Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), at the top of the driver standings, took pole position in the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix on Saturday, his fourth in six races this season. On the Barcelona-Catalonia circuit in Montmelo, he will start on Sunday alongside Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), his rival in the general classification and winner of the last GP in Miami, and ahead of his teammate, Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr. ., third.

Determined to widen his lead, he had already dominated the first two free practice sessions on Friday. “I am wary of Red Bull and Max,” said the person concerned at the microphone of Canal. “I couldn’t do my last lap, but being on the front line (…) is good. Obviously, I would have liked to go for pole, ”reacted the reigning world champion, who is currently 19 behind the leader.