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F1 starting grid: Charles Leclerc claims pole position at qualifying for Monaco Grand Prix

Formula One racing is headed to Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix. We’ll update qualifying until we’ve got the full racing grid is set Sunday’s race at Circuit de Monaco.

Start of the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 22, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Q3 results: Charles Leclerc claimed his third straight pole position and fifth of the season. Carlos Sainz and Sergio Pérez followed in the second and third positions.

Q2 results: Charles Leclerc ran the fastest time in the first qualifying stage. Sergio Perez ad Carlos Sainz followed. The bottom five drivers were Yuki Tsunoda, Valtteri Bottas, Kevin Magnussen, Daniel Ricciardo, and Mick Schumacher. They will start in positions 11-15 on Sunday.

Q1 results: Charles Leclerc ran the fastest time in the first qualifying stage. Carlos Sainz and George Russell followed. The bottom five drivers were Alexander Albon, Pierre Gasly, Lance Stroll, Nicholas Latifi, and Guanyu Zhou. They will start in positions 16-20 on Sunday.

Formula 1 racing has arrived in Monaco this weekend for the Monaco Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday at Circuit de Monaco, getting underway at 9:00 a.m. ET on ESPN. It will be available for live stream at WatchESPN.

The day prior, qualifying will take place at 10:00 a.m. ET 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.

Charles Leclerc comes into race week with the best odds to win at DraftKings Sportsbook. He’s installed at -105, followed by Max Verstappen at +120. Carlos Sainz is the next closest at +2000. Leclerc has -125 odds to win the pole position for the Grand Prix. Verstappen is installed at +165 with Sainz right behind them at +650 to start P1 at the Monaco GP.

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

2022 Monaco Grand Prix starting grid

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