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Max Verstappen Earns 2nd Pole of 2022 for Canadian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen claimed his second Formula 1 pole of the season after laying down the fastest lap in Q3 in Montreal for Sunday’s (June 19) Canadian Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver went 1 minute, 21.299 seconds on a wet racetrack to get the 15th pole of his career.

Fernando Alonso slots in second, while Carlos Sainz starts third. Lewis Hamilton is fourth and Kevin Magnussen rounds out the top five. Haas put both of its drivers in the top six in qualifying, as Mick Schumacher also made Q3.

Alonso’s Alpine teammate Esteban Ocon is seventh, George Russell is the highest Mercedes in eighth, Daniel Ricciardo starts ninth and Zhou Guanyu completes the top 10.

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Verstappen’s Red Bull cohort Sergio Perez nosed into the wall in Q2; he’ll start 13th. Russell also spun around into the grass and rear-ended the wall in Q3.

Charles Leclerc qualified 15th, but since his Ferrari team changed some power unit items, he’ll drop to the rear. Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll and Nicholas Latifi will all move up to positions 15-18, respectively.

F1 Qualifying Results for Canadian Grand Prix

Verstappen will look to win his sixth race of the year on Sunday, June 19. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor while continuing to write daily fantasy and news articles. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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