Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz continued to emulate his consistent and great run of pace by grabbing P3 ahead of the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The Spaniard was on a great run all along leading up to the Q3 stint where he fell short of claiming the pole position.
Red Bull’s Sergio Perez claimed his first pole position ahead of the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Perez finished ahead of Sainz’s teammate Charles Leclerc who had set the time to beat until the Mexican stirred a lightning-fast lap.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen claimed only a P4 and lacked speed in Q3. The Dutchman splits the starting order of the race grid, sandwiching the two Ferrari’s between the Red Bull’s who are eager to grab their first points of the season.
Carlos Sainz was beaten by teammate Charles Leclerc but ahead of Max Verstappen
Carlos Sainz drove a fantastic lap in Q3 and claimed a provisional pole. But teammate Charles Leclerc managed to beat the time when he had a second go at the Jeddah Corniche circuit. Ultimately Sergio Perez beat the two Ferrari’s claiming the top spot.
Carlos described his struggles with the new tyres stating, “The lap for P3 was pretty good. It was on my used tyre as the used tyre this weekend has given me a better feeling. The new tyre is very tricky to handle and when I went for new, I didn’t have any grip and I struggled.”
“It’s going to be exciting with all four cars mixed up with the Ferrari’s and the Red Bull. So we’ll play around for a little bit and pass each other. It should be an exciting race,” he added when asked about his predictions for the race tomorrow.
The race has already seen enough drama with the massive fire on Friday, Mick Schumacher’s crash and Lewis Hamilton’s exit on Saturday. And we can’t wait for Sunday’s race to unfold as the Bull’s go head-to-head with the prancing horse!