After participating in free practice, the drivers entered the qualifying phase of the British Grand Prix. Who took pole position? The Answer is below!
After being rather discreet in free practice 2, Max Verstappen set the best time in free practice 3 of the British Grand Prix with a time of 1:27.901.
The Dutch driver was well ahead of Sergio Pérez, who took some time to manage to position himself behind his teammate, and Charles Leclerc.
However, the Red Bull drivers are likely to have a little competition during qualifying, and it could notably come from Mercedes. During free practice 1 and 2, Lewis Hamilton took 2nd place in the standings.
And in free practice 3, George Russell finished in 4th place, just ahead of his teammate.
While the W13s seem almost completely free of rebounds, probably thanks to the evolutions of the single-seater but especially to the flat of the Silverstone track, the British pilots are significantly more competitive.
Qualifying should thus be the scene of a great battle of lap times between Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes. They will start at 4 p.m. and will determine the starting grid for the race, which will also be held on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Last minutes of qualifying 2022 British Grand Prix
4:53 p.m .: Alonso signs a better time in 1.46.227!! Huge performance from the Spanish driver!! He is ahead of Zhou, Norris, Leclerc, Pérez, Sainz, Russell, Verstappen, Hamilton and Latifi.
4:53 p.m .: Sector 1 yellow flag. Best time for Leclerc in 1:44.844. Verstappen is positioned in 2nd place.
4:54 p.m.: Green flag. It was Latifi… No more information.
4:55 p.m .: Record sectors 1 and 2 for Verstappen. Best time for Verstappen in 1:42.996. Norris climbs to 2nd place.
4:56 p.m .: Hamilton and Russell go back to 2nd and 3rd place. Pérez loses everything in sector 3 and is positioned in 5th place. Sector 1 record for Verstappen.
4:57 p.m .: Verstappen dropped in the middle of a fast lap … Leclerc goes back to 2nd place. Sainz at the limit of the stall at the exit of Chapel.
4:58 p.m .: Hamilton goes back to 2nd place. Alonso climbs to 3rd place.
4:59 p.m .: Best time for Sainz in 1:42.181. Leclerc steals the best time from him, which Verstappen recovers immediately.
5:00 p.m.: Pérez climbs back to 3rd place. Alonso climbs to 5th place. He passed just before the checkered flag, so he still has one lap.
5:01 p.m .: Sainz sets the best time in 1:40.583. Everything will be played between Verstappen and Sainz !! Hamilton is positioned in 4th place. Pérez moved up to 4th place.
5:02 p.m .: Carlos Sainz takes the first pole position of his F1 career!!!
Thank you for following these eventful qualifications with us! See you tomorrow at 4 p.m. to watch the 2022 British Grand Prix live.