MONACO, May 25 — Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc ended Max Verstappen’s record-equalling run of Formula One pole positions by putting in a blistering qualifying lap at his home Monaco Grand Prix today.

Red Bull’s triple world champion Verstappen, who was chasing a ninth successive pole and eighth of the season, hit the wall and will line up only sixth.

McLaren’s Oscar Piastri joined Leclerc on the front row with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and McLaren’s Lando Norris together on the second row. — Reuters