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In qualifying which did not cause much excitement for a long time, George Russell (Mercedes) suddenly landed in the gravel in the third Q3. The red flag was waved as the Brit was no longer able to free himself. After a brief interruption, things continued, but with rain falling in the meantime, Kevin Magnussen (Haas) was unable to beat the record time he set just before – the Dane can celebrate his first career pole position.
Magnussen’s teammate Mick Schumacher fared much less well: the German has to start from the back. The Haas team thus frames the field in Saturday’s sprint.
Verstappen in 2nd place
World champion Max Verstappen (Red Bull) will start from 2nd position on Saturday. Russell follows in 3rd place – the fact that he caused the decisive break does not affect his starting position. Both Ferraris will start from positions 5 (Carlos Sainz) and 10 (Charles Leclerc), after putting in a great effort in Q1 and only getting into the next section in the last moments.
You can watch the sprint race on Saturday from 20:00 live in the SRF Sport application. Sunday’s race will be broadcast live from 18:45 on SRF info.
Alfa Romeo disappointment
Qualifying for the two Alfa Romeo drivers was over at the first opportunity. Both Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou switched relatively late from intermediates to soft tires on a track that was already wet to begin with. After that, there was not enough time to make up the necessary seconds. Zhou starts from position 17, Bottas right behind him.
SRF info, sportlive, 11/11/2022, 19:55; alone
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