Verstappen achieves the last pole position of 2022 in Abu Dhabi

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  • Verstappen achieves last pole position of 2022 in Abu Dhabi

    Max Verstappen

 The double world champion of 2021 and 2022, the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), managed to achieve the same goal. this Saturday the last pole position of the Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi, ahead of his teammate, the Mexican Sergio Pérez.

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari ), tied on points with Pérez in the second position of the World Cup before the 22nd round. and last test, it will come out. from third place, ahead of his teammate, the Spanish Carlos Sainz.

In terms of the manufacturers' standings, Ferrari holds a 19-point lead over Mercedes, which saw its drivers finish faster than the Silver Arrows.

Behind from Leclerc, Sainz will start on the same day. ahead of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

At the Yas Marina circuit, the same site of his controversial victory in 2021, Verstappen, whose title he won in 2021, was the first to win. long before this time, he managed to get it. the 20th pole position of his career and the sixth this year.

The current runner-up Hamilton settled for the second place. He finished with the fourth position, so he will end up with the fourth position. He ended the season without having managed to start from the first position of the grid, the first time since his debut in 2007.

The seven-time world champion could also finish the current campaign with a win over the season. without having won any Grand Prix, which would also be a novelty.

– Vettel's goodbye –

This last race of the year is sometimes the farewell and goodbye of various drivers.

First of all, the German Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin), four times champion. of the world (2010-2013), leave the discipline.

For the occasion, Vettel equaled the 2010 race. His best classification of the year will be achieved and he will start on the same day. ninth on the grid in his 199th; and last Grand Prix, after achieving 53 victories between 2008 and 2019.

Without victory or podium since his arrival in 2020 in the highest category, the Canadian Nicholas Latifi (Williams) sees how his poor results have been reaped -he managed to win the podium. worst weather on saturday- propelled him out.

In addition, his accident in Abu Dhabi in 2021, in the last moments of the last Grand Prix of the year, caused an accident. The entrance of the famous safety car, which changed the scene. He completely completed the degree and offered a degree. The triumph and the world title went to Verstappen to the detriment of Hamilton, after a series of controversial decisions by the former race director, Michael Masi.

The German Mick Schumacher, son of the legend Michael, will also leave his mark. He made it to the elite on Sunday, after Haas's team decided not to keep him, although he hopes to find another team soon. To stick out his chest, he was classified as 1st. in thirteenth position, ahead of his teammate, Kevin Magnussen, who finished in the 2000s. in sixteenth place.

In the same situation is the Australian Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren), who also does not have a team in 2023, although he could be the reserve driver for Red Bull, according to what was announced by McLaren. Helmut Marko, one of the most influential leaders of the world champion team, on Friday on Sky Germany.

It was also the last qualifying session with Alpine. from the Spanish Fernando Alonso, who will be there. He will join Aston Martin next season, and Pierre Gasly will drive AlphaTauri, who will take over from Aston Martin. Alonso will join the French team in 2023.

With a helmet in homage to Vettel, Alonso will start the race. He was in eleventh place, behind his teammate, the Frenchman Esteban Ocon, 8th. Ultimately, Gasly only qualified as 1st. He finished in seventeenth position, a result that reflects a very difficult season behind the wheel of a slow car.

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