The final practice and qualifying sessions of the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix created many memorable moments for drivers and fans alike. Join us as we take a look back on this F1 Saturday’s events.
As if the narrow Marina Bay circuit weren’t challenging enough, the heavens also opened up during the final practice session. The downpour soaked the race track, bringing the first half of the 60-minute session to a standstill.
However, after the rain ceased, the marshals did a brilliant job sweeping the circuit to get the F1 cars back out. Charles Leclerc made the most out of it, as he recorded the quickest time of the session with a 1:57.782. He and his teammate were split by the flying Red Bull of the reigning World Champion, Max Verstappen.
It was a less than stellar evening for the Mercedes duo, as they could not carry forward the momentum for yesterday. A 2:01.101saw George Russell P9. In contrast, Lewis Hamilton’s best lap time was only enough to secure him the twelfth position on the grid.
Charles Leclerc was on top of the world as the qualifying session of the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix ended. The Monegasque drive put in a blistering fast lap just 0.022 seconds ahead of Sergio Perez. This earned him his second consecutive pole position in Marina Bay.
The qualifying session came with a few twists and turns, as drivers from Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull, and even Alpine seemed to be in contention for the top starting position. Esteban Ocon and George Russell were outcasts in this situation. Both drivers had to exit in Q1 and Q2 respectively, only to watch their teammates fight it out for pole position.
It was a thrilling final few moments of qualifying, as a whole host of drivers scored lap times that granted them provisional pole position. Max Verstappen was on what seemed to be an all-conquering lap, up until the moment he was called into the pits by his teammates. The Dutchman was understandably frustrated with this decision, and it is safe to say that the Red Bull engineers will have their hands full in explaining to the current championship leader what exactly happened.
With the World Championship up for grabs and three different teams in the top three starting positions, tomorrow is set to be an epic race on the F1 paddock’s return to Singapore. Join us tomorrow for our full review of the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix. until then, we invite you to check out some of our previous F1 content on both our website and social media pages.
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