Charles Leclerc took pole position for the Monaco GP in a terrible day for “Checo” Pérez – La Opinion

Charles Leclerc took pole position for the Monaco GP in a terrible day for “Checo” Pérez – La Opinion


For the second consecutive day Charles Leclerc was intractable on the Monte Carlo circuit and this Saturday the Ferrari driver took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on a day in which the Mexican Red Bull driver, Sergio “Checo” Pérez He was eliminated only in the first round.

The Monegasque driver of the Italian team had been the best on the first day of free practice and in qualifying he did not fail, giving the Prancing Horse team pole number 250 in its history, being the first team to reach this figure in the history of Formula 1.

Charles Leclerc (1:10.270), who took pole number 24 of his career and the first of this 2024 season, was followed by McLaren’s Australian Oscar Piastri (1:10.424) and Ferrari’s Spanish Carlos Sainz Jr. ( 1:10.518) to complete the first three places in this Sunday’s start.

The positions that the 20 drivers will occupy for the Monaco Grand Prix that will be held this Sunday at the prestigious Monte Carlo circuit.

This Saturday’s day was one to forget for the team Red Bull. As expected after what was seen during the first free practice sessions on Friday, the two drivers of the Austrian team were far behind the first positions that were occupied by Ferrari and McLaren.

The three-time Formula 1 world champion, Max Verstappen, was the best positioned within the energy drink team and will start from sixth place in the Monaco Grand Prix after having done a time of 1:10.567, being 0.297 behind the Monegasque of Ferrari.

For his part, Sergio “Checo” Pérez was less lucky as he was eliminated in the first round of qualifying, as was the Spanish Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin. The Mexican will start from 18th place and will have to push himself to the maximum to try to fight for the points in Monaco.

The Mexican Sergio "Czech" Perez needs a good result this Sunday after coming off an eighth place finish at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix last week.
Mexican Sergio “Checo” Pérez needs a good result this Sunday after coming off an eighth place finish in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix last week.
Credit: ANNA SZILAGYI | EFE

The winner of the Miami Grand Prix and second in the Emilia Romagna, Lando Norris, achieved the fourth fastest time, completing McLaren’s good performance. He was followed by the British Mercedes driver, George Russel, who will start ahead of Verstappen, who will be followed by Lewis Hamilton.

The first 10 places for this Sunday’s race at the Monte Carlo circuit are completed by the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda of the Visa Cash App RB team, the Thai Alex Albon of Williams and the Frenchman Pierre Gasly of the Alpine team.

The Monaco Grand Prix is ​​the eighth round of the calendar in the 2024 Formula 1 season, which Max Verstappen dominates in the drivers’ classification with 161 points above Charles Leclerc with 113 and the Red Bull team among the constructors with 268 units. 56 more than Ferrari.

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– Helmut Marko, Red Bull advisor, criticized Sergio “Checo” Pérez for his performance in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: “He made a huge mistake”

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