Ferrari's Leclerc takes first F1 pole in Bahrain

21-year-old Monegasque second youngest pole sitter of all time

30 March 2019 - 18:36 By Reuters
Charles Leclerc qualifying for the 2019 Bahrain F1 GP.
Charles Leclerc qualifying for the 2019 Bahrain F1 GP.
Image: Ferrari

Charles Leclerc seized the first pole position of his Formula One career on Saturday with Ferrari team mate Sebastian Vettel second fastest to lock out the front row for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The 21-year-old Monegasque was the second youngest pole sitter of all time, the record held by Vettel who did it at 21 years and 73 days with Toro Rosso at Monza in 2008.

Five-times world champion Lewis Hamilton will start in third place for Mercedes. 

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