Formula 1: Sainz scored pole position in Belgium

The Spaniard Carlos Sainz, from the Ferrari team, took the classification of the Belgian Grand Prix this Saturday, at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, fourteenth race of the 2022 season. The Madrid native took pole position, with a time of 1′ 44.297 after a penalty to the Dutchman Max Verstappen, of the Red Bull Racing team, for making changes to the engine.

Verstappen finished first, 632 thousandths ahead of Sainz, but the penalty sent him down to 15th. starting place. The podium was completed by the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) and the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine). The seven-time world champion, the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), qualified fourth, taking advantage of the penalties to other riders. Others penalized were Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo), Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), Esteban Ocon (Alpine), Lando Norris (McLaren), Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo) and Mick Schumacher (Haas).

Vertappen leads with 256 points, followed by Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 178 and Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) 175. The race will start at 10 a.m. Argentina time, with Star Plus broadcast.

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