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F1 starting grid: Max Verstappen claims pole position for Canadian Grand Prix

Formula One racing is headed to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix. We’ll update qualifying until we’ve got the full racing grid is set Sunday’s race at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

A general view of the formation lap during the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 09, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Sunday update: Charles Leclerc was bumped back to P19 after exceeding his permitted power unit component usage.

Update: Max Verstappen wins the Canadian Gran Prix qualifier and will be in pole position for Sunday’s race. The rest of the top 10 includes Fernando Alonso (2), Carlos Sainz (3), Lewis Hamilton (4), Kevin Magnussen (5), Mick Schumacher (6), Esteban Ocon (7), George Russell (8), Daniel Ricciardo (9), and Zhou Guanyu (10).

Update: : After Q2, the next five out are Valterri Bottas (11), Alexander Albon (12), Sergio Pérez (13), Lando Norris (14), and Charles Leclerc (15).

Update: After the first qualifying round, the bottom five who have been eliminated are Pierre Gasly (16), Sebastian Vettel (17), Lance Stroll (18), Nicholas Latifi (19), and Yuki Tsunoda (20).

Formula One racing has arrived in Canada this weekend for the Canadian Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, getting underway at 2 p.m. on ESPN2. It will be available for live stream at WatchESPN.

The day prior, qualifying will take place at 4 p.m., also on ESPN2. The 20 drivers will face off for an hour of racing to establish the fastest time and secure pole position. F1 qualifying is broken up into three stages. The first 20 minutes will eliminate five drivers and the next 15 minutes will eliminate five more. That will leave the remaining ten competing for pole position in Sunday’s race.

Max Verstappen opened as the favorite to win the race on DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of qualifying, with odds at -135 to finish first. Heading into Saturday’s qualifying event, Charles Leclerc sits as the favorite to finish with the fastest qualifying time, his odds at -135.

Here is the full starting lineup for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.

2022 Canadian Grand Prix starting grid

Pos Driver No.
Pos Driver No.
1 Max Verstappen 1
2 Fernando Alonso 14
3 Carlos Sainz 55
4 Lewis Hamilton 44
5 Kevin Magnussen 20
6 Mick Schumacher 47
7 Estaban Ocon 31
8 George Russell 63
9 Daniel Ricciardo 3
10 Zhou Guanyu 24
11 Valterri Bottas 77
12 Alexander Albon 23
13 Sergio Pérez 11
14 Lando Norris 4
15 Pierre Gasly 10
16 Sebastian Vettel 5
17 Lance Stroll 18
18 Nicholas Latifi 6
19 Charles Leclerc 16
20 Yuki Tsunoda 22