What is the starting grid for the 2022 Monaco GP amid possible F1 grid penalties for Sainz & Perez?

The Monaco GP weekend is always one of the highlights of an F1 calendar. The weekend attracts unprecedented attention from all corners of the world who flock to the principality to watch the race live. But this Monaco weekend might be a bit more special, as there are rumors that the sport could be the last time the sport visits the iconic track for a while.

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If so, we have a stellar starting grid to look forward to on Sunday. Saturday’s qualifying session in Monaco is arguably the most important of the entire season and yesterday was no different.

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Starting grid for the Monaco F1 GP on Sunday

On Saturday, Ferrari driver and local hero Charles Leclerc claimed his 5th pole position this season and his second consecutive P1 start at Monaco. The Monegasque looked confident, rolling through the streets of Monte-Carlo, where he grew up. His teammate and the Red Bull duo of Sergio Perez and world champion Max Verstappen followed closely behind.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 28, 2022 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during Pool qualifying via REUTERS/Christian Bruna

As reported by F1.combelow the complete starting grid for the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday:

  1. Charles Leclerc
  2. carlos sainz
  3. Sergio Perez
  4. Max Verstappen
  5. Lando Norris
  6. george russell
  7. Fernando Alonso
  8. Lewis Hamilton
  9. Sebastian Vettel
  10. Esteban Ocon
  11. Yuki Tsunoda
  12. Valtteri Bottas
  13. Kevin Magnussen
  14. Daniel Ricardo
  15. Mick Schumacher
  16. Alex Albon
  17. Pierre Gasly
  18. Spear Stroll
  19. Nicholas Latifi
  20. Guanyu-Zhou

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But there could be penalties pending Sainz and Perez for their crash in Q3. There is a possibility of penalties and rain to spice things up and make it an engaging race on Sunday.

But this possibility does not bother poleman Charles Leclerc at all, who is fired up to claim his first victory in the principality.

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The Ferrari driver has not completed a single race at Monaco in his racing career. It’s a stat that’s haunted him from the start and one he’d like to get rid of on Sunday. So he wasn’t discouraged when asked if the possibility of rain was affecting his approach to the race.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 28, 2022 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc celebrates after qualifying on pole position Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna

“There’s also a bit of a chance of rain, but that’s okay. We were also strong in the rain at Imola so whatever happens we will try to make the most of it,” said Charles.

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If this is indeed F1’s last visit to Monaco, then a victory for the local hero could be the right ejection for the venue. But a lot can happen in the course of 78 laps that might surprise anyone.

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