F1 Race Event: Bahrain Grand Prix
Race Track: Bahrain International Circuit

Photos Practice & Quali 2022 Bahrain F1 GP

Both Ferrari cars in parc fermé after qualifying 1st and 3rd.

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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc scored his 10th F1 pole position of his career, during the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying session today. The Ferrari driver will start from P1 for the second time in Bahrain. It was the 231st pole for the Ferrari F1 team.

Q1
Alex Albon was the first who went out with the Williams after the track got a green light. Both Red Bull were the first to set their times and went quickest up till then. After the first run Charles Leclerc was fastest in the Ferrari with a 1:31.471 min. his teammate Carlos Sainz was second on +0.096s. Max Verstappen was 3rd on +0314 and surprisingly Valtteri Bottas was 4th in the Alfa Romeo.

With 5 minutes to go the drivers in de dropzone were: NIcholas Latifi (Williams), Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri), Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren), NIco Hulkenberg (Aston Martin and Lance Stroll (Aston Martin). In the end nobody improved enough to get into Q2.

Both Mercedes drivers were 9th and 10th with George Russell beating his new teammate Lewis Hamilton for the first time this year.

Q2
Albon again was the first to drove out the pits this time. After all cars had recorded a lap time, Verstappen was quickest with a 1:30.757 min, being the only one below 31 seconds now. Leclerc was second on 0.566s, Perez third (+0.620s) and surprisingly Kevin Magnussen was 4th in the Haas, in front of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes who's +0.739s behind.

The drivers who had to improve to get into Q3 were MIck Schumacher (Haas), Lando Norris (McLaren), Alex Albon (Williams), Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) and Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo). When the chequered flag was waved, only Gasly made it to Q3.

Q3
In the final session for qualifying of 12 minutes both Mercedes drivers led the way, with Russell in front of Hamilton. After the first run Sainz was topping the timesheet with a 1:30.687. His teammate Leclerc was second on only 0.44s and Verstappen was third on +0.056. Bottas, Alonso and Magnussen only did one run.

The pole time of last years Bahrain GP was a 1:28.997 min driven by Max Verstappen in the Red Bull.

Qualifying Times 2022 Bahrain GP

PosNoDriverTeamQ1Q2Q3Laps
116Charles LeclercFerrari1:31.4711:30.9321:30.55815
21Max VerstappenRed Bull1:31.7851:30.7571:30.68114
355Carlos SainzFerrari1:31.5671:30.7871:30.68715
411Sergio PérezRed Bull1:32.3111:31.0081:30.92118
544Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:32.2851:31.0481:31.23817
677Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo1:31.9191:31.7171:31.56015
720Kevin MagnussenHaas1:31.9551:31.4611:31.80812
814Fernando AlonsoAlpine1:32.3461:31.6211:32.19514
963George RussellMercedes1:32.2691:31.2521:32.21617
1010Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:32.0961:31.6351:32.33821
1131Esteban OconAlpine1:32.0411:31.78212
1247Mick SchumacherHaas1:32.3801:31.99811
134Lando NorrisMcLaren1:32.2391:32.00814
1423Alex AlbonWilliams1:32.7261:32.66413
1524Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo1:32.49312
1622Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri1:32.7508
1727Nico HülkenbergAston Martin1:32.7776
183Daniel RicciardoMcLaren1:32.9458
1918Lance StrollAston Martin1:33.0326
206Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:33.6348


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10 F1 Fan comments on “F1 Qualifying Results 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix

    • ReallyOldRacer

      We didn't see it live in the US unless you had access to one of the obscure ESPN sub-channels. But just reading the min-min was pretty damned cool.

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        • ReallyOldRacer

          The US commo' industry is very territorial...we get these 'not available in your country' messages. Translation: pay more money and you can listen/watch. Hell, they are even trying to make IndyCar a pay product. Next comes BASHCAR and the armed revolution complete with battle flags.. My solution?...piss off, I'll read the reports.

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  1. Jax

    Leclerc has come alive folks. Well done putting the Demon on pole. And I heard he wasn't fully happy with the lap. I suspect he won't win the race tho.
    Boy George? Ha!!!
    Let the chase begin!

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  2. Jere Jyrälä

    Surprises in the mix.
    I expected Max on pole, although Mercedes was right, even on the AR claim. The bottom five were unsurprising, especially RIC.

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