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Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2022 Austrian Grand Prix Sprint race

Dramatic events in the first day of the race weekend; Max secures pole over Ferraris and both Mercedes' crash out in Q3

Another sprint race will take place this weekend at the Austrian Grand Prix, giving the F1 grid another opportunity to catch up after qualifying. Max Verstappen will start on pole for the sprint on Saturday. Plus, he is aiming to keep it for the final on Sunday.

The favorite for the Austrian Grand Prix is in command of the Drivers’ Championship. Now he has the chance to increase his advantage at Red Bull’s headquarters, where he has triumphed three times.

Top 10 standings in the Austrian Grand Prix qualifying after Pole

In what was a tremendous effort from Ferrari, the current world champion edged Charles Leclerc by only 0.029 seconds, with Carlos Sainz coming in third.

Sergio Perez, Verstappen’s teammate, finished fourth. Although he will start 13th on the grid after being fined for breaking track regulations. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell both crashed out of Q3 to the delight of some home supporters at the Red Bull ring.

After Perez was disqualified, Russell finished in fourth place, but Hamilton, a seven-time champion, would start the Sprint from ninth.

Fernando Alonso, Mick Schumacher, Kevin Magnussen, and Esteban Ocon all finished in the top ten.

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Hamilton, who finished third in the race after qualifying fifth at Silverstone appeared poised to contend for the pole position. Before losing control of his rear end and crashing off into the gravel.

1Max Verstappen
2Charles Leclerc
3Carlos Sainz
4George Russell
5Esteban Ocon
6Kevin Magnussen
7Mick Schumacher
8Fernando Alonso
9Lewis hamilton
10Pierre Gasly
11Alex Albon
12Valterri Bottas
13Sergio Perez
14Yuki Tsunoda
15Lando Norris
16Daniel Ricciardo
17Lance Stroll
18Zhou Guanyu
19Nicholas Latifi
20Sebastian Vettel

McLaren’s performance at the Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying

Lando Norris' Car

Daniel Ricciardo’s failure to qualify for Q1 and Lando Norris‘ car problems prevented him from setting a competitive Q2 time made Friday unpleasant for McLaren. Ricciardo’s difficulties are expected at this point, but Norris’ performance on Friday was not typical of him, and there’s a good explanation for that.

Friday problems for Norris started in FP1 when he had to retire the car because of a power unit problem. The team was under pressure because of the short turnaround before qualifying, and it showed. Fortunately, Norris and McLaren still have two sessions left to right the ship. Norris can be relied upon to do so.

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Mercedes’ both cars receive blows, Russell manages to stay consistent

Lewis Hamilton Crash

Considering that Lewis Hamilton finished third in the previous session, Mercedes may have entered Q3 looking for pole. Unfortunately, the seven-time champion crashed into the barriers at Turn 7 and brought out a red flag in the middle of the top-10 shootout, dropping him to a provisional 10th place.

Minutes afterwards, George Russell (P4), his teammate, followed suit with a spin and crash at the last corner, ending the Silver Arrows’ awful afternoon.

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