Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc made it two pole positions in as many days by main the brand new dash shootout on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Leclerc took pole for Saturday’s dash race regardless of crashing on his remaining lap of the shortened qualifying session.
He beat Crimson Bull’s Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen, with Mercedes driver George Russell in fourth and Lewis Hamilton sixth behind Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.
Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso was eighth after points along with his DRS.
There could also be controversy after Leclerc’s crash, as there’s an ongoing debate in F1 as as to whether a driver who crashes on his remaining qualifying run ought to be penalised for doing so, because it doubtlessly can have an effect on different drivers.
On this case, the one driver compromised by Leclerc’s crash was Sainz, who was operating behind him on the time. Everybody else was capable of full their lap.
Leclerc stated: “With the gentle tyre was just a little bit tough. You get into Q3 and we have not pushed on these tyres since yesterday. It is not so lengthy and the circumstances had been very completely different and the rears overheated a bit on the primary lap.
“[On my final lap] I used to be behind in comparison with my first lap and was pushing a bit ,however I overdid it in Flip 5.”
He stated he anticipated to battle to remain in entrance of the Crimson Bulls within the dash, which begins at 14:30 UK time.
Leclerc stated: “We are going to go for it however we have to be practical – till now we have now been on the again foot within the race in comparison with the Crimson Bull.”
His margin over Perez was 0.147 seconds, Verstappen was 0.143secs behind his team-mate.
Russell atoned for lacking out on the ultimate qualifying session on Friday with a robust efficiency to take fourth.
Hamilton stated: “I simply struggled with the rear finish on the final lap and did not get a tow – the Crimson Bulls pulled too far forward.”
Aston Martin’s issues supplied a possibility for Williams driver Alex Albon, who was seventh.
The British-born Thai was disillusioned to overlook out on Q3 for the grand prix on Friday, feeling he would have performed so had he not been held up by Sainz.
Aston Martin have had ongoing issues making the DRS overtaking assist work this weekend.
A spokesperson stated: “The DRS operation situation stays unresolved throughout each vehicles throughout that shoot-out.”
The help labored extra on Lance Stroll’s automobile than on Alonso’s, he stated, however was not working on a regular basis. The workforce are “working to resolve it forward of the dash”.