Charles Leclerc found himself surprised with Sergio Perez’s qualifying lap which gave him pole position.

The Mexican managed to snatch the Monegasque’s top spot right at the end of the session. Leclerc admitted being surprised by the situation.

“In the second lap I went for it and I put everything together, [with] a few here and there but yeah… I definitely didn’t expect Checo [Perez] to come up with that lap time. Congratulations to him.”

Speaking about his qualifying lap, Leclerc said he felt good and that he was happy with it.

“The lap felt good, I’m very happy with the lap, all qualifying was all about keeping it on track and not doing mistakes.

“Tomorrow it’s another day and hopefully, we’ll have a good one,” he concluded.

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