Leclerc Takes His First Ever Pole Position In Bahrain
Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took his first ever pole position in Formula One in only is second race for the Prancing Horse.
The Monaceques driver set a time of 01:27.866s and starts the race just ahead of his tram mate Sebastien Vettel.
Speaking following the session, Leclerc said he was extremely happy, we did quiet a good job. Seb is an amazing driver but today I am happy to be ahead of him.
Defending champion Lewis Hamilton starts the race from third just ahead of his team mate Valtteri Bottas.
Max Verstappen was fifth fastest for the Honda powered RB15 for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. The Rich Energy Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen starts the race from sixth.
It was a great day for McLaren and Carlos Sainz as the Spaniard starts the race from seventh place just ahead of Romain Grosjean who is likely to receive a penalty for blocking Lando Norris in Q1.
Alfa Romeo Racing team’s Kimi Raikkonen starts the race from ninth while Lando Norris rounds out the top ten for McLaren.
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto said that Leclerc is a good kid and he is happy for him and that he is looking forward to Sunday’s race.
The Renault F1 Team’s Daniel Ricciardo starts the race from 11th place just ahead of Toro Rosso’s Alex Albon and Pierre Gasly, the man who replaced him at Red Bull Racing.
Sergio Checo Perez starts the race from 14th place just ahead of Daniil Kvyat.
The Alfa Romeo Racing team’s Antonio Giovinazzi starts the race from 16th place just ahead of Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg. Lance Stroll starts the race from 18th place.
The Rokit Williams Racing team’s George Russell and Robert Kubica rounded out the order.