Charles Leclerc secures shock pole place for Azerbaijan Grand Prix
In a decent qualifying battle between Purple Bull and Ferrari, Charles Leclerc displayed an eye-watering efficiency to return out on high to safe the pole place for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, beating championship chief Max Verstappen by two tenths of a second.
The opening a part of the incident-filled first qualifying phase noticed Nyck de Vries hit the limitations down at Flip 3. Replays present he simply went in too quick, jammed on the brakes and could not make the nook, going straight on into the limitations. The session was stopped to clear the observe and make repairs to the limitations.
Simply after the session was restarted, the purple flags got here again out. Alpine’s Pierre Gasly touched the wall at Flip 3 and was compelled to limp with entrance finish harm Replays present that the Frenchman carried an excessive amount of velocity into the nook, and related with the again first earlier than the entrance wing caught on the limitations.
As soon as the wall was repaired, drivers had been in a rush to hit the observe so as to set a aggressive lap instances. Ferrari’s Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc topped the session, displaying spectacular tempo on a observe which he anticipated to focus on the weak spot of his Ferrari SF23.
Eradicated in Q1: Zhou, Hulkenberg, Magnussen, Gasly, de Vries.
The second session turned out to be a way more easy session with Verstappen pipping Leclerc. Sergio Perez completed P3 with Sainz selecting up his tempo following his troublesome begin to the session to finish up fourth fastest-
Eradicated in Q2: Russell, Ocon, Albon, Bottas, Sargeant.
Extra to observe…
Pos.No.DriverCarQ1Q2Q3Laps116Charles LeclercFerrari1:41.2691:41.0371:40.2032121Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda Rbpt1:41.3981:40.8221:40.39120311Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda Rbpt1:41.7561:41.1311:40.49521455Carlos SainzFerrari1:42.1971:41.3691:41.01624544Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:42.1131:41.6501:41.17724614Fernando AlonsoAston Martin Aramco Mercedes1:41.7201:41.3701:41.2532374Lando NorrisMclaren Mercedes1:42.1541:41.4851:41.28120822Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri Honda Rbpt1:42.2341:41.5691:41.58123918Lance StrollAston Martin Aramco Mercedes1:42.5241:41.5761:41.611231081Oscar PiastriMclaren Mercedes1:42.4551:41.6361:41.611241163George RussellMercedes1:42.0731:41.654181231Esteban OconAlpine Renault1:42.6221:41.798191323Alexander AlbonWilliams Mercedes1:42.1711:41.818191477Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo Ferrari1:42.5821:42.25919152Logan SargeantWilliams Mercedes1:42.2421:42.395191624Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo Ferrari1:42.642111727Nico HulkenbergHaas Ferrari1:42.755101820Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:43.41791910Pierre GaslyAlpine Renault1:44.8536NC21Nyck De VriesAlphatauri Honda Rbpt1:55.2823