F1: first pole is Max Verstappen’s, Charles Leclerc second

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F1: first pole è by Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc second

È by Max Verstappen the first pole position of the season. At the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain, the world champion set the best time of 1'29"179, ahead of the Ferrari of an excellent Charles Leclerc, who was second despite not finding the best lap in Q3. The Monegasque, in fact, with the time obtained in Q2 would have won the pole.

On the second row was the Mercedes of George Russell, third, ahead of the other Rossa of Carlos Sainz, fourth. Rounding out the Top 5 è the other Red Bull of Sergio Perez. Just behind is the Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso, sixth, then the two McLarens of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, who will start from the fourth row.

Lewis Hamilton disappoints, placing only ninth, while a super Nico Hulkenberg places the Haas in tenth.

F1, GP Bahrain, qualifying times:

Verstappen (Red Bull) 1’29”179

Leclerc (Ferrari) 1’29”407 

Russell (Mercedes) 1’29”485 

Sainz (Ferrari) 1’29”507

Perez (Red Bull) 1’29”537

Alonso (Aston Martin) 1’29”542

Norris (McLaren) 1’29”614

Piastri (McLaren) 1’29”683

Hamilton (Mercedes) 1’29”710 

Hulkenberg (Haas) 1’30”502

Tsunoda (Racing Bulls) 1’30”129 

Stroll (Aston Martin) 1’30”200

Albon (Williams) 1’30”221

Ricciardo (Racing Bulls)

Magnussen (Haas) 1’30”529 

Bottas (Sauber) 1’30”756

Zhou (Sauber) 1’30”757 

Sargeant (Williams) 1’30”770 

Ocon (Alpine) 1’30”793 

Gasly (Alpine) 1’30”948

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