September 29, 2022

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc made it consecutive residence pole positions on the Monaco Grand Prix as a dramatic finale noticed Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez collide.

Monte-Carlo born Leclerc was untouchable upfront and can begin Sunday’s race on the entrance of the grid but once more, the place he’ll be adopted by teammate Sainz, who completed the session with a shock collision.


Leclerc did it once more in entrance of his residence crowd

But was helped to the result by a shock Perez crash

However was helped to the consequence by a shock Perez crash

Pink Bull’s Perez did sufficient to start out third, regardless of the messy finish to Saturday’s qualifying on an iconic observe that has had its future within the F1 calendar questioned in current weeks.

The Mexican was on a flying lap as the remainder of the grid tried to match Leclerc’s time of 1:11.376, however slid into the limitations at Portier.

With the stricken Pink Bull sideways on the observe, Sainz was intently following, and managed to react to keep away from what may have been a nasty crash because the rear of his automotive swung spherical and ran into the entrance of Perez’s.

Championship chief and reigning champion Max Verstappen was robbed off the prospect to enhance on his fourth place because of the crash, and can begin Sunday’s showpiece race – which attracts a number of massive movie star names – on the second row.

Lando Norris, a podium finisher final yr, was as soon as once more spectacular across the streets of Monte-Carlo, planting his McLaren in fifth.

He was adopted by fellow Brit George Russell in sixth, whose teammate Lewis Hamilton didn’t get the prospect to maneuver up from eighth.

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Hamilton was again beaten by teammate Russell


Hamilton was once more crushed by teammate Russell

A decent Q2 noticed expertise proved to be key as former champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso each squeezed into the highest 10 because the flag fell.

Daniel Ricciardo’s poor kind continued with a 14th positioned end, whereas Valtteri Bottas didn’t make the highest 10 for less than the second time this season, joined by each Haas automobiles.

The primary qualifying session was ended prematurely when a seemingly pointless pink flag was provoked by a Yuki Tsunoda puncture and left quite a few drivers ruing their luck.

Pierre Gasly was unable to get a closing flying lap out of his Alpha Tauri regardless of often being a kind driver in Monte-Carlo, whereas Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll belted out a scream over the staff radio in frustration when he was advised he’ll begin in 18th-place.

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Monaco Grand Prix qualifying outcomes:

  1. Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 1min 11.376secs
  2. Carlos Sainz Jr. (Spa) Ferrari 1:11.601
  3. Sergio Perez (Mex) Pink Bull 1:11.629
  4. Max Verstappen (Ned) Pink Bull 1:11.666
  5. Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren 1:11.849
  6. George Russell (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:12.112
  7. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Alpine 1:12.247
  8. Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:12.560
  9. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Aston Martin 1:12.732
  10. Esteban Ocon (Fra) Alpine 1:13.047
  11. Yuki Tsunoda (Jpn) Scuderia AlphaTauri 1:12.797
  12. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.909
  13. Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 1:12.921
  14. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) McLaren 1:12.964
  15. Mick Schumacher (Ger) Haas F1 1:13.081
  16. Alexander Albon (Tha) Williams 1:13.611
  17. Pierre Gasly (Fra) Scuderia AlphaTauri 1:13.660
  18. Lance Stroll (Can) Aston Martin 1:13.678
  19. Nicholas Latifi (Can) Williams 1:14.403
  20. Guanyu Zhou (Chn) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:15.606