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Charles Leclerc Takes Pole with Crash-damaged Ferrari

Charles Leclerc (Photo Credit: AP)

Monaco GP: Charles Leclerc ended the session with crash-damage to his Ferrari however but managed to seize the pole place.

  • AFP Monaco
  • Last Updated:May 22, 2021, 20:42 IST

Charles Leclerc will begin on pole for his residence Monaco Grand Prix after setting the quickest time in qualifying Saturday regardless of ending the session with crash-damage to his Ferrari. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will set off alongside him on the entrance row of Formula One’s iconic avenue race with world champion Lewis Hamilton in unfamiliar territory again on the fourth row. Qualifying was crimson flagged on the finish, depriving Hamilton and Verstappen of a late likelihood to higher Leclerc’s time with a flying lap. With overtaking troublesome on Monaco’s tight and twisting circuit, Hamilton’s probabilities of shifting as much as 99 grand prix wins look compromised.

After profitable three out of 4 races this season the seven-time world champion leads Verstappen by 14 factors within the drivers world championship.

Leclerc secured his eighth profession pole however first at Monaco regardless of his huge crash right into a wall which ripped off his automotive’s entrance wing.

“It’s a disgrace to complete within the wall, it’s doesn’t really feel the identical however I’m extremely joyful about my lap,” he mentioned.

His mechanics face an extended evening finishing up repairs within the allotted time if Leclerc is to not decide up a penalty and lose his place on the head of the grid.

Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas set the third quickest time to take a spot on the second row with Carlos Sainz within the different Ferrari for firm.

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