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Leclerc admits: 'I thought we wouldn't make pole'

Leclerc admits: 'I thought we wouldn't make pole'

01-10-2022 15:21


Charles Leclerc will start from pole position in Singapore on Sunday. However, this is partly due to an embarrassing situation for Max Verstappen, who had to abort his lap due to not enough fuel in his car. As a result, the Monegasque did not see his first starting position coming.

"It has been an incredibly difficult qualifying with Q1 and Q2," Leclerc said afterwards. "Q3 we didn't really know what to do. We went with the soft in the very last minute and it paid off. It was really tricky. I did a mistake on my last lap and I thought we wouldn't get pole."

Leclerc proud of Ferrari

Verstappen seemed to be heading hard for pole position until his team ordered him to bring his car inside. It ensured Leclerc's time was still enough to start first, with Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton right behind him.

"I am very happy with today's result, especially considering the Friday that we had. Very limited laps yesterday for some issues. but we recovered well. We don't have much data from the race run, but if we do the perfect execution then we should win this race."

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