Max Verstappen Qualifies on Pole For The Mexican Grand Prix

By James Broughton, October 29, 2022

Max Verstappen had to slug it out to protected his 19th pole place of the year as a rejuvenated Mercedes ran the Pink Bull staff near at the 2022 Mexican Grand Prix. In the conclude, Verstappen did what he’s performed all time and extracted much more out of his Purple Bull than it was prepared to give him. Teammate Sergio secured 4th, over 3-tenths guiding. Mercedes start Sunday’s race P2 and P3 with George Russell ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton by the narrowest of margins.

Ferrari was off-variety as Carlos Sainz experienced 4th, teammate Charles Leclerc could only control 7th. Valtteri Bottas was the shock Ferrari-driven Alfa Romeo sandwich separating the two operates Ferraris. The Alpines line up 9th and 10th with Fernando Alonso narrowly ahead of Esteban Ocon.

Mercedes have uncovered kind at the Mexican Grand Prix, probably thanks to the minimal altitude which is fewer burdensome on the Mercedes aero drawback. Verstappen experienced to function hard to secure pole placement. Mercedes usually has greater race pace, so it seems that Verstappen will facial area a concerted exertion by Mercedes to acquire.

2022 Mexican Grand Qualifying Benefits:

1 Max Verstappen Purple Bull 1:17.775

2 George Russell Mercedes + .304

3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes + .309

4 Sergio Perez Red Bull +.353

5 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +.576

6 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +.626

7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +.780

8 Lando Norris McLaren +.946

9 Fernando Alonso Alpine +1.164

10 Esteban Ocon Alpine +1.235

11 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +.773 (Q2)

12 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo +.924

13 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +1.037

14 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.120

15 Kevin Magnussen Haas +1.281

16 Mick Schumacher Haas + 1.250 (Q1)

17 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin + 1.250

18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin + 1.351

19 Alex Albon Williams +1.690

20 Nicholas Latifi Williams +1.998

2022 Mexican Grand Prix - Qualifying

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