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Qualifying at Monaco; one of the iconic days within the F1 calendar. The solar is shining on the Côte d’Azur and this can be a day all drivers dream about from a really younger age, pushing it to the very restrict with out ending up within the wall. Going into the weekend, it felt prefer it was vast open for pole and the race win and that positively feels the case going into qualifying right this moment.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, at his residence circuit having grown up in Monaco, was quickest all through each periods on Friday after which quickest once more in apply three this morning. Local boy Leclerc has by no means completed on the rostrum in any race across the streets of Monaco and the house followers can be cheering him on. He grew up within the metropolis, taking the bus to high school from Sainte-Dévote (flip one) up the hill in direction of Casino Square.

Leclerc has been on pole at Monaco earlier than however not managed to transform it right into a race win and the Monegasque driver understands the significance of qualifying right this moment.

“I’ve had two poles in the past, but then the Sunday result wasn’t the one I wanted,” he acknowledged. “So if we manage to do [that]so which is the best starting place for Sunday, we’ll have to focus well on Sunday in order to put everything together to finally get that win.”

It has been a difficult weekend up to now for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who was complaining about bouncing in the course of the apply periods on Friday. Verstappen has not been pleased together with his automotive all weekend and, talking yesterday after second apply, he defined the problems he has been experiencing.