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'Everyone looks like idiots': Leclerc on Italian GP pole after slipstream farce

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc took pole position following a farcical end to qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix. All drivers except Leclerc and Carlos Sainz of McLaren failed to get around to start a final lap after waiting to catch a slipstream at high-speed Monza. The unlikely climax left Leclerc on pole with his first lap, beating Lewis Hamilton by 0.039 seconds. The other Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas was third, ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Renault's Daniel Ricciardo. It was Leclerc's second consecutive pole position in just seven days. The 21-year-old did not even have to complete a final lap after he became the only frontrunner to make it across the line in time at the end of...
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