With the Mercedes bringing a long-waited come back this weekend, it has been great to see them back in the mix at the top of the board. The Circuit de Catalunya is known for strong braking zones which, mixed with the heat over this weekend, has caused some issues such as Mick Schumacher’s rear brakes setting on fire during FP3.
Charles Leclerc had an unexpected spin-out during Q3 leaving his teammate, Carlos Sainz, to keep near the top of the grid for the Ferrari team. However, after pitting and coming back out with three minutes to go, Leclerc brought it back and took provisional pole in the last few seconds and managed to get in front of Max Verstappen after he let his team know of “power issues”.
Following behind was Carlos Sainz for Ferrari in third and George Russell in fourth for Mercedes.
Top 10 Grid For 2022 Spanish Grand Prix:
1. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
2. Max Verstappen, Red Bull
3. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
4. George Russell, Mercedes
5. Sergio Perez, Red Bull
6. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
7. Valtterri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
8. Kevin Magnussen, Haas
9. Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
10. Mick Schumacher, Haas