The Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) will come out first in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the sixth of F1 World, which will be played this Sunday at the Baku street circuit, where the Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and Fernando Alonso (Alpine) will start fifth and ninth, respectively; and the mexican Sergio perez (Red Bull) will do it from seventh place.
Leclerc signed this Saturday the ninth pole of his F1 career -the second in a row- by covering the 6,003 meters of the Baku track in one minute, 41 seconds and 218 thousandths, 232 less than the English sevenfold world champion Lewis hamilton (Mercedes), who will come second.
The dutch Max verstappen (Red Bull) – championship leader, with four points clear of Hamilton– will start third in Baku, next to the French Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri), who finished the rugged main qualifying session in fourth position.
From the third row will leave the Spanish Carlos Sainz, along with his former English partner Lando norris (McLaren) -investigated, for his performance during one of the red flags in Q1- while ‘Checo’ will start seventh, from the fourth row, which he will share with the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri).
The Japanese anticipated the end of the very crazy qualifying -with four accidents-, by causing another red flag in the absence of just over a minute, when he crashed in the third of the twenty curves of the Azerbaijani track; an incident involving Sainz, who damaged his Ferrari and lost all options for improvement.
The Asturian double world champion Fernando Alonso (Alpine) will start ninth, from the fifth row, next to the other Mercedes, the Finnish Valtteri Bottas.