F1 racing, Saudi Arabian GP: Perez overtakes Ferrari to win pole, Mick Schumacher has an accident
(Sports news – F1 racing news) Charles Leclerc won a “hattrick” when he continued to top the rankings at FP3. However, Sergio Pérez earned his first career pole position in the eventful qualifying session.
Mick Schumacher’s Accident Situation
Following the attack on Aramco’s energy facility in Jeddah, the FIA has confirmed that the Saudi Arabian GP will continue as planned. The incident caused a delay to the second run on Friday.
The third running session was filled with red when the Ferrari duo took turns placing milestones on the rankings. Then it was Verstappen’s turn to record the fastest time of both days, rising to No. 1. Pérez was then only 0.065 seconds behind his teammate.
Leclerc returned to the last minute and continued to top the table with a time of 1 minute 29,735 seconds, 0.033 seconds faster than Verstappen. Sainz has the 4th fastest best lap, 0.274 seconds slower than Leclerc.
One lap of Verstappen’s error in the last 10 minutes
Bottas remains in a familiar area at 5th. This is followed by Ocon in an attempt to improve Alpine’s position. 7th place was Gasly, who had to push the bike back to the pit when he discovered a problem after half-time training. Magnussen still performed well at Haas, having an 8th time across the board. Closing the top 10 is Alonso with Tsunoda – who was replaced with a number of new engine parts after FP2.
Bad news continued to hit the Mercerdes-powered teams ahead of the qualifying session when no one made it into the top 10. Meanwhile, Ferrari and Red Bull dominated the front lines.
Latifi halted Q1 after losing control and crashing over the barrier at turn 13, stopping the meter at 10 minutes. After the end of the red flag, Sainz rose to the top of the table and was the first driver in this race to surpass the 1 minute 29 seconds mark.
Hamilton entered the final top 5, being eliminated from Q1 for the first time since 2017. Joining the British driver were Albon, Hülkenberg and Tsunoda, who did not participate in the classification due to questionable problems. with your AlphaTauri.
Schumacher’s fatal crash mid-Q2
Q2 is the longest running session tonight. Mick Schumacher lost control of the 11th corner, crashed into a barrier at high speed, resulting in a red flag being raised for 57 minutes. Haas’ driver remained fully conscious afterwards, and was airlifted to the hospital by helicopter.
The first group was still Red Bull and Ferrari competing before Sainz continued to set the milestone of 1 minute 28,686 seconds. Ocon, after the lap was blocked by Ricciardo, still managed to improve to 9th place, just above Russell, the honorary position of Mercerdes. Magnuseen and Gasly also improved, and saw the McLaren pair out of Q3. There is also Zhou with Stroll not fast enough to continue in Q3.
Final ranking results
Ferrari continued to lead in Q3, first with Sainz, Leclerc had a round of improvement later and regained the lead. But Pérez’s final efforts helped him beat that milestone 0.025 seconds faster and take pole position at the Saudi Arabian GP 2022. Verstappen didn’t improve in the final lap and was only 4th behind two Ferrari drivers.
Ocon and Alonso are in 5th and 7th respectively. In the middle is Russell, somewhat comfortable for Mercerdes. Bottas was relegated to 8th place, and finally Gasly and Magnussen, continued to shine for Haas in Q3.
It will be a race not to be missed. Can Sergio Pérez get Red Bull back into the title race, or will the problems at Bahrain return and haunt them? Watch the race officially take place at 0:00 on March 28.
Latest update on the morning of March 27: Mick Schumacher is healthy after the crash, but will not be participating in the next race. Haas won’t take the risk and wants to focus all his energy on Melbourne two weeks later.
According to Duc Nghia (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)
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