Leclerc on pole in Russia for fourth race in a row

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc celebrates after qualifying in pole position at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia, September 28, 2019. — Reuters pic
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc celebrates after qualifying in pole position at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia, September 28, 2019. — Reuters pic

SOCHI, Russia, Sept 28 — Charles Leclerc took his fourth pole position in a row for Ferrari at the Russian Grand Prix today with Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton joining the Monegasque on the front row for Mercedes.

The 21-year-old has now out-qualified his four times world champion team mate Sebastian Vettel, who starts third, for nine successive races.

Leclerc is also the first Ferrari driver since seven times champion Michael Schumacher to take four consecutive poles in a single season. — Reuters

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