Carlos Sainz is on pole for the first time in his career after acing the final lap in Q3 of the British Grand Prix. After the rainy qualifying in Silverstone things went pretty chaotic with a slick line to drive around the track. Carlos managed to beat Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc for the pole.
With a 1:40.983 Carlos beat his competition by a marginal gap of the seventh hundred of a second. He now has Max in P2 on the front row and his teammate right behind him on P3. if the conditions stay the same for the race tomorrow, Carlos needs a perfect start from P1 to stick himself ahead of Verstappen, who is quick and good in wet conditions.
“It was a good lap, I was struggling a lot with the standing water. Pole came as a bit of a surprise. The pace has been there all weekend,” said Carlos in the post-quali interview.
Charles Leclerc’s disappointment in Q3 of the British Qualifying
Charles Leclerc is on P3 for the British race Sunday, after going all out in the final lap, the title contender spun his car, pushing out of limits and only managed a second row start tomorrow. He not only has to overtake two of the cars for the lead but one being his title rival Max Verstappen, just ahead of him, to stop him from getting an advantage over his Bull.
“I’m disappointed that I’m not on pole. Happy for Carlos though.” I spun in the last lap, where I should’ve put everything together. So I didn’t deserve pole,” said Charles after quali.
Charles needs a great weekend and a desperate finish ahead of the Bulls if he wants to keep the title hopes high in his mind, he is currently 49 points behind the Championship leader.