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F1 qualifying results: Max Verstappen claims pole position for sprint race at Austrian Grand Prix

Formula One racing is headed to Spielberg for the Austrian Grand Prix. We’ll update qualifying until we’ve got the full racing grid is set for Sunday’s race at Red Bull Ring.

A general view of the grid during race 3 of Round 3:Spielberg of the Formula 3 Championship at Red Bull Ring on July 04, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Final results: Max Verstappen claimed the pole position for Saturday’s sprint race. Here is the top ten for Saturday.

  1. Max Verstappen
  2. Charles Leclerc
  3. Carlos Sainz, Jr.
  4. Sergio Pérez
  5. George Russell
  6. Esteban Ocon
  7. Kevin Magnussen
  8. Mick Schumacher
  9. Fernando Alonso
  10. Lewis Hamilton

Q2 results: Charles Leclerc led the field with a time of 1:05.287 over Max Verstappen (1:05.374) and Lewis Hamilton (1:05.475). The five slowest drivers were Pierre Gasly, Alexander Albon, Valtteri Bottas, Tuki Tsunoda and Lando Norris. They will start in positions P11-15 at Saturday’s sprint race.

Q1 results: Charles Leclerc led the field with a time of 1:05.419 over Carlos Sainz (1:05.660) and Max Verstappen (1:05.852). The five slowest drivers were Daniel Ricciardo, Lance Stroll, Zhou Guanyu, Nicholas Latifi, and Sebastian Vettel. They will start in positions P16-20 at Saturday’s sprint race.

Formula One racing has arrived in Austria this weekend for the Austrian Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday at Red Bull Ringing, getting underway at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN2. It will be available for live stream at WatchESPN.

The two days prior, sprint qualifying will sort out the starting grid for the race. On Friday, qualifying will determine the grid for Saturday’s 100-kilometer sprint race. The Saturday race will determine the grid for Sunday’s GP.

Friday qualifying will take place at 11 a.m. ET. on ESPNU. 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 Saturday’s sprint race.

Max Verstappen heads into qualifying as the race favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook with -120 odds. He is also co-favored to be the fastest qualifier at +120 odds, alongside Charles Leclerc.

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

2022 Austrian Grand Prix starting grid

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