It seems that the outstanding performance of Ferrari it was no accident. The Monaco Grand Prix He already gave a hint of the step forward that the Italian team had taken, and this Saturday, in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from Formula 1 it was confirmed. Charles Leclerc he got his second consecutive pole and like Monaco, it was thanks to a red flag.
After a Friday in which they were competitive, Ferrari pointed to this Saturday as the key day. Leclerc was not only the fastest of the session, but also the best lap of the weekend. After taking first place, his teammate Carlos Sainz Y Yuki tsunoda, had an accident after getting lost and caused the red flag that suspended the classification.
The Monegasque marked a return of 1m41s218, ahead of Lewis hamilton, which finished in second position. The one of Mercedes he was hurt by the flag of Tsunoda and Sainz, so he could not improve his times. Hamilton was two tenths slower than Leclerc, although he closed a good Saturday compared to his teammate who finished tenth.
The top three of the classification closed it Max verstappen. The Dutchman had not had a good morning in free practice, and a crash put qualifying in jeopardy. However, he was able to qualify and finished third, with a time of 1m41s563. Tomorrow he will have to quickly overtake Hamilton and seek victory if he wants to continue leading the championship.
The third row of tomorrow’s test will be occupied Pierre Gasly and Carlos Sainz. The Frenchman closed the best classification of his sporting career, finishing fourth. For his part, the Spaniard, who had a good pace, could not finish the test and will seek to come back this Sunday in search of his second podium with Ferrari, after the Monaco Grand Prix.
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