher couldn’t quite make it into Q3 as he managed the 13th fastest time, while a slick tyre gamble for Sebastian Vettel didn’t pay off as he slid off at Turn 7 on his final run in Q2 – qualifying in 14th.
Zhou Guanyu was the final driver knocked out in Q2, ending up in 15th.
Max Verstappen went quickest in the first part of qualifying, with the Red Bull driver setting a 1:53.057 on the intermediate tyre to pip 2021 title rival Lewis Hamilton by just over a tenth of a second in the tricky damp conditions.
Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas was knocked out of Q1 in 16th place, ahead of McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in 17th.
Alpine’s Esteban Ocon was knocked out, down in 18th, as he complained about having no brakes on his A522.
The two Williams drivers Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi occupied the final two positions in Q1, meaning they’ll start the Singapore Grand Prix from the back of the grid.
Q3 Results – 2022 Singapore Grand Prix
- Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:49.412
- Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.022
- Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.054
- Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.171
- Fernando Alonso Alpine +0.554
- Lando Norris McLaren +1.172
- Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.799
- Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.983
- Kevin Magnussen Haas +2.161
- Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +2.571
Q2 Results – 2022 Singapore Grand Prix
- Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:52.343
- Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.348
- Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.380
- Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.475
- Fernando Alonso Alpine +0.784
- Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.876
- Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.203
- Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +1.505
- Lando Norris McLaren +1.599
- Kevin Magnussen Haas +1.663
- George Russell Mercedes +1.669
- Lance Stroll Aston Martin +1.868
- Mick Schumacher Haas +2.027
- Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +2.037
- Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo +3.175
Q1 Results – 2022 Singapore Grand Prix
- Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:53.057
- Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.104
- Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.072
- Sergio Perez Red Bull +1.347
- Carlos Sainz Ferrari +1.502
- George Russell Mercedes +1.576
- Kevin Magnussen Haas +2.046
- Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +2.257
- Fernando Alonso Alpine +2.303
- Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo +2.318
- Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +2.545
- Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +2.549
- Lance Stroll Aston Martin +2.572
- Mick Schumacher Haas +2.679
- Lando Norris McLaren +2.857
- Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +3.026
- Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +3.169
- Esteban Ocon Alpine +3.280
- Alex Albon Williams +3.928
- Nicholas Latifi Williams +4.475