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Belgian Grand Prix 2022

Provisional starting grid for the 2022 F1 Belgian GP after penalties

Following penalties for seven drivers which took affect after qualifying, here is the provisional starting grid for the 2022 Belgian GP.

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After factoring in a host of grid penalties for several drivers, here is the provisional starting grid for the Belgian GP.

Max Verstappen had set the fastest time in qualifying, but having taken numerous new power unit components ahead of this weekend, he has been sent to the back of the grid.

However, the same punishment had been handed out to five other drivers and, because Verstappen had out-qualified all of them, he starts ahead of the remaining penalised drivers. He is provisionally set to start from P15.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was the other key name to be sent to the back of the grid. He had been hoping to out-qualify the Red Bull driver at Spa-Francorchamps, but will start right behind him in P16.

Completing the list of drivers sent to the back of the grid are; Esteban Ocon (Alpine), Lando Norris (McLaren), Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) and Mick Schumacher (Haas).

The final driver with a penalty is the other Alfa Romeo of Valtteri Bottas, who received less of a punishment for changing fewer power unit parts than the other penalised drivers.

This means the Finn automatically starts at the head of the drivers with grid penalties, and puts him in P14 for the race.

See the full provisional grid below:

Provisional Starting Grid: 2022 F1 Belgian GP

Pos Driver Team
1. Sainz Ferrari
2. Perez Red Bull
3. Alonso Alpine
4. Hamilton Mercedes
5. Russell Mercedes
6. Albon Williams
7. Ricciardo McLaren
8. Gasly AlphaTauri
9. Stroll Aston Martin
10. Vettel Aston Martin
11. Latifi Williams
12. Magnussen Haas
13. Tsunoda AlphaTauri
14. Bottas* Alfa Romeo
15. Verstappen* Red Bull
16. Leclerc* Ferrari
17. Ocon* Alpine
18. Norris* McLaren
19. Zhou* Alfa Romeo
20. Schumacher* Haas

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