Max Verstappen unleashes the madness in Zandvoort lifting pole position from Charles Leclerc by 21 thousandths

Max Verstappen is an animal. Even on a circuit that seemed favorable for Ferrari, he has achieved pole position, beating Charles Leclerc by just 21 thousandths. A success that seemed unlikely considering Leclerc’s times, but which was based on a tiny but costly mistake by the Monegasque in the second sector.

Verstappen has unleashed the madness among a crowd that has turned Zandvoort into a party, although exceeding the limits on occasion. And it is that the classification has had to be interrupted with red flag because a fan has thrown a flare to the track, something that was later repeated in Q3, with less success.

Alpine has made its second worst qualifying of the year, with both cars out in Q2

Carlos Sainz Zandvoort F1 2022

Ferrari has been saving throughout qualifying to bring out his full potential in Q3, but it still wasn’t enough to break Verstappen. The champion has pulled an impossible pole out of the sleeve, leaving the two Ferraris with a span of noses, which will now have to reverse the situation in the race.

And it is that Carlos Sainz was also close to pole. The Madrid driver will start third, with a time less than a tenth slower than Verstappen’s. That is going to be Ferrari’s great asset in the race, being able to attack the world leader with its two cars. We’ll see if they don’t mess it up with the strategies.

Hamilton Zandvoort F1 2022

Sergio Pérez has complicated life by making a mistake at the end of his last fast lap. The Mexican had been setting times not far from those of Sainz, but he spun in the parabolic and, to top it off, caused a yellow flag that also has ruined the improvement attempts of the two Mercedes.

A) Yes, Lewis Hamilton will start from fourth position, just ahead of Sergio Pérez and George Russell, who was sixth. A shame for Mercedes, because it seemed that at this circuit they were really close to fighting for pole position. Now they will have to make a counter strategy.

Alonso Zandvoort F1 2022

Absolute disaster for Alpine, which has made its second worst classification of the season. For the third time this year, neither car has made it out of Q2, with Esteban Ocon starting twelfth and Fernando Alonso in thirteenth position. The Spaniard did not have his best lap at the end of Q2.

Who they have shone entering Q3 are Mick Schumacher and Yuki Tsunoda, two pilots questioned who are going to start eighth and ninth respectively. Lando Norris was seventh while Lance Stroll got the Aston Martin into Q3, but then he couldn’t participate in it due to some mechanical failure.

Results classification Formula 1 GP Netherlands 2022

Position Dorsal Pilot coach Q1 Q2 Q3 laps
1 1 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING RBPT 1:11.317 1:10.927 1:10.342 12
2 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1:11.443 1:10.988 1:10.363 18
3 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1:11.767 1:10.814 1:10.434 18
4 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:11.331 1:11.075 1:10.648 18
5 11 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING RBPT 1:11.641 1:11.314 1:11.077 19
6 63 George Russell MERCEDES 1:11.561 1:10.824 1:11.147 18
7 4 Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes 1:11.556 1:11.116 1:11.174 18
8 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 1:11.741 1:11.420 1:11.442 21
9 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI RBPT 1:11.427 1:11.428 1:12.556 21
10 18 Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 1:11.568 1:11.416 14
11 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI RBPT 1:11.705 1:11.512 15
12 31 Stephen Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 1:11.748 1:11.605 12
13 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 1:11.667 1:11.613 11
14 24 Zhou Guanyu ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 1:11.826 1:11.704 15
15 23 Alexander Albon WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:11.695 1:11.802 16
16 77 Valtteri Bottas ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 1:11.961 9
17 3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes 1:12.081 8
18 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:12.319 9
19 5 Sebastian Vettel ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 1:12.391 8
20 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:13.353 5

Source: Motorpasión by

*The article has been translated based on the content of Motorpasión by If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!