The Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), World Cup leader of pilots of Formula 1, marked the best time in the circuit Montmeló and will leave this Sunday in first place at the Spanish Grand Prix, escorted by the dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) current champion and escort in the classification of the season.
Leclerc signed his fourth pole position in six competitions in 2022the thirteenth of his career, with the expectation of achieving his third victory of the year after those achieved in Bahrain and Australia.
The Ferrari rider straightened out a day of intense heat in Barcelona which had started with a spin in the opening laps of the third qualifying session, and he was finally faster than the Red Bull driverwho suffered a mechanical problem towards the end of the session.
while the Spanish Carlos Sainz Jr., the other Ferrari driver, qualified in third place, ahead of Britain’s George Russell of Mercedes. The Mexican Sergio Perez (Red Bull) and the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) remained on the third starting line, when commanded fifth and sixth, respectively.
The top ten positions in the Barcelona-Cataluyna Circuit were completed by the finn Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)the Danish Kevin Magnussen (Haas), the australian Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) and the German Mick Schumacher (Haas).
The Spanish Grand Prixwon by Hamilton the last five seasons, will run this Sunday from 10 from Argentina (TV: Fox Sports) at 66 laps on a layout of 4,675 meters.