Leclerc "didn’t do a good enough job" despite Las Vegas F1 pole
In a somewhat anticlimactic end to the shootout, Charles Leclerc secured his 23rd F1 pole position as his teammate Carlos Sainz failed to surpass him and Max Verstappen abandoned his final flying lap. While Leclerc’s time of 1min32.726s placed him in first, Sainz will drop to 12th due to a 10-place grid penalty. Leclerc expressed disappointment with his performance, feeling that he could have improved more in Q3 given the track’s evolution. Despite this, he is thrilled to start from pole tomorrow. Verstappen, who finished 0.378s behind Leclerc, will join him on the front row. Both drivers are now fully focused on the race, with Leclerc hoping to put everything together and secure a victory.