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F1: Charles Leclerc takes pole in Austria

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Charles Leclerc has taken his second pole position at the Austrian Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver has been quick all weekend and both his final qualifying laps were good enough for pole position.

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The Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton was second fastest and Max Verstappen took third for Red Bull at their home circuit.

Valterri Bottas was fourth fastest while Kevin Magnussen had an impressive session ending up fifth, although he will start 10th tomorrow due to a five place grid penalty.

Lando Norris was sixth fastest on another impressive session for Mclaren.

Alfa Romeo showed signs of improvement with Kimi Raikkonen qualifying seventh ahead of teammate Antonio Giovinazzi.

Pierre Gasly had yet another difficult session, ending up ninth while Sebastian Vettel was unable to set a lap time in Q3.

The German had an issue with an air pressure line to the engine and did not set a lap time leaving him 10th.

Romain Grosjean was 11th fastest ahead of the Renault of Nico Hulkenberg and the Toro Rosso of Alex Albon.

Daniel Ricciardo was 14th with Carlos just behind.

The Racing Points of Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll were 16th and 17th fastest, ahead of Daniil Kvyat in 18th.

As usual, the two Williams drivers line up on the back row with George Russell ahead of Robert Kubica.

 

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