In the last flying lap of the third qualifying session, “Red Bull” pilot Verstappen covered the track created on the streets of Monaco in one minute and 11.365 seconds, or 0.084 seconds faster than the previous leader Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin), preventing the Spaniard from winning the first “pole-position” since 2012. year
The host Charles Leclair (Ferrari) was 0.106 seconds behind Verstappen and will start the race on the second row alongside Esteban Ocon (Alpine Renault). Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) will be in the third row.
Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez crashed in the first session and will start the race from the back row on a track that does not offer many opportunities for overtaking maneuvers.
Having won three out of five races this season, Verstappen has 119 points in the overall standings, 14 points behind Perez. Alonso is 30 points or more than one win behind the “Red Bull” pilots.
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