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Leclerc puts Ferrari in pole position at the Monaco GP when Pérez collides

Charles Leclerc has positioned himself to regain the Formula One points advantage of current champion Max Verstappen by winning the pole for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Leclerc was already at the top of the standings on Saturday when an accident by Sergio Perez stopped the session about 30 seconds to the end. Perez had turned his Red Bull around and was blocking the course, and Carlos Sainz Jr. he saw it too late to avoid hitting Perez.

Despite contact with Perez, Sainz finished second as Ferrari blocked the front row for Sunday’s race.

For Leclerc, he must finish a race at his local circuit.

He won pole one year ago but was unable to start the race due to damage to his Ferrari during the warm-up. Leclerc, winner of two of the first three races of this F1 season, lost the championship lead to Verstappen in Spain last week when Verstappen won his third consecutive race.

Verstappen will start fourth on Sunday alongside Perez, who was the third fastest before his last lap in the standings.

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Lando Norris of McLaren finished fifth, one place ahead of George Russell for Mercedes. Russell’s teammate, seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, finished eighth and was unable to improve his position because of the red flag caused by Perez’s turn.

Fernando Alonso was seventh, while Sebastian Vettel and Esteban Ocon were ninth and tenth.

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Leclerc puts Ferrari in pole position at the Monaco GP when Pérez collides

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