Charles Leclerc has claimed pole position in a qualifying session

Written by on 29 April, 2023

BY: Simtho Dladla

Charles Leclerc claimed pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after getting the better of Max Verstappen in a qualifying session.

From the first and only practice session , it was evident that Leclerc and Verstappen would battle it out to start Sunday’s race at the front, with Perez with an outside chance of toppling his drivers he challenged for the 2021 Formula 1 Drivers’ championship.

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso were fifth and sixth respectively for Mercedes and Aston Martin, McLaren’s Lando Norris and AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda took eye-catching P7 and P8 spots, with Lance Stroll and Oscar Piastri rounding out the top 10 positions.

Leclerc will start from the front of the grid in Sunday’s Grand Prix, before which there is a standalone double of Sprint qualifying and a shortened race today as Formula 1 debuts its newly approved format at the first of six.

image: Getty images

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