Leclerc’s pole at home with Sainz’s final scare

Leclerc’s pole at home with Sainz’s final scare

charles leclerc will try to end the curse that haunts him at home from pole position. The Monegasque will start with Carlos Sainz at his side, ahead of Sergio Perez Y Max Verstappen. Ferrari, for now, beats Red Bull in a key session.

Fernando Alonso achieved a more than decent 7th position on the grid and will seek his best result at home, with which he will also vindicate himself.

Q1: Leclerc, no problem

The first run showed that there was no room for error. After the first laps, in which he shone among others Fernando Alonso with a time that later earned him to cross into Q2, the first incident was carried out by yuki tsunoda. The Japanese hit the wall slightly and, although somewhat exaggerated, they raised the red flag with 2:25 to go.

This incident meant that many drivers did not have an opportunity to get back out on the track in time to save themselves. With charles leclerc with the best outstanding time, followed by Carlos Sainz Y George Russell, the majority left at the end of the batch. Some, like Ocon, improved enough not to suffer. Others, like Stroll or Gasly, did not, but some of them ‘burned’ a new set of tires, something that for example Fernando Alonso He didn’t and it still happened.

Those eliminated were Albon, Gasly, Stroll, Latifi and Zhou. Ironically, Tsunoda, causing some of them not to come out afterwards, did make the cut.

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Time table Q1 Monaco Grand Prix

Q2: Leclerc flies

On a track that got progressively better as time went on, the big favorites didn’t speculate. A) Yes, charles leclerc he was the first to do a 1:11 that allowed him to go comfortably to Q3 without having to take risks, as men like Lewis Hamilton.

That improvement meant that Fernando Alonso was saved by the minimum. He passed the cut 10th, by very little, but he already fulfilled the objective set before arriving here. The problem for him is that, again, Stephen Ocon he outperformed him.

Time table Q2 Monaco Grand Prix

Q3: Pole with final scare

One of the special things about Monaco is that because of its asphalt, used tires are not as bad as on other circuits. Thus, several drivers made multiple attempts in the early stages of Q3. One of them was Sergio Perezfor example, or a Max Verstappen who had a hard time sneaking in among those above. Fernando Alonsowho risked it on the first attempt, made a great provisional 5th.

What was going to be a second attempt at the limit was cut short by an accident. Really, for two: Pérez hit the protections of the wall and then Sainz hit. That prevented everyone from improving, including an angry Verstappen or a Leclerc who was in a position to improve even so.

Good news for Sainz, who although he finished with a scare, will start 2nd after Leclerc.

Time table Q3 Monaco Grand Prix

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