Status: 11/19/2022 5:16 p.m

    World Champion Max Verstappen has secured pole position for the Formula 1 finale in Abu Dhabi.

    Verstappen relegated his teammate Sergio Perez to second place on Saturday (11/19/2022) at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Red Bull driver was 0.228 seconds faster than the Mexican on his seventh pole of the season.

    Directly behind is Ferrari man Charles Leclerc (+0.268 seconds), who is fighting for runner-up in the World Championship with Perez. The rivals are tied before the final act. “It should be exciting with ‘Checo’,” said Leclerc about his duel with Perez.

    Vettel with a small exclamation mark

    In the last qualifying session of his Formula 1 career, Sebastian Vettel gave his all again in the Aston Martin. The 35-year-old made it to a strong ninth place. On Sunday (2 p.m.) he will be tackling points in his 299th and last career race.

    “It was a bit emotional before qualifying,” admitted Vettel. “But I’m sure it will be a big day tomorrow.”

    Schumacher wins Haas duel

    Mick Schumacher, who has to vacate his cockpit at Haas after two years, defeated his teammate Kevin Magnussen in his last Formula 1 qualifying for the time being. The Dane only finished 16th. Schumacher starts from 13th place.

    Record world champion Lewis Hamilton (England/Mercedes) finished fifth and threatens to end a season without a win for the first time in 16 Formula 1 years.

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