F1 2022: Fernando Alonso set to join Max Verstappen on front row at Canadian GP

The wet Qualifying session of the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix resulted in too many surprises, with Max Verstappen managing to grab the pole position ahead of Fernando Alonso in P2 – his first front-row start in around 10 years. Take a look at how the three qualifying sessions of the Canadian GP panned out at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in the city of Montreal –
2022 Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying 1
Race Control confirmed that the risk of rain was 100%, and all drivers went out on the track on extreme wet tyres. Max Verstappen led the Q1 with a time of 1m 32.219s, ahead of Alpine’s Fernando Alonso, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and his teammate Charles Leclerc. Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll, Nicholas Latifi, and Yuki Tsunoda were eliminated from the first qualifying.
2022 Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying 2
Alex Albon and Sergio Perez dared out to hit the still wet track on intermediates, but both barged into the barriers, with the latter’s crash resulting in red flags. With the track conditions improving, all drivers changed to inters. Verstappen led the second qualifying again, with Alonso on second and Hamilton on third. Valtteri Bottas, Alex Albon, Sergio Perez, Lando Norris were knocked out of Q2, along with penalty-hit Charles Leclerc who did not leave the pits.
2022 Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying 3
Max Verstappen led the third and the final qualifying session of the 2022 Canadian GP as well, with Fernando Alonso joining him on the front grid. This is the first front-row start for the Spaniard since the 2012 German Grand Prix. Carlos Sainz takes P3 tomorrow, ahead of Lewis Hamilton in P4 and Kevin Magnussen in P5.
Mick Schumacher starts from the sixth spot tomorrow, ahead of Esteban Ocon, George Russell, Daniel Ricciardo and Zhou Guanyu in 7th to 10th positions respectively.

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