Leclerc beats Verstappen to pole after Qualy crashes, Merc improve
By Matt Morlidge
Last Updated: 09/04/22 8:46am
Championship leader Charles Leclerc will start on pole for the Australian Grand Prix after outpacing 2022 rival Max Verstappen with his final lap of an exciting Melbourne qualifying that was disrupted by crashes.
Leclerc left it late but posted a mighty 1:17.868 in the dying embers of Q3 to snatch pole from Verstappen, who finished more than two tenths off the driver he has gone wheel-to-wheel with in both races to start the season.
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