Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc won pole position for the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix after a dominating performance at home.
On Saturday, Ferrari’s Leclerc’s stunning lap put teammate Carlos Sainz at bay by 0.225s as the race was called off early due to a red light.
Given the importance of a front-row start in Monaco, Leclerc topped Q1, Q2, and Q3 on his route to taking Ferrari’s 12th pole position in the Principality with a stunning pace of 1m 11.376s.
The Monegasque was on track to improve, but a red flag at the end of Q3 essentially set the field, with Sergio Perez of Red Bull taking third with a 0.253s gap to Leclerc and Max Verstappen fourth by 0.290s.
Perez’s spin immediately before the tunnel section produced the Q3 red flag, which Sainz collected after spotting the yellow light too late.