Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying results: Charles Leclerc takes maiden pole position to beat Ferrari teammate Sebastian vettel

Charles Leclerc will start a Grand prix from pole position for the first time after beating teammate Sebastian Vettel in Bahrain to spearhead an all-Ferrari front row.

Lewis Hamilton will start in third position ahead of Valtteri Bottas, but the Mercedes pair were no match for the flying Ferraris, who have held the advantage all weekend over their championship rivals.

Leclerc already had the fastest time in Q3 after the opening runs, but he produced a lap time of 1:27.866 to extend his advantage of Vettel to 0.294s and set a new lap record in the process – becoming the second-youngest pole-sitter in the process behind his German teammate.

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Final Positions after Qualifying:

1 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 1min 27.866secs

2 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:28.160

3 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:28.190

4 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1:28.256

5 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:28.752

6 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 1:28.757

7 Carlos Sainz (Spa) McLaren 1:28.813

8 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas F1 1:29.015

9 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:29.022

10 Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren 1:29.043

11 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Renault 1:29.488

12 Alexander Albon (Tha) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:29.513

13 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Red Bull 1:29.526

14 Sergio Perez (Mex) Racing Point 1:29.756

15 Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:29.854

16 Antonio Giovinazzi (Ita) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:30.026

17 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault 1:30.034

18 Lance Stroll (Can) Racing Point 1:30.217

19 George Russell (Gbr) Williams 1:31.759

20 Robert Kubica (Pol) Williams 1:31.799

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