Russian Grand Prix - Another pole for Leclerc!

28 Sep 2019

Charles Leclerc took his sixth pole position of the season, the seventh for Scuderia Ferrari, counting Sebastian Vettel’s in Canada. The Monegasque driver was the only man to get under the 1m 32s barrier to start tomorrow’s Russian Grand Prix at the front of the field, when it starts at 14.10 local, (13.10 CET.) Sebastian is third, just 23 thousandths slower than Lewis Hamilton.

Q3. In the final part of qualifying, Charles and Seb each had two sets of Soft tyres available. On his first run, Leclerc did a 1’31”801 while Vettel stopped the clocks in 1’32”135. On their next set of tyres, Charles improved to post a 1’31”628 and Sebastian got down to 1’32”053.

Statistics. This was Scuderia Ferrari’s 226th pole and, for the first time since 2008, the team has secured more than six poles in a season. Charles is the first Ferrari driver since Michael Schumacher to take four consecutive poles, the German having done so in Italy, the USA, Japan and Malaysia in 2000.

Pos

Driver

Car

Q1

Q2

Q3

Laps

1

Charles
Leclerc

Ferrari

1:33.613

1:32.434

1:31.628

17

2

Lewis
Hamilton

Mercedes

1:33.230

1:33.134

1:32.030

18

3

Sebastian
Vettel

Ferrari

1:33.032

1:32.536

1:32.053

21

4

Max
Verstappen

Red Bull Racing Honda

1:33.368

1:32.634

1:32.310

15

5

Valtteri
Bottas

Mercedes

1:33.413

1:33.281

1:32.632

18

6

Carlos
Sainz

McLaren Renault

1:34.184

1:33.807

1:33.222

20

7

Nico
Hulkenberg

Renault

1:34.236

1:33.898

1:33.289

15

8

Lando
Norris

McLaren Renault

1:34.201

1:33.725

1:33.301

20

9

Romain
Grosjean

Haas Ferrari

1:34.283

1:33.643

1:33.517

19

10

Daniel
Ricciardo

Renault

1:34.138

1:33.862

1:33.661

18

11

Pierre
Gasly

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

1:34.456

1:33.950

13

12

Sergio
Perez

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

1:34.336

1:33.958

14

13

Antonio
Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

1:34.755

1:34.037

14

14

Kevin
Magnussen

Haas Ferrari

1:33.889

1:34.082

13

15

Lance
Stroll

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

1:34.287

1:34.233

14

16

Kimi
Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

1:34.840

8

17

George
Russell

Williams Mercedes

1:35.356

8

18

Robert
Kubica

Williams Mercedes

1:36.474

8

19

Alexander
Albon

Red Bull Racing Honda

1:39.197

4

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