Charles Leclerc hits the pole position of the Azerbaijani GP in Baku. The Monegasque Ferrari driver laps in 1’41 “218 ahead of the English Mercedes Lewis Hamilton (1’41” 250) and Max Verstappen (1’41 “563). Fourth time for the Alpha Tauri of the Frenchman Pierre Gasly who precedes the second Red, that of the Spaniard Carlos Sainz.
Unexpected pole for Leclerc who also took advantage of the red flag that did not allow several drivers to make the last attempt for pole position. Red flag caused by the mistake of the Japanese of the Alpha Tauri Yuki Tsunoda, who ended up on the wall in curve-3, Sainz at the wheel to avoid it ended up in the escape route damaging the front wing.
Sixth place for the Englishman of McLaren, Lando Norris, who precedes the Mexican of Red Bull Sergio Perez and Tsunoda. The top ten was completed by the Spaniard from the Alpine Fernando Alonso and the Finnish from the Mercedes Valtteri Bottas.
“I thought it was a lousy ride. I made some mistakes but I had a great wake from Lewis in the last sector which helped me a bit “comments Leclerc.” Overall I thought I would be there but I didn’t expect us to be so competitive – adds the Monegasque of the Ferrari -. Before the red flag I was still improving, but that’s okay. Another pole, I’m happy, it’s a great feeling. Too bad there is again a red flag in the middle, the next I hope to do it in a normal situation. Race? The car felt good, but Mercedes and Red Bull have something more than us. It will be difficult, this is not Munich and it can be overcome. I hope to keep the first position, but it will be difficult ”.