The 21-year-old place at a outstanding performance in Q3, putting two laptimes sufficient for pole position.
On his first run, Leclerc put a 1m27.958so on tender Pirellis, which gave him the benefit on Mercedes motorist Lewis Hamilton awarded Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel didn’t attempt a first run.
Leclerc subsequently went outside and rose to your 1m27.866so on his second attempt, which has been three tenths faster than Vettel handled on his single run.
RedBull driver Max Verstappen was best of the rest, but he faced a tough challenge from Haas motorist Kevin Magnussen — who ended just 0.005s behind.
Romain Grosjean, at the next Haas, and Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen wound up between them in ninth and eighth place .
All drivers in the upper set their fastest lap in Q 2 on soft rubber, meaning they’ll begin the race on those tyres.
Daniel Ricciardo was 11th fastest for Renault after reliving only 0.017s slower than Raikkonen at Q 2.
He did not improve on his second run, meaning he was unable to improve on the 11th place he claimed at the first attempt.
Toro Rosso motorist Alex Albon was 12th fastest, just 0.042s apart from a place in Q1 despite just having a pair of fresh softs for Q 2, beating RedBull motorist Pierre Gasly.
Gasly didn’t improve on his time by the first run, complaining over the radio that”I can not place the throttle down, ” I don’t know why — it snaps anywhere”.
Sergio Perez simply had just one run on fresh softs at Q 2, which was sufficient for 14th before Daniil Kvyat, who was unable to improve on his second run.
Alfa Romeo motorist Antonio Giovinazzi has been the fastest of those expunged in Q1 at 16th place after reliving only 0.067s slower than Raikkonen.
The German temporarily raised himself out of the dropzone with his pace along with his second pair of softs, just to be shuffled back down during a quick-fire flurry lately improvements — afterward complaining that front tyres had been too cold.
Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg has been the huge casualty at Q1 after just improving by just over two tenths in his second run, which put him just in front of their next Racing point-of Lance Stroll.
George Russell prevailed in the battle of the Williams drivers at 19th spot, just four hundredths of a second faster than teammate Robert Kubica after complaining over the radio that the”tyres had been well out of their window”.