Ferrari's Leclerc takes pole for Spanish GP

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Ferrari's Charles Leclerc will start from the top spot for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix after posting the fastest time during Saturday's qualifying session. Red Bull's Max Verstappen will start in second, while Leclerc's teammate Carlos Sainz begins third.

Pos. Driver Team Time
1. Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:18.750
2. Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.323
3. Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.416
4. George Russell Mercedes +0.643
5. Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.670
6. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.762
7. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +0.858
8. Kevin Magnussen Haas +0.932
9. Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1.547
10. Mick Schumacher Haas +1.618
11. Lando Norris McLaren Q2
12. Esteban Ocon Alpine Q2
13. Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Q2
14. Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Q2
15. Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo Q2
16. Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Q1
17. Fernando Alonso Alpine Q1
18. Lance Stroll Aston Martin Q1
19. Alex Albon Williams Q1
20. Nicholas Latifi Williams Q1

Verstappen appeared to be in control for pole position until power issues toward the end of the final qualifying session caused him to drop to second.

"I couldn't do my final run, either the DRS didn't open or I just lost power," Verstappen said. "But overall, to be on the front row is a good achievement."

Leclerc spun out during his first lap of Q3 but rebounded with a blistering final lap.

"I made a mistake early in Q3, and I only had one lap. But it went extremely well, and I made it stick. The car was amazing," Leclerc said.

With some upgrades made to its car, Mercedes put together a respectable showing with Lewis Hamilton finishing in sixth and George Russell taking fourth.

McLaren's Lando Norris will begin in 11th position after his final push lap during Q2 was deleted for exceeding track limits.

Ferrari's Leclerc takes pole for Spanish GP
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