Charles Leclerc on pole at the Belgian GP in front of his team-mate at Ferrari Sebastian Vettel


Monaco's Charles Leclerc will start in pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix, the 13th round of the Formula 1 World Championship on Sunday at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit (7,004 km). His German team-mate Sebastian Vettel set the second fastest time on Saturday, securing a 100 percent first-line Ferrari. World Championship leader Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) set the third fastest time.

Leclerc clocked a time of 1: 42.519. He relegated Vettel to 0.748 (1: 43.267). Hamilton is 3rd in 1: 43.282. His Finnish team-mate Valtteri Bottas (1: 43.415) and Red Bull Dutchman Max Verstappen (1: 43.690) complete the top-5 of these qualifications.

Leclerc, 21, signs the third pole of his career after those won earlier in the season in Bahrain and Austria.

Hamilton is the strong leader of the championship with 250 points. Bottas follows with 188. Verstappen (181) is close to the Finn while Vettel (156) and Leclerc (132) are more distant.

The start of the Grand Prix will be given at 15:10.

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