Ferrari continues its great start to the season by dominating the charts in qualifying for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc claimed pole position with a stunning time of 1:17,868. The Monagesque is looking to extend its lead in the Drivers’ Championship with another solid performance.
Leclerc managed to defeat the 2021 world champion Max Verstappen on the final lap of the session to claim pole position. The Dutchman starts from P2 Sergio Perez will start P3 Meanwhile teammate Carlo Sainz only managed P9 after a lack of pace.
Ferrari are on course to consolidate their championship lead while Leclerc claims his and his second pole position of the 2022 season. The Monagesque says the team managed to pull it off and deserved to start tomorrow’s race from the front row.
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Charles Leclerc on the Australian GP circuit: “I’ve always struggled as a driver in the past.”
Charles Leclerc beat the Red Bulls by Sergio Perez and Maz Verstappen to claim his second pole of the season. He will start the first race in Australia in three years alongside his rival Max from the front row. The track hasn’t suited Leclerc’s driving style in the past but he was thrilled to take first place for tomorrow’s race.
Leclerc said “It felt good. Even more, because it’s a track that I’ve always struggled with in the past as a driver. I know it probably doesn’t suit me either. That We worked hard at the weekend. In the three free practice sessions it was a bit chaotic for me, I managed to put in some good laps. But in Q3 I managed to put everything together in a way that feels great. And I’m really looking forward to starting from pole position tomorrow.”
Acknowledging the Red Bulls’ pace and expecting a close race tomorrow, he said: “The car drives very well. The Red Bulls were quicker in FP2 during the long tank run. But we were surprised by our pace in qualifying. We just have to do well tomorrow and get off to a good start.”
This was Ferrari’s first pole position at the Australian GP since Kimi Raikonnen claimed it in 2007. That year Ferrari won its last world championship as the Finn won his first and only title in a dramatic finish. Ferrari have been chasing their next title ever since, but it seems 2022 looks to be the year of the ‘Prancing horse.’
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https://firstsportz.com/formula-1-i-managed-to-put-everything-together-charles-leclerc-delighted-to-claim-pole-position-despite-a-messy-start-to-the-australian-gp-weekend/ “I managed to bring everything together,” said Charles Leclerc, who was happy about the pole position despite a chaotic start to the Australian GP weekend