Leclerc Earns Belgium Pole

Its been a perfect weekend thus far for the Ferrari camp in Belgium. Between them, both Prancing Horse drivers have led every session this weekend from Spa. On Friday, Sebastian Vettel was quickest out of the gates in his No. 5 Ferrari. His teammate Charles Leclerc picked up the slack after.

Leclerc, was quickest in not just the second session on Friday but the lone practice on Saturday too. In qualifying, he set the quick time with a lap of 1:42.519-seconds in giving Ferrari their first pole in Spa since 2007. It ends a six year streak of poles in Belgium for the Mercedes group.

Leclerc, was second, first and first respectively in practice this weekend and now starts on the pole for Sunday’s race.

Vettel, will start second as he was a wide 0.748-seconds arrears of his teammate. It was the first front row lockout for Ferrari since Bahrain as they went 1-2 in each session this weekend.

The Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton (1:43.282-seconds) and Valtteri Bottas (1:43.415-seconds) will share Row 2. Hamilton, overcame a crash in the third practice as the team narrowly fixed his car to be able to qualify in the third position.

Max Verstappen (1:43.690-seconds) rounded out the top five.

Belgian Grand Prix Starting Lineup

Row 1: Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel

Row 2: Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas

Row 3: Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo

Row 4: Nico Hulkenberg, Kimi Raikkonen

Row 5: Sergio Perez, Kevin Magnussen

Row 6: Romain Grosjean, Lando Norris R

Row 7: Lance Stroll, Alex Albon R

Row 8: Antonio Giovinazzi R, Pierre Gasly

Row 9: Carlos Sainz Jr., Daniil Kvyat

Row 10: George Russell, Robert Kubica

 

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