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Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Charles LecLerc Secures Pole

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will begin on pole place for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix© AFP

Charles Leclerc lived as much as his standing because the grasp of poles this season when pulling a flying lap out of the bag in qualifying Saturday for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver, registering his fourth consecutive pole and sixth of the season, is joined on the entrance row for Sunday’s race by the Red Bull of Sergio Perez.

Perez, who received on the streets of the Azerbaijani capital 12 months in the past and in Monaco final day out, as soon as once more outperformed his world champion teammate Max Verstappen.

Verstappen begins on the second row with Carlos Sainz within the different Ferrari.

“It feels good,” mentioned a visibly thrilled Leclerc.

“All poles feel good, but this one I didn’t expect. I thought the Red Bulls were stronger in first and second qualifying sessions but on the last lap everything came together.”

Leclerc had a wholesome championship lead after the fifth race in Australia however goes into this eighth spherical of the season 9 factors behind Verstappen, with Perez solely six factors again in third.

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He is determined to regain the title momentum on Sunday, saying: “I’m really excited for tomorrow.”

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