As F1 returns to the contentious Abu Dhabi GP for the 2022 year finale, Verstappen orchestrated nonetheless yet another Purple Bull pole at the observe he received his to start with planet title in the most controversial of strategies in a last-lap overtake right after a pink-flagged race. Verstappen who has previously gained the 2022 planet championship will be supporting his teammate Sergio Perez to get P2 in the championship in advance of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who is equal on points for P2 but has more race wins than the Mexican. This also comes following a controversial Brazilian GP where Verstappen refused to give back again the placement he was provided by Perez on the last lap of the race creating rumblings of discord within just the Pink Bull paddock.

For Ferrari, this race is not only crucial for Charles Leclerc to secure P2, but it is only in advance by 19 points from Mercedes in the constructor’s championship and several feel its staff boss Mattia Binotto’s career is on the line if the Italians fail to protected it. Leclerc managed to qualify P3 forward of bids teammate Carlos Sainz Jr.

Immediately after the euphoria of the Brazilian GP for Mercedes, in Abu Dhabi, they couldn’t march the tempo of Purple Bull and Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton just managed P5 when George Russell who gained his initially F1 race in Brazil managed P6. Lando Norris managed P7 for McLaren in advance of his outgoing teammate Daniel Ricciardo who managed P10. Esteban Ocon was the sole Alpine in the major 10 at P8 as Fernando Alonso did not make it out of Q2. He managed just P11.

Sebastian Vettel who is now in his 299th and past race of his occupation managed a stellar P9 in the underpowered Aston Martin. Vettel was fourth-tenths faster than his teammate Lance Stroll who just managed P14 and didn’t cross Q2.

Yuki Tsunoda managed P12 ahead of Pierre Gasly who is in his past race for the AlphaTauri staff just managed P17. Mick Schumacher who will be leaving Haas following this race yet again out-capable his teammate Kevin Magnussen for P13 to Dane’s P16.

Guanyu Zhou was all over again outstanding in the rather lethargic Alfa Romeo in P15 in which he managed to out-qualify Valtteri Bottas who managed just P18. The Williams duo had been the final two automobiles — Albon managed P18 whilst Nicholas Latifi who will be leaving the crew future calendar year was once again the slowest car or truck on the grid.