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F1 2022

F1 2022 qualifying duels: Verstappen and Leclerc not the only drivers to impress

With the first half of the 2022 F1 season over, drivers and teams are enjoying a well-earned summer break. It also serves as the ideal moment to assess the intra-team qualifying battles so far this season. Who is leading the way at each squad? RacingNews365.com provides an overview.

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In F1, teammates serve as the ideal benchmark for each other given that they are the only two drivers on the grid running (at most times) the same machinery.

As drivers and teams enjoy the summer break, there are 13 Grands Prix – and more specifically 13 qualifying sessions – to look back on and judge performance levels.

Towards the top of the list, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc enjoy comfortable leads over teammates Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz, having topped 10 qualifying sessions to three.

The biggest 'winners', however, are Lando Norris, Kevin Magnussen and Alexander Albon, who have defeated their teammates in all bar two sessions.

As it stands, the closest battle is between Mercedes pair George Russell and Lewis Hamilton, with the score sitting at 7-6 in the youngster's favour.

Curious about the scores halfway through the season? Check out the full list below.

F1 teammate qualifying battles at the summer break

Teammates Score
Verstappen-Perez 10-3
Leclerc-Sainz 10-3
Hamilton-Russell 6-7
Alonso-Ocon 8-5
Norris-Ricciardo 11-2
Bottas-Zhou 10-3
Magnussen-Schumacher 11-2
Gasly-Tsunoda 8-5
Vettel-Stroll 8-3* (Vettel missed the first two races)
Albon-Latifi 11-2

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