Charles Leclerc wins Azerbaijan pole, starting lineup

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claimed the pole for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday.

The pole is the first of the year for the Monaco born driver, a year after he set a career best with 10. The pole is the 19th in Leclerc’s career. For Leclerc it is the third year in a row he has won the pole for the Baku race.

If Leclerc is to win his first race of the season he will need to hold off the cars of Red Bull Racing who placed Max Verstappen second and third on the grid. Though three races Verstappen has two wins while Perez has one. Leclerc’s teammate Carlos Sainz starts fourth.

For those watching in the United States there are two events to watch. On Saturday the Sprint Shootout (qualifying) begins at 4:25 am on ESPN 2. The Sprint Race will take place at 9:25 am on ESPN. This year the finish inside the sprint will not affect a drivers starting position in the Grand Prix.

Coverage of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will air on ESPN beginning at 6:55 am Sunday morning.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix Lineup

  1. Charles Leclerc
  2. Max Verstappen
  3. Sergio Perez
  4. Carlos Sainz
  5. Lewis Hamilton
  6. Fernando Alonso
  7. Lando Norris
  8. Yuki Tsunoda
  9. Lance Stroll
  10. Oscar Piastri
  11. George Russell
  12. Esteban Ocon
  13. Alexander Albon
  14. Valtteri Bottas
  15. Logan Sargeant
  16. Zhou Guanyu
  17. Nico Hulkenberg
  18. Kevin Magnussen
  19. Pierre Gasly
  20. Nyck De Vries
John Bman
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