Perez fastest in ultimate observe as Leclerc spins into boundaries

Sergio Perez heads into qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix getting established the quickest time in ultimate observe forward of staff mate Max Verstappen.

Perez’s ultimate traveling lap noticed him acquire the quickest time all round, just a tenth forward of his staff mate. Carlos Sainz Jnr was 3rd quickest for Ferrari with Charles Leclerc seventh immediately after spinning frivolously into the barrier at Fagnes.

Cloud protect hung above the Spa circuit as the automobiles ventured out for the commence of the ultimate observe hour of the weekend. Forecasts indicated a thirty% prospect of rain for the duration of the session, but the keep track of stayed dry.

Each Crimson Bulls and the two Mercedes took to the keep track of on utilized tender tyres to have out large gas operates, letting the two Alfa Romeos of Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas to established the early tempo on new softs forward of the Aston Martins of Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel.

It took till pretty much midway as a result of the hour just before Ferrari took to the keep track of for the very first time. Heading out on new tender tyres, Sainz straight away jumped to the major of the occasions with a 1’46.461, though Leclerc went 2nd quickest immediately after his very first work. Alexander Albon utilized the robust major pace of his Williams to break up the Ferraris and go 2nd, just before Perez utilized a clean established of softs to reduced the quickest time all round to a 1’45.972, approximately 50 percent a 2nd a lot quicker than Sainz.

Verstappen’s very first whole press lap was ruined by a ‘phantom’ yellow flag at the chicane, but his 2nd work on 5 lap aged softs was easily quickly more than enough to set him major of the occasions with a 1’45.480 – 50 percent a 2nd more quickly than staff mate Perez and pretty much a whole 2nd more quickly than the Ferraris. Lando Norris jumped up to 3rd location on new tender tyres, just 7 thousandths of a 2nd more quickly than Perez.

Leclerc tried to strengthen with one more traveling lap, but shed handle of his automobile on the entry to the Fagnes chicane and spun backwards into the tyre barrier. The get in touch with with the wall was light more than enough to permit him to travel out of the gravel and again on to the keep track of, but with manor bodywork destruction to the rear of the automobile.

Regardless of the Ferrari ready to travel out of the gravel unaided, the session was pink flagged. Following a short hold off, the session resumed for the handful of minutes continue to remaining. Perez headed out on one more new established of tender tyres and set in a 1’45.047 to major of the occasions, a tenth more quickly than his staff mate.

The chequered flag fell to are likely the session, leaving Perez quickest forward of his staff mate. Sainz finished the session 3rd-quickest, 7 tenths of a 2nd guiding Perez, with Norris in fourth place.

Fernando Alonso was fifth quickest for Alpine, with George Russell in sixth for Mercedes. Leclerc concluded the session down in seventh, forward of Sebastian Vettel, Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly finishing the major ten.

2022 Belgian Grand Prix 3rd observe resultPositionNumberDriverTeamModelTimeGapLaps111Sergio PerezRed BullRB181’45.0471921Max VerstappenRed BullRB181’45.1840.13719355Carlos Sainz JnrFerrariF1-751’45.8240.7771344Lando NorrisMcLaren-MercedesMCL361’45.9650.91820514Fernando AlonsoAlpine-RenaultA5221’46.0611.01416663George RussellMercedesW131’46.0711.02419716Charles LeclercFerrariF1-751’46.1201.0731285Sebastian VettelAston Martin-MercedesAMR221’46.1661.11918931Esteban OconAlpine-RenaultA5221’46.6011.554241010Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Crimson BullAT031’46.6041.55719113Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-MercedesMCL361’46.6461.599181244Lewis HamiltonMercedesW131’46.7691.72220136Nicholas LatifiWilliams-MercedesFW441’46.8111.764201423Alexander AlbonWilliams-MercedesFW441’46.8361.789201577Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-FerrariC421’46.8811.834201618Lance StrollAston Martin-MercedesAMR221’46.9751.928161720Kevin MagnussenHaas-FerrariVF-221’46.9821.935131822Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Crimson BullAT031’47.0351.988231924Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-FerrariC421’47.0892.042202047Mick SchumacherHaas-FerrariVF-221’52.4947.4476Combined observe timesPositionNumberDriverTeamFP1 timeFP2 timeFP3 timeGapLaps111Sergio PerezRed Bull1’48.4741’47.3461’45.0474721Max VerstappenRed Bull1’46.7551’45.5071’45.1840.13749355Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari1’46.5381’46.6491’45.8240.7774944Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1’49.4701’46.5891’45.9650.91851514Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault1’49.6641’46.9751’46.0611.01451663George RussellMercedes1’47.3961’47.0421’46.0711.02454716Charles LeclercFerrari1’46.6071’46.3691’46.1201.0734985Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes1’49.8131’47.8671’46.1661.11949931Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1’50.3151’47.9441’46.6011.554501010Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Crimson Bull1’47.7821’46.6041.557381118Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1’47.4371’46.6351’46.9751.58845123Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1’48.0811’47.2551’46.6461.599501344Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’48.4201’46.8931’46.7691.72248146Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’48.4851’48.6121’46.8111.764471523Alexander AlbonWilliams-Mercedes1’47.8351’47.5201’46.8361.789501677Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-FerrariNo time1’48.4191’46.8811.834431720Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’50.9821’48.2081’46.9821.935411822Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Crimson Bull1’48.3101’47.6581’47.0351.988551924Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’48.6721’47.6171’47.0892.042552047Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari1’51.2591’49.9411’52.4944.894432140Liam LawsonAlphaTauri-Crimson Bull1’52.0657.01814

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