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Charles Leclerc flies to pole in France, Max Verstappen on P2

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Just like during the practice sessions, the drivers also got plenty of sunshine and very warm temperatures during qualifying for the French GP. Based on the practice sessions, we could expect another intense battle for pole between Ferrari and Red Bull.

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In Q1 we saw little spectacle, Mick Schumacher was the main driver who died after failing to respect the track limits with his F1 car by a few millimeters.

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During Q2 we saw both Ferraris at the very top with a best time for Carlos Sainz, followed by Charles Leclerc at just over a tenth. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez followed in the Red Bull in places three and four, about a second. Ferrari on the way to an easy pole position or did we still have an exciting battle for pole in Q3?

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In Q3 we saw Charles Leclerc claim provisional pole position. In his Ferrari, Leclerc was only 0.008 seconds faster than Max Verstappen in the Red Bull. The two title rivals were very evenly matched while Leclerc received a so-called ‘tow’ from teammate Carlos Sainz.

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However, an ultimate second fast run followed and we had a very exciting battle for pole. Charles Leclerc drove a great time of 1:30.872. Max Verstappen was about three tenths slower, so pole position for Charles Leclerc, for both Red Bulls. During the race it promises to be an exciting battle with the Red Bulls.

1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:31.727s 1:31.216s 1:30.872s

2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:31.891s 1:31.990s 1:31.176s

3 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:32.354s 1:32.120s 1:31.335s

4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:33.041s 1:32.274s 1:31.765s

5 Lando Norris McLaren 1:32.672s 1:32.777s 1:32.032s

6 George Russell Mercedes 1:33.109s 1:32.633s 1:32.131s

7 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:32.819s 1:32.631s 1:32.552s

8 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1: 33.394s 1: 32.836s 1: 32.780s

9 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:32.297s 1:31.081s -s

10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:32.756s 1:32.649s

11 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:33.404s 1:32.922s

12 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:33.346s 1:33.048s

13 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:33.034s 1:33.052s

14 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:33.285s 1:33.276s

15 Alexander Albon Williams 1:33.423s 1:33.307s

16 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:33.439s

17 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:33.439s

18 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1:33.674s

19 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:33.701s

20 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:33.794s

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