Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2022 British Grand Prix

formula 1 qualifying results: starting grid for 2022 british grand

Carlos Sainz became the 104th driver in Formula One history to take pole position as he pipped Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to top spot during qualifying for the 2022 British Grand Prix. 

In tricky conditions, the Spaniard held his nerve when it mattered most as Ferrari took top spot in their bid to break a sequence of six Red Bull race wins in a row. 

Due to the wet weather conditions, it all ended up coming down to the last lap on an ever drier track as Verstappen looked set to claim his fourth pole position of the season. Instead, Sainz put together an impressive lap to snatch away top spot by just 0.072 seconds. 

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His teammate Charles Leclerc inadvertently helped as he suffered a spin on his final lap which meant Verstappen had to slow under yellow flags, though that won’t matter to Sainz who’ll start tomorrow’s race in P1. 


Sainz reigns in the rain ????#BritishGP #F1

— Formula 1 (@F1) July 2, 2022

Elsewhere, Sergio Perez came P4 with home favourites Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris finishing P5 and P6 respectively. 

Fernando Alonso put his Alpine into P7 whilst Mercedes’ George Russell will have been disappointed to finish in P8. Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu ended qualifying in P9 whilst Williams’ Nicholas Latifi stunned the field to claim P10 – his joint-best ever qualifying result.

Here is the classification for qualifying for the 2022 British Grand Prix. Barring any late interventions from race stewards, this is how they will line up:

1Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
2Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
3Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
4Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
5Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
6Lando Norris (McLaren)
7Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
8George Russell (Mercedes)
9Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo)
10Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
11Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
12Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)
13Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
14Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
15Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
16Alexander Albon (Williams)
17Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
18Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
19Mick Schumacher (Haas)
20Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)

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Action and highlights from qualifying for the 2022 British Grand Prix:

END OF Q3: CARLOS SAINZ TAKES POLE POSITION!! For the first time in his Formula One career, the Spanish driver is on pole. What a remarkable turn of events at Silverstone.

Leclerc spins on the final lap which looks to have slowed Verstappen down in turn due to the yellow flags. The Dutch driver will start P2 on the grid with Leclerc P3. 

IT’S A FIRST POLE FOR CARLOS SAINZ!!! ????????????#BritishGP #F1

— Formula 1 (@F1) July 2, 2022

3:00 left in Q2: On the back of his phenomenal qualifying showing in Canada, Alonso is again flying in the wet conditions. Leclerc goes faster still though as Verstappen recovers to go second fastest so far. 

7:00 left in Q3: It’s a huge spin from Verstappen as he pushes his car to the absolute limit. That could be absolutely crucial as the rain is likely to get heavier towards the end of this session again. Zhou is fastest so far! 

Verstappen does a 360° ????

The Dutchman manages to regain control and continues on his way#BritishGP #F1

— Formula 1 (@F1) July 2, 2022

Lights out for Q3: It’s the good old typical British weather here at Silverstone as the rain now slows again to cause as much confusion as possible for everyone involved.

Verstappen has had the better of everyone else so far on track but could another driver steal the pole position away from him here at the death? 

END OF Q2: Verstappen finishes top again from Hamilton and Leclerc but it’s Latifi who steals the headlines as he sends his Williams car into Q3 by finishing in P10! That’s a fantastic result for the Canadian driver who’s really struggled this season overall. 

Gasly, Bottas, Tsunoda, Ricciardo and Ocon are all out. 

5:00 left in Q2: Verstappen is absolutely shining once again in these conditions as he sits top of the pack heading into the later part of Q2. The rain is getting heavier and heavier as Hamilton moves up to P2 as it stands. 

Verstappen is setting the pace again as track conditions deteriorate#BritishGP #F1

— Formula 1 (@F1) July 2, 2022

10:00 left in Q2: The rain continues to fall then so it’s a case of teams coming out a little later this time around in Q2. Hamilton is complaining of some strong vibrations in his cab as Perez sets the fastest lap time of the session so far. 

Lights out for Q2: We’re back on track for the start of Q2 then. Latifi is the first car out onto the Silverstone circuit as the Canadian driver looks to enjoy his first Q2 session of the season after finishing P15 in Q1. 

END OF Q1: Verstappen is fastest in Q1 ahead of Leclerc and Russell. Albon, Magnussen, Vettel, Schumacher and Stroll are the five drivers who are out in the opening qualifying period, that’s massively disappointing for Haas and Aston Martin in particular who see both of their drivers knocked out. 


Vettel ????
Stroll #BritishGP #F1

— Formula 1 (@F1) July 2, 2022

5:00 left in Q1: As the rain starts to slow, it’s the usual suspects near the front as Verstappen and Leclerc continue to trade top spot in this session. At the other end, it’s Stroll, Vettel, Schumacher, Gasly and Alonso in the danger zone for now. 

The track is still wet, but a dry line is slowly starting to emerge, and the rain has stopped.#BritishGP #F1

— Formula 1 (@F1) July 2, 2022

10:00 left in Q1: The drivers are also fighting some strong winds out there as Valtteri Bottas goes for a spin. Leclerc is fastest from Hamilton and Verstappen after the early laps but I wouldn’t read too much into the standings so far as conditions will likely only improve from here. 

15:00 left in Q1: The rain is coming down heavy at Silverstone now and even on the intermediate tyres a few of the drivers are sliding all over the track. Everyone except the two Alpine drivers of Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon are already out for their first run. 

Lights out for Q1: The massive stack of cars waiting at the end of the pit lane are finally released and we’re away for qualifying at the 2022 British Grand Prix. 

Expect every driver to get out on track as soon as they possibly can given that we may see the rain get heavier at any point throughout this opening session. 

Welcome to qualifying from Silverstone ????????

It’s a bit wet! ☔️#BritishGP #F1

— Formula 1 (@F1) July 2, 2022

5 mins until qualifying begins: Oooohhhh there’s plenty of umbrellas coming out in the grand stand here at Silverstone, stay tuned for qualifying as this could prove to be great fun! 

15 mins until qualifying begins: The old porpoising problems continue to persist for Mercedes though whilst Ferrari have also struggled so far this weekend with the same issues. In practice 3 Carlos Sainz saw his car almost bounce him off the track which won’t have come as a pleasant surprise for the Spaniard. 

No such porpoising problems for Red Bull however as their car continues to look incredibly sturdy in all situations around Silverstone. 

30 mins until qualifying begins: Isn’t it fantastic to see a sold out Silverstone once again? Over 400,000 jubilant F1 fans are expected to make the trip to this famous track this weekend to see their heroes race.

Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris are the home favourites of course but can any of them pull a surprise or two this weekend? Well, Hamilton himself has enjoyed the most wins in the sports history at this venue with eight victories and with his Mercedes car looking a bit more punchy so far this weekend plus the threat of rain on the horizon, count him out at your own peril! 

Feeling the brotherly love ????#BritishGP #F1 @LewisHamilton

— Formula 1 (@F1) July 2, 2022

45 mins until qualifying begins: After an indifferent start to the weekend through practice sessions 1 and 2, it was Max Verstappen who set some rather formidable looking pace in practice 3 earlier today as he put his Red Bull car 0.4 seconds ahead of the chasing pack around Silverstone. 

The current world champion will be full of confidence heading into qualifying shortly then, though he may not have it all his own way however with the upcoming session looking likely to experience some rain at points which could definitely shake up the grid order just like in Canada last time out. 

1 hour until qualifying begins: Hello, and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of today’s qualifying session for the 2022 British Grand Prix.

After going 0.4 seconds faster than his competition in the third practice session earlier today, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will be the red hot favourite to grab pole position for the race tomorrow, though after changing some of his engine components in Canada prior to the previous race, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will be looking to take his own seventh pole position of the season this afternoon! 

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Last time out at the Canadian Grand Prix, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen claimed his sixth race win of the season after impressively also taking pole position throughout an action-packed wet qualifying session the day prior. 

In Canada he finished over half a second in front of the chasing pack and after taking top spot in qualifying at the British Grand Prix last year, he’ll be hoping for more success here at Silverstone as he chases his third pole position of the year.

After an impressive drive from last on the grid to finishing P5 in Canada though, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc – who took fresh engine components in Montreal – will arrive at the British Grand Prix hunting a seventh pole position of the season and his first at the famous race track in Northamptonshire.

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz will also likely be in the battle for top spot in qualifying as too will Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and George Russell given their impressive finishes in Canada and much improved car performance overall. Hamilton has taken seven of the last eight wins at Silverstone and has taken pole position here seven times throughout his illustrious career to date! 

What channel is the F1 race on tomorrow?

  • Race: British Grand Prix
  • Date: Sunday, July 3
  • TV channel: Sky Sports F1
  • Live stream: fuboTV

The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all 2022 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed, with select races airing on ABC. You can also stream Formula 1 races live in the U.S. with fuboTV.

ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2022 F1 races in the U.S.

What time does the F1 race start tomorrow?

  • Date: Sunday, July 3
  • Start time: 3 p.m. BST

Sunday’s 2022 British Grand Prix is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. local time. Lights out should come just after 3 p.m. BST. Sky Sports F1’s pre-race show typically airs in the hour before the start of the race.

Below is the complete TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the British Grand Prix. All times are BST.

DateEventTime (ET)TV channel
Friday, July 1Practice 11 p.m.Sky Sports F1
Friday, July 1Practice 24 p.m.Sky Sports F1
Saturday, July 2Practice 312 p.m.Sky Sports F1
Saturday, July 2Qualifying3 p.m.Sky Sports F1
Sunday, July 3Race3 p.m.Sky Sports F1

Formula 1 live stream for the British Grand Prix

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, five major OTT TV streaming options carry the ESPN networks — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and DirecTV Stream. 

For those who do have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2022 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication.

Formula 1 schedule 2022

There are 22 scheduled events on the F1 docket for 2022, one race shy of tying the mark for the longest F1 calendar.

The season started in Bahrain on March 20 and will end with the customary Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, although a bit earlier than usual, in November. If the schedule stands, this will be the earliest end of the Formula 1 season since it ended on Nov. 4 in 2013.

Returning to the 2022 F1 slate are the Canadian and Japanese Grand Prix, both of which were cancelled in 2021 amid fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. 

The calendar also holds the maiden voyage for the Miami Grand Prix, the first of two races in the United States in 2022, with the customary United States GP taking place in October.

The Russian Grand Prix, originally scheduled for Sept. 25, was cancelled because of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Here’s the latest schedule (subject to change – all times BST):

DateRaceTrackStart timeTV channelWinner (Team)
March 20Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International Circuit3 p.m.Sky Sports F1Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
March 27Saudi Arabian Grand PrixJeddah Street Circuit6 p.m.Sky Sports F1Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
April 10Australian Grand PrixAlbert Park Circuit6 a.m.Sky Sports F1Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
April 24Emilia Romagna Grand PrixImola Circuit2 p.m.Sky Sports F1Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 8Miami Grand PrixMiami International Autodrome8:30 p.m.Sky Sports F1Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 22Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya2 p.m.Sky Sports F1Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 29Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de Monaco2 p.m.Sky Sports F1Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
June 12Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku City Circuit12 p.m.Sky Sports F1Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
June 19Canadian Grand PrixCircuit Gillies-Villenueve7 p.m.Sky Sports F1Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
July 3British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit3 p.m.Sky Sports F1TBD
July 10Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring2 p.m.TBDTBD
July 24French Grand PrixCircuit Paul Ricard2 p.m.TBDTBD
July 31Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring2 p.m.TBDTBD
Aug. 28Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps2 p.m.TBDTBD
Sept. 4Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Zandvoort2 p.m.TBDTBD
Sept. 11Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza2 p.m.TBDTBD
Oct. 2Singapore Grand PrixMarina Bay Street Circuit1 p.m.TBDTBD
Oct. 9Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka International Racing Course6 a.m.TBDTBD
Oct. 23United States Grand PrixCircuit of the Americas8 p.m.TBDTBD
Oct. 30Mexico City Grand PrixAutodromo Hermanos Rodriguez8 p.m.TBDTBD
Nov. 13Sao Paulo Grand PrixInterlagos Circuit6 p.m.TBDTBD
Nov. 20Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina Circuit1 p.m.TBDTBD

How to watch Formula 1 in Canada

  • TV channel: TSN (English); RDS (French)
  • Live stream: TSN Direct

For fans in Canada, TSN will carry the English-language telecast of races. For those looking for the French broadcast, RDS will have you covered.

Races can also be streamed via TSN’s streaming service, TSN Direct.

How to watch Formula 1 in the United Kingdom

  • TV channel: Sky Sports F1
  • Live stream: NOW TV

Viewers in the United Kingdom can catch all F1 action on Sky Sports F1, the dedicated F1 channel. For viewers planning to live stream F1 in 2022, you can purchase a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV.

How to watch Formula 1 in Australia

  • TV channel: Fox Sports; Channel 10
  • Live stream: Kayo

Fox Sports will carry all races in Australia, with Channel 10 broadcasting the Australian GP.

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