Imperial on his rock, Monegasque Charles Leclerc will start in pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday to try to take over the reins of the F1 World Championship from his rival Max Verstappen, 4th after qualifying. The reigning world champion also reacted to the outcome of the qualifications.
Max Verstappen (Red Bull), 4th on the starting grid of the Monaco GP: “So far it’s been a bit difficult for me the whole weekend. Of course, during qualifying, we want to go flat out. It was a little better. I think the last lap – because I went for a bit of the different cars around me – was actually pretty good, I was on a good lap until I got to that corner and he strategy there is a traffic jam. It’s very unfortunate. I think we could do better than fourth – not pole position, Charles (Leclerc, who starts from pole position on Sunday, nrd) was too strong today, but it would have been nice to be second. But this is Monaco, you take a lap in Q3 and there is always a risk of a red flag when everyone is trying to take all the risks. »
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As a reminder, a red flag came to put a premature end to the last qualifying session, cut short after the crash against the safety barriers of the Mexican Sergio Pérez, struck in stride by Sainz at the entrance of the famous tunnel, a few moments of the end.