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Leclerc clinches 2019 pole position prize – despite being fourth fastest

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 16: Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari walks in the Paddock before

He may have been disappointed to have finished only fourth quickest in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, but for Charles Leclerc there was at least a silver lining to Max Verstappen taking pole...

Heading to the penultimate race in Interlagos, Leclerc was 7-5 ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in the season-long battle to claim the Pirelli Pole Position Trophy. And with the Finn managing only fifth-best in qualifying, Leclerc is now assured of sealing the award – and in just his second season in F1.

How the poles have been won in 2019

  • Australia - Lewis Hamilton
  • Bahrain - Charles Leclerc
  • China - Valtteri Bottas
  • Azerbaijan - Valtteri Bottas
  • Spain - Valtteri Bottas
  • Monaco - Lewis Hamilton
  • Canada - Sebastian Vettel
  • France - Lewis Hamilton
  • Austria - Charles Leclerc
  • Great Britain - Valtteri Bottas
  • Germany - Lewis Hamilton
  • Hungary - Max Verstappen
  • Belgium - Charles Leclerc
  • Italy - Charles Leclerc
  • Singapore - Charles Leclerc
  • Russia - Charles Leclerc
  • Japan - Sebastian Vettel
  • Mexico - Charles Leclerc
  • USA - Valtteri Bottas
  • Brazil - Max Verstappen
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