Azerbaijan Grand Prix LIVE: Race build-up, Leclerc starts on pole, Hamilton and Verstappen behind – latest updates

CHARLES LECLERC put his Monaco heartache behind him by claiming pole at the Azerbajan Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton will be on the front row of the grid with Max Verstappen third-fastest in qualifying. Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton has spoken of his delight at securing second on the grid. The Red Bull driver sits for points ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen joked: “They should sort it out in the ring! Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton is very pleased with the result at the final practice. I was improving again [before] the red flag but it’s like this, another pole, and I’m happy anyway”. 1 Leclerc; 2 Hamilton; 3 Verstappen; 4 Gasly; 5 Sainz; 6 Norris; 7 Perez; 8 Tsunoda; 9 Alonso; 10 Bottas. His accident means the session is red-flagged and means that Vettel and Ocon miss out on getting into Q3.

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