Belgian GP qualifying: Carlos Sainz takes Spa pole for Ferrari as penalties set up mixed-up grid


World championship chief Max Verstappen was quickest in qualifying however has incurred a grid penalty for taking new engine components; Carlos Sainz, who was second, is promoted to pole; watch the Belgian GP stay on Sky Sports F1 at 2pm on Sunday, with build-up from 12:30pm

Last Updated: 27/08/22 5:05pm

Carlos Sainz takes pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix as Max Verstappen suffers a penalty despite having the fastest lap in Q3

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Carlos Sainz takes pole place on the Belgian Grand Prix as Max Verstappen suffers a penalty regardless of having the quickest lap in Q3

Carlos Sainz takes pole place on the Belgian Grand Prix as Max Verstappen suffers a penalty regardless of having the quickest lap in Q3

Carlos Sainz will begin on pole on the Belgian Grand Prix after penalties for a number of drivers set up an enthralling grid for Sunday’s race at Spa.

Sainz completed second in qualifying behind Max Verstappen, however with the world championship chief relegated to fifteenth after taking new engine components, the Ferrari driver takes the second pole of his profession.

He might be joined on the entrance row by Verstappen’s Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez, who completed two tenths again from the Spaniard in third.

Charles Leclerc certified fourth, however will begin behind Verstappen in sixteenth, with 4 extra drivers who’ve additionally taken penalties beginning behind the championship-contending duo.

Fernando Alonso outpaced each Mercedes automobiles to earn a spot on the second row alongside Lewis Hamilton, whereas George Russell is joined on the third row by Alex Albon, who delivered a powerful show for Williams to succeed in Q3.

Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez took the top three spots in qualifying for Saturday's Sprint

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Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez took the highest three spots in qualifying for Saturday’s Sprint

Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez took the highest three spots in qualifying for Saturday’s Sprint

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon (fifth) and McLaren’s Lando Norris (tenth) additionally made it by way of to the ultimate a part of qualifying, however will begin seventeenth and 18th respectively as they’ve additionally incurred penalties.

The different drivers relegated to the again had been Haas’ Mick Schumacher and Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu, with the latter’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas beginning 14th after receiving a much less extreme penalty.

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Belgian GP beginning grid

1) Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
2) Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
3) Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
4) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
5) George Russell (Mercedes
6) Alex Albon (Williams)
7) Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
8) Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri)
9) Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
10) Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
11) Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
12) Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
13) Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri)
14) Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)
15) Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
16) Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
17) Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
18) Lando Norris (McLaren)
19) Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo)
20) Mick Schumacher (Haas)

Belgian GP Qualifying Timesheet

Driver Team Time
1) Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:43.665
2) Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.632
3) Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.797
4) Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.888
5) Esteban Ocon Alpine +1.515
6) Fernando Alonso Alpine +1.703
7) Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1.838
8) George Russell Mercedes +2.111
9) Lando Norris McLaren +2.172
10) Alex Albon Williams +2.513
Out in Q2
11) Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:45.767
12) Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:45.827
13) Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1:46.085
14) Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:46.611
15) Mick Schumacher Haas 1:47.718
Out in Q1
16) Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:46.344
17) Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:46.401
18) Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:46.557
19) Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:46.692
20) Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:47.866

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