HIGHLIGHTS: Watch the action from a dramatic qualifying session at the French Grand Prix


Charles Leclerc received a helping hand from his team mate Carlos Sainz on his way to setting a sensational final lap to seal pole position for the 2022 French Grand Prix.

Leclerc set a time of 1m 30.872s after receiving a tow from Sainz – who will start the race at the back of the grid – in the second sector to lead championship rival Max Verstappen, in P2, by 0.304s.

Sergio Perez rounded out the top three, finishing 0.463s behind Leclerc, and the Mexican will be joined by Lewis Hamilton on the second row, with the Mercedes driver qualifying in P4.

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Lando Norris produced a brilliant final lap to qualify in fifth and splits the Mercedes, with George Russell in sixth. Fernando Alonso, in the Alpine, qualified in seventh, at his team’s home race, ahead of Yuki Tsunoda in eighth. With Sainz and Kevin Magnussen set to start at the back of the grid, Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon will start in P9 and P10, respectively.

Click on the video player above to relive the action from a fascinating qualifying session at Circuit Paul Ricard ahead of tomorrow’s French Grand Prix.



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