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Charles Leclerc wins pole position in 2022 French Grand Prix

Formula One racing is headed to Le Castellet for the French Grand Prix. We’ll update qualifying until we’ve got the full racing grid is set for Sunday’s race at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Valtteri Bottas (77) with the Alfa Romeo C40 during practice 2 ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on July 21, 2022 in Le Castellet, France.  Photo by ANP via Getty Images

Q3 results: Leclerc led with a time of 1:30.872, followed by Verstappen at 1:32.176 and Perez at 1:31.335. Leclerc will start from the pole position in the 2022 French Grand Prix. Both Carlos Sainz and Kevin Magnussen were issued engine penalties that will send them to start at the back of the grid in Sunday’s race.

Q2 results: Sainz led in Q2 with a time of 1:31.081, followed by Leclerc at 1:31.216 and Max Verstappen at 1:31.99. Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel and Alexander Albon were eliminated, finishing 11th through 15th, respectively.

Q1 results: Charles Leclerc led in Q1 with a time of 1:31.727, followed by Max Verstappen at 1:21.891 and Carlos Sainz at 1:32.297. Pierre Gasly, Lance Stroll, Zhou Guanyu, Mick Schumacher and Nicholas Latifi were eliminated, finishing 16th through 20th, respectively.

Formula One racing has arrived in France this weekend for the 2022 French Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday, July 24 at Circuit Paul Ricard, getting underway at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN. It will be available for live stream at WatchESPN.

The day prior, qualifying will take place at 10 a.m, ET, on ESPN 2. 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.

Charles Leclerc has the best odds to win the pole position at DraftKings Sportsbook installed at -135. He is followed by Max Verstappen (+130) and Lewis Hamilton (+1400). Verstappen and Leclerc enter with the best odds to win the race on Sunday at +125 odds. Hamilton has the third-best odds at +850.

Here is the full entry list for Sunday’s French Grand Prix as qualifying gets underway. We’ll provide updates with each driver’s time and how the starting lineup settles.

2022 French Grand Prix starting grid

Position Driver Car # Manufacturer
Position Driver Car # Manufacturer
1 Charles Leclerc 16 Ferrari
2 Max Verstappen 1 RBPT
3 Sergio Pérez 11 RBPT
4 Lewis Hamilton 44 Mercedes
5 Lando Norris 4 Mercedes
6 George Russell 63 Mercedes
7 Fernando Alonso 14 Renault
8 Yuki Tsunoda 22 RBPT
9 Daniel Ricciardo 3 Mercedes
10 Esteban Ocon 31 Renault
11 Valtteri Bottas 77 Ferrari
12 Sebastian Vettel 5 Mercedes
13 Alexander Albon 23 Mercedes
14 Pierre Gasly 10 RBPT
15 Lance Stroll 18 Mercedes
16 Guanyu Zhou 24 Ferrari
17 Mick Schumacher 47 Ferrari
18 Nicholas Latifi 6 Mercedes
19 Carlos Sainz, Jr. 55 Ferrari
20 Kevin Magnussen 20 Ferrari