Ferrari on pole in Baku! Leclerc beats Hamilton and Verstappen

Second consecutive pole position and ninth in career for Charles Leclerc which will start in front of everyone in Azerbaijan Grand Prix on the circuit of Baku, but this time the Monegasque of the Ferrari fortunately he does not seal it with his own mistake, which is instead committed less than a minute from the end of the Q3 gives Yuki Tsunoda. The Japanese ofAlphaTauri ends up against the wall and to avoid it the other Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz does the same: trials interrupted and departure at the pole for Leclerc then, as a Montecarlo, where, however, he was unable to leave for having beaten him to the second they of the swimming pools. The beaten are the British of the Mercedes seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton, second at 232 thousandths, and the Dutch of the Red Bull world leader Max Verstappen, third at 345.

In Q1 the best time is of a suddenly revived Hamilton, but above all the session comes interrupted for at least a quarter of an hour in two rounds for two barrels against the wall of Lance Stroll with the Aston Martin e Antonio Giovinazzi With the’Alfa Romeo, obviously the Canadian and the Italian do not qualify for the Q2 from which they also remain outside the Williams of the Canadian Nicholas latifi and the Haas some German Mick Schumacher and Russian Nikita mazepin. In Q2 the script repeats itself, in the sense that the Australian ends up on the wall Daniel Ricciardo with the McLaren, this time the session does not even restart and is interrupted with the Red Bulls of Verstappen and Perez in front of Hamilton, eliminated, in addition to Ricciardo, the second Aston Martin, that of the German Sebastian Vettel, l’Alpine some French Esteban Ocon, the Alfa Romeo of the Finn Kimi Raikkonen and the Williams of the British George Russell.

Finally, the Q3 patatrac after Leclerc’s fastest lap, alongside which Hamilton will therefore be in the front row. In second Verstappen and the French of AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly, in third Sainz and the British McLaren Lando Norris, which, however, is under investigation for not respecting the red flag after Q1, in fourth place Sergio Perez with the second Red Bull and Tsunoda, in fifth the Spaniard from the Alpine Fernando Alonso and the second Mercedes driver, the Finn Valtteri Bottas. Below is the complete ranking with, for each driver, the time obtained in each of the qualifying sessions.

1. Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1’42 ″ 241 1’41 ″ 659 1’41 ″ 218
2. Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1’41″545 1’41″634 1’41″450
3. Max Verstappen RED BULL-HONDA 1’41″760 1’41″625 1’41″563
4. Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI-HONDA 1’42″288 1’41″932 1’41″565
5. Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1’42 ″ 121 1’41 ″ 740 1’41 ″ 576
6. Lando Norris MCLAREN-MERCEDES 1’42 ″ 167 1’41 ″ 813 1’41 ″ 747
7. Sergio Perez RED BULL-HONDA 1’41″968 1’41″630 1’41″917
8. Yuki Tsotaka ALPHATAURI HONDA 1’42 ″ 521 1’41 ″ 654 1’42 ″ 211
9. Fernando Alonso ALPINE-RENAULT 1’42″934 1’42″195 1’42″327
10. Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1’42 ″ 701 1’42 ″ 106 1’42 ″ 659
11. Sebastian Vettel ASTON MARTIN-MERCEDES 1’42″460 1’42″224
12. Esteban Ocon ALPINE-RENAULT 1’42″426 1’42″273
13. Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN-MERCEDES 1’42 ″ 304 1’42 ″ 558
14. Kimi Raikkonen ALFA ROMEO-FERRARI 1’42″923 1’42″587
15. George Russell WILLIAMS-MERCEDES 1’42″728 1’42″758
16. Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS-MERCEDES 1’43″128
17. Mick Schumacher HAAS-FERRARI 1’44″158
18. Nikita Mazepin HAAS-FERRARI 1’44″238
19. Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN-MERCEDES timeless
20. Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO-FERRARI timeless

OMNISPORT | 05-06-2021 15:32

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Ferrari pole Baku Leclerc beats Hamilton Verstappen

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