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 Purple Bull of Sergio Perez.
Perez, who gained on the streets of the Azerbaijani capital 12 months in the past and in Monaco final trip, 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 really feel good, however this one I did not anticipate. I assumed the Purple Bulls had been stronger in first and second qualifying periods however on the final lap all the things got here collectively.”
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.
He’s determined to regain the title momentum on Sunday, saying: “I am actually excited for tomorrow.”
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