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Verstappen happy to be on pole at Monaco for first time

Updated on: 28 May,2023 08:42 AM IST  |  Monaco
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Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will start Sunday’s race on the second row alongside the Alpine of Esteban Ocon

Verstappen happy to be on pole at Monaco for first time

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen (left) claimed pole for the Monaco Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso keeping the Red Bull world champion company on the front row after qualifying on Saturday.


Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will start Sunday’s race on the second row alongside the Alpine of Esteban Ocon. “You have to go all out and risk it all,” said Verstappen. “I knew I was behind, I’m very happy to be on pole for the first time here.” 


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The session was red-flagged when Sergio Perez smashed his Red Bull into a wall leaving last year’s winner at the rear of the grid. Carlos Sainz in the second Ferrari posted the fifth fastest time to occupy the third row with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

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