The qualifying session was held Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of the Formula 1 and with this the starting order for Sunday’s race was defined. Sergio Perez finished in the AAA position stopping at 1:24.052 the stopwatch. The last pole position of the season was taken by the Dutchman and Czech teammate, Max Verstappen with a time of 1:23.822.
Sergio Pérez and Charles Leclerc define everything in the Abu Dhabi GP, an appointment without great results for Checo
Mexican and Monegasque fight for the runner-up of the 2022 season and arrive at Yas Marina tied in the standings; It is only worth staying ahead of the other to obtain it
The 2022 season of the highest category of motorsport is close to coming to an end with the farewell of several of its members, including the four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. With the Drivers’ and Constructors’ championship delivered, the excitement around the Yas Marina Circuit will focus on what happens between the Mexican perez and the monegasque leclercwho they compete for second place of the annual ranking.
“It is a good start. I couldn’t make that step in Q3, but it’s nice to have that front row of the grid. Max has done a great job for me. (…) I really hope that tomorrow’s race will be strong”, Checo said at the end of the session.
1.- Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
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two.- Sergio Perez (Red Bull).
3.- Charles Leclerc (Ferrari).
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4.- Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari).
5.- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).
6.- George Russell (Mercedes).
7.- Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin).
8.- Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren).
9.- Esteban Ocon (Alpine).
10.- Lando Norris (McLaren).
The rest of the grid was led by Fernando Alonso (Alpine) in eleventh position. He was followed by Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri), Mick Schumacher (Haas), Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo), Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri), Valtteri Bottas, Alex Albon (Williams ) and finally Nicholas Latifi (Williams).
After 21 Grand Prix and visits to four continents, the pilots of Red Bull Racing and of Ferrari they find each other tied at 290 points. Regardless of the place they occupy at the end, both competitors will sign the best season of their respective careers, since they will finish in third or second and neither has achieved better than fourth place before.
However, the goal of both Czech as Leclerc is to get the runner-up and for this the formula is simple: the one that is ahead of the other, will be the one who rises as the winner of this particular contest. The Yas Marina circuit is the setting chosen for the definition and closing of the season, a track in which the Mexican has not achieved his best results.
Also, Monegasque has a slight advantage running on the track of more than 5.5 km since, in only four occasions that he has appeared, he has already managed to get on the podium (third position in 2019). On the other hand, the Jalisco native registers only a fifth place as his best result (and he has contested the Abu Dhabi GP in 11 editions.
Race: Sunday, November 20 at 07:00.