Event: Monaco F1 Grand Prix
Track: Monaco Circuit

Charles poised to make F1 history by Peter Windsor

Greg Maffei, CEO, Liberty Media Corporation, presents Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, with the Pirelli Pole Position award during the Monaco GP at Circuit de Monaco on Saturday May 28, 2022 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mark Sutton / LAT Images)

Weather: dry  25.9°C
Tarmac: dry  47.3°C
Humidity: 52%
Wind: 0.0 m/s NE
Pressure: 1004.0 bar

Charles Leclerc qualified as quickest for the 14th time today. The Ferrari driver scored pole position for tomorrow's 2022 Monaco Grand Prix. It was the fifth pole of the season for the Monegasque driver and the 235th pole for the Ferrari team.

Q1 session

The F1 fans at the sold out Monaco event saw both Haas drivers kick off the 18 minutes of the Q1 session. Kevin Magnussen was the first who who clocked a lap time on the timesheet. His first lap time was a 1:17.051 min.

With 12 minutes to go all drivers had set their first quick lap time. Sergio Pérez topped the leaderboard together with Sainz who had driven the exactly same lap time as the Red Bull driver of 1:13.292. Max Verstappen was third on +0.110s. Leclerc was 13rd  on 1.6s, but quickly improved his time to 1:12.929 min.

With 5 minutes to go the drivers in the drop zone were: Alex Albon (Williams), Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin), Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo), NIcholas Latifi (Williams), Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo).

With 2:25 min to go the session got shortly red flagged when AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda had a puncture after hitting the barrier at turn 10. The session resumed at 16:20 hours. When the checkered flag got out the drivers in the dropzone who made it into Q2 were Vettel and Bottas. They pushed out AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly and Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll.

Q2 session

It took nine minutes before all drivers had set a lap time. Perez was quickest with a 1:12.059 min. Sainz was second on +0.015s behind and Leclerc was third on +0.033s. A few minutes later Leclerc improved 0.2s and was quickest now.

With 5 minutes to go the drivers who had to improve to get into Q3 were Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Bottas, Tsunoda, Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) and Mick Schumacher (Haas). In the end no one improved enough to make it to Q3.

Q3 session

After the first runs Leclerc turned out to be fastest in the Ferrari with a 1:11.376. Sainz was second on +0.225s, Pérez was third +0.253s, Verstappen was 4th on +0.290s. Alpine driver Fernando Alonso was 5th on +0.871s.

In last run McLaren driver Lando Norris improved to P5 and the session got red flagged with 30 seconds to go when Pérez spun at Portier (turn 9) and hit the barrier backwards and blocked the road. A few moment later Sainz crashed into Pérez car and damaged the left rear of the Ferrari.

At the same time Alonso also crashed the Alpine a few corners earlier.

Last years pole time was a 1:10.346 min driven by Charles Leclerc with the Ferrari.

Quali Times 2022 Monaco F1 GP

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:12,569 1:11,864 1:11,376 24
2 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:12,616 1:12,074 1:11,601 25
3 11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:13,004 1:11,954 1:11,629 25
4 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:12,993 1:12,117 1:11,666 25
5 4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:12,927 1:12,266 1:11,849 27
6 63 George Russell Mercedes 1:12,787 1:12,617 1:12,112 27
7 14 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:13,394 1:12,688 1:12,247 22
8 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:13,444 1:12,595 1:12,560 29
9 5 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:13,313 1:12,613 1:12,732 28
10 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:12,848 1:12,528 1:13,047 22
11 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:13,110 1:12,797 20
12 77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:13,541 1:12,909 17
13 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:13,069 1:12,921 20
14 3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:13,338 1:12,964 21
15 47 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:13,469 17
16 23 Alex Albon Williams 1:13,611 14
17 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:13,660 10
18 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:13,678 11
19 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:14,403 13
20 24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1:15,606 9

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16 F1 Fan comments on “Qualifying Results 2022 Monaco F1 GP

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    What an ending, LOL.
    Funnily, a rival team driver ultimately guaranteed a Ferrari pole this time around.
    However, given tomorrow's rain chance, anything's possible.
    The red for Tsunoda's barrier contact was unnecessary, though.

    • Swede

      LEC had just done purple in sector 2 and would have gone on to beat his own double purple pole winning lap anyway.
      Ferrari 1, 2!!!!!

      • ReallyOldRacer

        Correct. Class of his own this weekend, but now he's got to bring it home. My VER over driving tomorrow guess looks even more likely.

          • ReallyOldRacer

            PER out drives him in Spain and out qualifies him in Monaco,. VER has to be pissed.....that can't be a good thing. He's got the talent to right the ship, if he doesn't overdo it. My bet is a barrier bang and more angst.

        • Swede

          VER usually waits till the end to nail a blistering lap, but LEC already had 1 (2?) in the bag.

          Would have been great to see the quaily finish under greeb!

          Riding the Duacati in the am, so don't tell me who won.. ;-)

  2. shroppyfly

    Rare off day/weekend for the Dutchman,so far, brilliantly driven for CL and CS for not stuffing it in the wall when it counted, biggest improvement in lap times from Q3 to Q1 the Rb guys, but still not quite enough for pole , Q2 to Q1 Russel improved 0.5 sec The Hamster no improvement...... again George shows why Hes King in the team, with race finish positions 5-1 in GRs favour, pig of a day for PG,and Haas+AR a bit weirdly off the pace too, Deck chair man still out qualifies yko, as for his bling well , maybe he took inspiration from this 1999 track by BG Feat big tymers & hot boyz called bling bling

    Nigga I got these hoes iced up enough
    While my lil B.G.'s on the bus puttin out cigarette butts
    But me personally playboy I don't give a fuck
    And I'ma always show love to my cut
    Hit the club light tha bitch up
    The Cash Money motto we got to drank til we throw up
    Nigga point the hoe out guaranteed I can fuck
    Wootay I'm tattooed and barred up
    Medallion iced up, Rolex bezelled up
    And my pinky ring is platinum plus
    Earrings be trillion cut
    And my grill be slugged up
    My heart filled with anger cause nigga I don't give a fuck
    Stack my chesse up
    Cause one day I'm a give this street life up
    Beef I don't discuss
    A nigga outta line gone get his motherfuckin head bust
    Cash Money Millionaires plus
    Don't touch sum'in nigga you can't fuck
    Twenty inches TV is a must
    By the year two thousand I'm gut out my bus
    A lil nigga seventeen playin with six figures
    Got so much ice you can skate on a nigga
    When you see cash money you know you stay flossin
    Catch cha girl down bad ya know we straight tossin
    I ain't seen a click yet that can stunt like mine
    I ain't seen a marette that can run like mine
    1999, and it's our turn to shine
    Fifty or better on our wrist and they all blind
    Pourin vodka til I die drank til I faint
    Til a nigga tell me I need another drank
    My nigga Baby told me work nigga trick to them hoes
    Nigga Baby told me work nigga better than treatin yo nose
    I'm the freak of the click
    Keep it on the tuck so I creep on a bitch
    And I play it on the raw never sleep with a bitch
    Keep it real with my niggaz
    Never weep for a bitch
    Bling bling
    Everytime I come around yo city
    Bling bling
    Pinky ring worth about fifty
    Bling bling
    Everytime I buy a new ride
    Bling bling
    Lorenzos on Yokahama tires
    Bling bling
    It's the nigga with tha Lex bubble
    Candy coated helicopter with tha leather cover
    If ya suckin' not fuckin' take off the rubber
    Then toss that bitch nigga cause I don't love her
    Balla, Manny bought a private plane
    Then turned around and sold that bitch to Juve and Wayne
    They put 30 inch lorenzos on that thang man
    I know you niggaz out there just don't understand
    I'm a 1999 driver
    I'm a uptown third ward magnolia T.C. driver
    Ole ignorant ass always touchin
    Big ballin ass nigga you can see him when he comin
    Booted up, diamond up
    Golds be shinnin' up
    Muthafuckas be blindin' up
    Niggas at the second line be sayin, "I'll be damned"
    Up in they best fits sayin, "Juve got me damn"
    Bling bling
    I be that nigga with the ice on me
    If it cost less than twenty it don't look right on me
    I stay flossed out all through the week
    My money long if you don't know I'm the B.G.
    I be fuckin niggaz bitches all in they home
    Niggaz be like, "Look at that Benz on all that chrome"
    Diamonds worn by everybody that's in my click
    Man I got the price of a mansion 'round my neck and wrist
    My nigga Baby gettin' a special built machine
    A Mercedes Benz 700 be -14
    I know you niggaz can't believe that
    I can't wait to see ya haters face when ya see that
    Man look at that
    Niggaz wear shades just to stand on side of me
    Folks say take that chain off boy ya blindin me
    All day my phone ringin bling bling bling
    Can see my earring from a mile bling bling

    Final thought early on a Wet Sunday morning ( with a mth or so to SS, could be a wet one ) The madness of F1 rules seems to have morphed over to the uk Judiciary with a UK Judge ruling that calling someone Bald is Sexual Harassment
    (Apologies to those wo may have already seen this news), that's gotta be bad news for Fred, Eddie and Good old Ron..lol

    Now if your bored reading all this TOUGH...!

    • ReallyOldRacer

      I actually read this catchy tune...the whole thing. If you wrote it, pack your bags for LA and call Lewie. I smell a partnership. BTW, I see the Sir has his bling goin' on this morning while he prays for rain riding around on the truck thanking the fans for coming out to boo him. For the Hamfans who say your lyrics are racist, I wonder if they have ever HEARD rap lyrics here in the colonies.

      Skyguys spend more time on Lewie than they do the front row red cars combined. OK, almost race time.


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