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 Pink Bull of Sergio Perez.
Perez, who received on the streets of the Azerbaijani capital 12 months in the past and in Monaco final outing, 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,” stated a visibly thrilled Leclerc.
“All poles really feel good, however this one I didn’t anticipate. I assumed the Pink Bulls have been stronger in first and second qualifying periods however on the final lap every thing 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’m actually excited for tomorrow.”