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

Formula One racing is headed to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. We’ll update qualifying until we’ve got the full racing grid is set Sunday’s race at Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team W13 leads Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving (16) the Ferrari F1-75 during the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 04, 2022 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Photo by Alex Pantling - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images

Penalty update: Due to various penalties, the starting grid is shaken up for Sunday. Max Verstappen dropped to the seventh position, Carlos Sainz, dropped to 18th, Sergio Perez dropped to 13th, and Lewis Hamilton dropped to 19th. We’ve got the full starting grid atthe bottom of the page.

Q3 results: Charles Leclerc claimed the pole position in the final round of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. This is the eight time Leclerc has claimed the pole position this season. He’s won two of those races, Max Verstappen has won four of them, and Sergio Perez won the seventh. Leclerc is followed in the starting grid by Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, and Perez. We’ve posted the full starting grid below.

Q2 results: The second round of qualifying wrapped and Carlos Sainz had the fastest run, ahead of Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen. The five slowest drivers were Estaban Ocon, Valterri Bottas, Nick De Vries, Zhou Guanyu, and Yuki Tsunoda. They will start in spots P11-15 in Sunday’s race.

Q1 results: The first round of qualifying is a wrap. Max Verstappen had the fastest time and was followed by Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. The five slowest drivers were Nicholas Latifi, Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll, Kevin Magnussen, and Mick Schumacher. They will start in the last five spots of the starting grid on Sunday.

Formula One racing has arrived in Italy this weekend for the Italian Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, getting underway at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN2. It will be available for live stream at WatchESPN.

The day prior, qualifying will take place at 10 a.m. ET., on ESPNEWS. 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 18 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.

Max Verstappen enters with the best odds to win P1 for Sunday at DraftKings Sportsbook installed at -200. Despite having 10 wins on the season, he only has four pole positions on the year. Charles Leclerc has the second-best odds at +225. Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez all have +1600 odds to win pole position.

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

2022 Italian Grand Prix starting grid

Pos. Driver No.
Pos. Driver No.
1 Charles Leclerc 16
2 George Russell 63
3 Lando Norris 4
4 Daniel Ricciardo 3
5 Pierre Gasly 10
6 Fernando Alonso 14
7 Max Verstappen 1
8 Nick De Vries 23
9 Zhou Guanyu 24
10 Nicholas Latifi 6
11 Sebastian Vettel 5
12 Lance Stroll 18
13 Sergio Pérez 11
14 Estaban Ocon 31
15 Valterri Bottas 77
16 Kevin Magnussen 20
17 Mick Schumacher 47
18 Carlos Sainz 55
19 Lewis Hamilton 44
20 Yuki Tsunoda 22