Ferrari Is The Thunder And Leclerc Is The Storm During Belgian GP Qualifying

Ferrari is The Thunder Leclerc

Ferrari is the thunder as Charles Leclerc stormed to a dominant pole position ahead of Sunday’s race with an electric display of assuredness over Sebastian Vettel. How Leclerc, in only his second season of Formula One, managed to out-qualify his teammate by 0.7seconds is as mysterious as it is jaw-dropping. To have a 0.7-second margin over your teammate let alone a rival team is akin to living several light years ahead of everyone else.

But Sunday is where the real work is done, has Leclerc set his car up for single-lap pace and compromised his race pace? Only time will tell. For now, Lewis Hamilton wasn’t too far away from Sebastian Vettel, 0.1seocnds is a mere sneeze in F1 terms. Hamilton’s teammate, Valtteri Bottas, will line up 4th on the grid.

The Finn has been confirmed for 2020 after recent speculation linked him… to nowhere specific. Red Bull and Max Verstappen were out-gunned at Belgium and will line up 5th for Sunday’s race. This despite an engine upgrade for the high-speed Belgian circuit.

Ferrari is The Thunder

The Renault’s of Ricciardo and Hulkenburg demonstrated a good showing but also highlighted a power deficit to the Red Bull Honda. Kimi Raikkonen of Alfa Romeo and the Hass of Magnussen rounded up the top 10.

It seems that Ferrari and Leclerc have a prime advantage to take victory on Sunday. But never count out Lewis Hamilton, however, Ferrari appears to have the power advantage at what is a power circuit.

Ferrari is the thunder for Sunday? Power isn’t everything and we know absolute power corrupts. That is to say, is too much power coursing through Ferrari’s tailpipes, leading to a possible engine failure in the race? Mere speculation for now.

2019 Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying Results:

Pos

No

Driver

Car

 

Q1

Q2

Q3

Laps

1

16

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

 

1:43.587

1:42.938

1:42.519

17

2

5

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

 

1:44.109

1:43.037

1:43.267

17

3

44

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

 

1:45.260

1:43.592

1:43.282

19

4

77

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes

 

1:45.141

1:43.980

1:43.415

19

5

33

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing Honda

 

1:44.622

1:44.132

1:43.690

16

6

3

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault

 

1:45.560

1:44.103

1:44.257

17

7

27

Nico Hulkenberg

Renault

 

1:45.899

1:44.549

1:44.542

16

8

7

Kimi Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

 

1:45.842

1:44.140

1:44.557

18

9

11

Sergio Perez

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

 

1:45.732

1:44.707

1:44.706

18

10

20

Kevin Magnussen

Haas Ferrari

 

1:45.839

1:44.738

1:45.086

18

11

8

Romain Grosjean

Haas Ferrari

 

1:45.694

1:44.797

 

12

12

4

Lando Norris

McLaren Renault

 

1:46.154

1:44.847

 

12

13

18

Lance Stroll

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

 

1:46.000

1:45.047

 

8

14

23

Alexander Albon

Red Bull Racing Honda

 

1:45.528

1:45.799

 

8

15

99

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

 

1:45.637

   

7

16

10

Pierre Gasly

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

 

1:46.435

   

5

17

55

Carlos Sainz

McLaren Renault

 

1:46.507

   

6

18

26

Daniil Kvyat

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

 

1:46.518

   

4

19

63

George Russell

Williams Mercedes

 

1:47.548

   

6

NC

88

Robert Kubica

Williams Mercedes

 

DNF

   

2


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