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Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022

Revised starting grid for the 2022 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Here is the full starting grid for the 2022 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which will be held at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on Sunday.

Perez Sainz Jeddah
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Sergio Perez will start from pole position for the first time in his F1 career on Sunday, as he lines up at the front of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix grid.

Red Bull driver Perez caused a shock in qualifying as he got the better of Ferrari pair Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, with Max Verstappen having to settle for fourth in the other RB18.

Alpine's Esteban Ocon led the 'best of the rest' battle in fifth position, getting the better of George Russell, who was left to lead the Mercedes charge after teammate Lewis Hamilton dramatically dropped out in the opening Q1 phase.

Hamilton is due to start back in 15th, just behind the penalised Daniel Ricciardo (who impeded Ocon), but has hinted that he might opt for a pit lane start, meaning he could break parc ferme conditions and change the set-up on his W13.

There will be one non-starter, with Mick Schumacher sitting out proceedings after his heavy qualifying crash, leaving new teammate Kevin Magnussen to fly the flag for Haas.

The starting grid below is provisional until confirmed by F1's governing body, the FIA.

Starting grid: 2022 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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

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