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Azerbaijan GP - Qualifying: Leclerc on pole in a -not as- tight battle with Red Bull

Another pole position for Charles Leclerc, making it four in a row this season, followed by the two Red Bulls, with Sergio Perez in P2 and Max Verstappen just behind him, completing the top 3.


Qualifying was delayed by 15 minutes, as we said, because of a huge crash on the final lap of the F2 Sprint race before FP3.


Q1: The session was Red flagged with 2:30 minutes left on the clock, as Lance Stroll made contact with the wall of Turn 2, leaving debris on the track. Session was resumed after a few minutes, and we saw Fernando Alonso bringing out a brief yellow flag, as he dived into the run-off area at T15.

Both Haas drivers have been summoned by the Stewards after a pit exit incident.

Eliminated in Q1: Magnussen (P16), Albon (P17), Latifi (P18), Stroll (P19) and Schumacher (P20).


Q2: Sebastian Vettel lost the brakes at T15 and made contact with the barriers, bringing a another brief yellow flag out, no damage though.

Hamilton and Norris have been summoned by the Stewards regarding an "Alleged breach of Article 33.4: driving unnecessarily slowly".

Eliminated in Q2: Norris (P11), Ricciardo (P12), Ocon (P13), Zhou (P14) and Bottas (P15).


Q3: Charles Leclerc managed to place his Ferrari on pole position, beating both Red Bulls and his teammate, Carlos Sainz, who, after an error during his final lap, wasn't able to put in a decent fight for pole, and only came 4th.

George Russell delivered once again, to end up in P5, beating Hamilton in P7. He still is after all "Mr. Saturday". The man splitting them will be Pierre Gasly in P6, with his teammate, Yuki Tsunoda in P8. Completing the top 10, Sebastian Vettel in P9 and Fernando Alonso in P10.


See you tomorrow at 12:00 GMT, for the Azerbaijan GP.

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