Welcome at RacingNews365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
Sign in
Japanese Grand Prix 2022

Starting grid for the F1 2022 Japanese GP

Here is the full starting grid for the 2022 F1 Japanese Grand Prix.

XPB 1175452 Hi Res
To news overview © XPBimages

Max Verstappen will keep pole for the Japanese Grand Prix after being reprimanded for an incident between himself and Lando Norris during qualifying.

The top three are only separated by 0.057 seconds, with Charles Leclerc lining up second after missing out by just 0.010s.

Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso have good starting positions, having qualified in fifth and seventh on the grid in between the Mercedes drivers, while Sebastian Vettel starts his final Japanese Grand Prix in ninth.

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

Starting grid 2022 Japanese Grand Prix

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

Also interesting:

F1 Podcast: Should Perez’s Singapore penalty have been decided during the race?

RacingNews365.com F1 journalists Dieter Rencken and Michael Butterworth discuss the key topics from the Singapore Grand Prix, including whether Sergio Perez's punishment should have been decided during the race rather than after.

F1 2022 Japanese Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

Join the conversation!

EXCLUSIVE 'Hungry' Norris backed to take F1 fight to 'astonishing' Verstappen