26 March 20:51
Sainz ends Q2 on top, followed by teammate Leclerc. Perez and Verstappen are third and fourth.
26 March 20:58
Q3, the final part of qualifying, is underway. Who will come out on top?
26 March 21:00
Leclerc is on a flyer and starts off with a strong first sector.
26 March 21:02
Sainz puts it on provisional pole, just 0.044sec ahead of Leclerc!
26 March 21:05
Verstappen had a torrid lap and goes sixth fastest for the moment.
26 March 21:06
Sainz and Leclerc are out on track for their outlaps before attempting their final runs.
26 March 21:12
Sergio Perez takes pole for tomorrow's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix!
26 March 21:12
This pole is the first of the Mexican driver's F1 career. Tonight the Red Bull garage will celebrate!
26 March 21:13
Thank you for joining us, we'll see you tomorrow for the race.
27 March 19:01
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
27 March 19:05
Lap 2/50: Perez keeps first place while teammate Verstappen goes from fourth to third. Leclerc is second and Sainz in fourth.
27 March 19:11
Lap 5/50: Perez leads Leclerc by 1.9 seconds.
27 March 19:12
Alpine teammates Alonso and Ocon always came close to touching, but they're keeping clean this time around.
27 March 19:14
Lap 7/50: Alonso passes Ocon going into Turn 1, but Ocon is not too keen on letting his teammate pass. They almost touched.
27 March 19:18
Ocon passed Alonso again going into Turn 1, but goes too deep and gains the position going off track. He gave the position back but is already attempting a next attempt.
27 March 19:18
Lap 9/50: While the two Alpines are battling for position, Bottas (Alfa Romeo) and Magnussen (Haas) are on their tails.
27 March 19:19
Hamilton passes Lance Stroll for 12th place. The Mercedes driver started the race in 15th place.
27 March 19:23
Lap 13/50: Hamilton passes Norris for 11th place. The Mercedes driver is on the Hard tyre and this tyre seems to have come alive.
27 March 19:25
Alpine informs Ocon not to race Alonso. The team had to make the call and prevent the two from coming to blows on track.
27 March 19:26
Lap 15/50: Hamilton passes Gasly for 10th place.
27 March 19:28
Lap 16/50: Perez pits and rejoins the race behind Mercedes' George Russell.
27 March 19:30
Latifi puts his Williams into the wall. It brings out the safety car.
27 March 19:32
Lap 17/50: Leclerc leads the race, followed by Verstappen, Perez, and Sainz.
27 March 19:42
Lap 21/50: The race resumes and Leclerc leads from Verstappen and Sainz. Perez, who was third, relinquished the position to Sainz after breaking track rules.
27 March 19:44
Lewis Hamilton is now up to seventh place, but he did not pit yet. He could be losing positions later in the race.
27 March 19:46
Lap 24/50: Hamilton passes Magnussen for 6th place, but the Haas driver comes back to regain the position.
27 March 19:51
Lap 27/50: The gap between Leclerc and Verstappen is 1.4 seconds.
27 March 19:54
Lap 30/50: The top four drivers are in a class of their own, with Mercedes a further 11 seconds behind. And dropping.
27 March 20:01
Lap 34/50: Leclerc sets the fastest lap of the race so far, but Verstappen is close behind.
27 March 20:05
Lap 36/50: Alonso's race comes to an end after suffering a loss of power.
27 March 20:07
Lap 38/50: Ricciardo's McLaren also stutters to an end after suffering 'no drive'. He has no power to his disposal.
27 March 20:10
Virtual safety car while marshals remove the stricken McLaren and Alpine.
27 March 20:12
Ten laps remaining.
27 March 20:18
Lap 44/50: Verstappen locks up going into the final corner, flat-spotting his tyres and losing time.
27 March 20:21
Five laps remaining: The gap between Leclerc and Verstappen under 0.5 seconds.
27 March 20:22
Lap 47/50: Verstappen passes Leclerc for first place.
27 March 20:26
Lap 49/50: Verstappen and Leclerc are lining up for a final push.
27 March 20:27
Final lap: Verstappen leads Leclerc over the start/finish line.
27 March 20:30
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