Event: Hungarian F1 Grand Prix
Track: Hungaroring circuit

Second Free F1 Practice Results 2022 Hungarian F1 GP (FP2)

Carlos Sainz driving the Ferrari F1-75 on the Hungaroring

Weather: dry  22.0°C
Tarmac: dry  30.1°C
Humidity : 74%
Wind : 2.2 m/s NW
Pressure: 984.2 bar

George Russell scored his maiden F1 pole position of his career, during the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying session today. The Mercedes driver will start from P1 for the first time on the Hungaroring. It was the 136th pole for Mercedes.

Q1 Session report

A strange combination of sunshine and dark rain clouds was showing at the start of the qualifying session. The track and weather was still dry, as Lance Stroll came out as first of the pits to get the 18 min. long Q1 session going.

It took 8 minutes until all drivers had clocked a lap time. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was quickest with a 1:18.792 min. Both Ferrari drivers were the last ones who got out of the pits and Carlos Sainz at first was 5th and Charles Leclerc was even on 10th place. McLaren's big update package shows it works very well as Lando Norris  even was second only on 0.206s behind Verstappen.

With 5 minutes left on the clock the drivers in the elimination zone were: Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo), Nicholas Latifi (Williams), Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) and Mick Schumacher (Haas). Verstappen now had improved the fastest lap to 1:18.509 min, while both Ferraris were second and third, with Sainz on +0.052s and Leclerc on +0.297s.

F1 Qualifying Results 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton driving the Mercedes W13 during qualifying for the 2022 Hungarian F1 GP

In the end there was only 0.5 sec. between P1 and P10, while P20 was only 1.2 sec. behind. Magnussen, Zhou and Schumacher made it into Q2. The pushed out Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri), Alex Albon (Williams) and Pierre Gasly (AphaTauri). Gasly's last lap time was deleted because he seemed to have crossed the track limits at turn 5.

Hamilton and Russell showed they got the tyres up to temperature at last on the Mercedes. They did use an extra set of soft tyres to be quite fast in dry conditions around the Hungaroring and put the W13 on P1 en P2 in Q1.

Q2 Session report

The 15 minutes long Q2 was still driven under dry circumstances. The fifteen drivers that made it into Q2 now had to try to be fast enough to get into Q3, where only is space for the fastest ten drivers on one lap.

Verstappen was right on it and his fastest lap was a 1:17.703 min on his first try, which was the fastest lap time up till then as only 8 drivers had clocked a lap time. After all drivers had come out and done their timed lap, Pérez was last, because he seemed to have crossed track limits at turn 5 and got his lap time deleted. His teammate Verstappen was still on P1. Fernando Alonso was second in the Alpine on +0.201s and Lando Norris was third in the McLaren on +0.418s.

F1 Qualifying Results 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix

Kevin Magnussen, Haas VF-22 during qualifying  for the 2022 Hungarian GP (Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images)

With 5 minutes to go the drivers in the drop zone were Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), Magnussen, Schumacher and Pérez. A few moments later Pérez got his deleted lap time back and now was 9th, while he told his team on the radio he saw a few drops of rain.

When the time had ran out only Sainz was able to get into Q3, while Pérez had missed out on 0.071s. The top 10 now was between 0.742 sec. and Alonso who was on P3 was only 0.2 sec. behind Verstappen.

Q3 Session report

No real rain had came down as the 12 minutes of final qualifying got underway. The dark clouds were still hanging around the tight and twisty circuit. After the first run the man on pole position was Carlos Sainz with a 1:17.505 min.

Verstappen had gone wide in turn 3 and only gone 7th fastest, while Russell was second on a used set of softs on +0.463s. Leclerc was third on +0.480s, Hamilton was 4th on +0.637s and Alonso on P5 at +0.798s.

F1 Qualifying Results 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix

George Russell celebrates his maiden pole position

In the second and last run Verstappen told his team he had no power and wasn't able to improve. Sainz did improve a lot and stayed in front of his teammate, but Russell even went quicker and scored his maiden pole position.

Last years pole position time was a 1:15.419 min, driven by Lewis Hamilton with the Mercedes W12.

Qualifying Times 2022 Hungarian GP

163George RussellMercedes1:18.4071:18.1541:17.37723
255Carlos SainzFerrari1:18.4341:17.9461:17.42122
316Charles LeclercFerrari1:18.8061:17.7681:17.56722
44Lando NorrisMcLaren1:18.6531:18.1211:17.76919
531Esteban OconAlpine1:18.8661:18.2161:18.01820
614Fernando AlonsoAlpine1:18.7161:17.9041:18.07817
744Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:18.3741:18.0351:18.14221
877Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo1:18.9351:18.4451:18.15720
93Daniel RicciardoMcLaren1:18.7751:18.1981:18.37919
101Max VerstappenRed Bull1:18.5091:17.7031:18.82321
1111Sergio PérezRed Bull1:19.1181:18.51616
1224Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo1:18.9731:18.57316
1320Kevin MagnussenHaas1:18.9931:18.82518
1418Lance StrollAston Martin1:19.2051:19.13716
1547Mick SchumacherHaas1:19.16416
1622Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri1:19.2409
1723Alexander AlbonWilliams1:19.25610
185Sebastian VettelAston Martin1:19.27310
1910Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:19.5279
206Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:19.57010

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8 F1 Fan comments on “F1 Qualifying Results 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    Sainz seemed sure for pole, so Russell’s late jump to P1 came surprisingly, something I didn't see coming & without a single purpler sector time, which makes his achievement even better.
    AT’s slump keeps on continuing, although Alfa’s pace was decent.
    Perez has been nowhere this weekend.

  2. Jax

    Merc on a charge! 😳
    As it turns out Lewis had a DRS malfunction, so Boy George got lucky again after being outpaced in Q1 and 2.
    Let's see what he does with 2 Ferraris hunting him. I say he pushes one of them wide, complains it wasn't his fault, then gets an infringement; as is his habit of late. Lol.

    • Manxman

      Possible. I’m leaning towards CL ruining CS’ race at the first corner, and then driving himself off within 5 laps. Binnochio will advise us all to forget it and concentrate on having a good 4 week beak.

  3. ReallyOldRacer

    Fun to see a young gun get his first pole, but it's still the red team's race to lose. Based on recent history they just might find a way. lol Best current odds punt is VER on the podium.


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