Formula 1 2022 results – Mexican Grand Prix: Qualifying

Valtteri Bottas riding the kerb. Mexico City, October 2022. Credit: Alamy
Valtteri Bottas riding the kerb. Mexico City, October 2022. Credit: Alamy

Max Verstappen produced a mighty lap to put his car on pole for the Mexican Grand Prix ahead of the two Mercedes.

The Dutchman finished 0.304 seconds ahead of George Russell while the Brit’s Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton will start alongside home-town hero Sergio Perez.

The third row will be made up by Carlos Sainz and Valtteri Bottas. Charles Leclerc disappointed to finish in P7 while Lando Norris and the two Alpines completed the top 10.

Daniel Ricciardo missed out on a spot in Q3 by 0.053 seconds while a deleted lap saw Mick Schumacher knocked out in Q1.

Full qualifying results:

Q1 times

1 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes 1:19.169
2 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing +0.053
3 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.336
4 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +0.354
5 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.397
6 George RUSSELL Mercedes +0.414
7 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +0.537
8 Lando NORRIS McLaren +0.688
9 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri +0.738
10 Esteban OCON Alpine +0.776
11 Fernando ALONSO Alpine +0.837
12 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri +1.087
13 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren +1.110
14 ZHOU Guanyu Alfa Romeo +1.114
15 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +1.124
16 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team +1.250
17 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin +1.250
18 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +1.351
19 Alexander ALBON Williams +1.690
20 Nicholas LATIFI Williams +1.998

Q2 times

1 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes 1:18.552
2 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.008
3 George RUSSELL Mercedes +0.013
4 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing +0.014
5 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +0.063
6 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +0.210
7 Esteban OCON Alpine +0.529
8 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.557
9 Lando NORRIS McLaren +0.567
10 Fernando ALONSO Alpine +0.720
11 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren +0.773
12 ZHOU Guanyu Alfa Romeo +0.924
13 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri +1.037
14 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri +1.120
15 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +1.281

Q3 times

1 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing 1:17.775
2 George RUSSELL Mercedes +0.304
3 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +0.309
4 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +0.353
5 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.576
6 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +0.626
7 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.780
8 Lando NORRIS McLaren +0.946
9 Fernando ALONSO Alpine +1.164
10 Esteban OCON Alpine +1.235

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