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F1 starting grid: Charles Leclerc claims pole for 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix

We go over how you can watch F1 qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix in via live online stream. We’ll update qualifying until we’ve got the full racing grid is set Sunday’s race at Bahrain International Circuit.

Formula 1 Testing in Bahrain - Day 3 Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Final results: Charles Leclerc claimed the pole position, edging out Max Verstappen. The full starting grid is listed out below.

Q2 results: The second round of qualifying is a wrap. Max Verstappen claimed the fastest time in this period. The five slowest drivers were Esteban Ocon, Mick Schumacher, Lando Norris, Alex Albon, and Zhou Guanyu. They will occupy positions 11-15 in Sunday’s race.

Q1 results: The first round of qualifying in the first race of the 2022 F1 season is a wrap. Charles Leclerc claimed the top time in Q1 at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The five slowest drivers were Yuki Tsunoda, Nico Hülkenberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Lance Stroll, and Nicholas Latifi. They will occupy positions 16-20 in Sunday’s race.

Formula One racing has arrived in Sakhir this weekend for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday, March 20 at the Bahrain International Circuit, getting underway at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN2. It will be available for live stream at WatchESPN.

The day prior, qualifying will take place at 11 a.m., also on ESPN 2. The 20 drivers will face off for an hour of racing to establish the fastest time and secure pole position. F1 qualifying is broken up into three stages. The first 20 minutes will eliminate five drivers and the next 15 minutes will eliminate five more. That will leave the remaining ten competing for pole position in Sunday’s race.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Belgian-Dutch driver Max Verstappen is favored to finish with the fastest qualifier with odds at +130. The closest to him is five-time Bahrain GP winner Lewis Hamilton, who comes in at +285 for the qualifier.

As for the race itself on Sunday, Verstappen is an overwhelming favorite to win at -125. Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has moved into the second position on the odds board at +285, while Hamilton has sunk to +850 amidst some pessimism about the Mercedes team. Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz follows at +1000.

Here is the full entry list for Saturday’s Bahrain Grand Prix as qualifying gets underway. We’ll provide updates with each driver’s time and how the starting lineup settles.

2022 Bahrain Grand Prix, starting grid

Pos Driver Car #
Pos Driver Car #
1 Charles Leclerc 16
2 Max Verstappen 1
3 Carlos Sainz 55
4 Sergio Perez 11
5 Lewis Hamilton 44
6 Valtteri Bottas 77
7 Kevin Magnussen 20
8 Fernando Alonso 14
9 George Russell 63
10 Pierre Gasly 10
11 Esteban Ocon 31
12 Mick Schumacher 47
13 Lando Norris 4
14 Alex Albon 23
15 Zhou Guanyu 24
16 Yuki Tsunoda 22
17 Nico Hülkenberg 17
18 Daniel Ricciardo 3
19 Lance Stroll 18
20 Nicholas Latifi 6