SINGAPORE – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc secured pole place for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday after a livid Max Verstappen was compelled to desert his quickest lap for worry of operating out of gasoline.
The Monegasque lapped the five-km Marina Bay observe below the floodlights in a single minute 49.412 seconds however was set to be usurped by his Crimson Bull rival.
Verstappen was lighting up the timing screens behind Leclerc and, having traded quickest laps with the Ferrari driver and Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton throughout the ultimate part of qualifying, had saved his finest for final on a drying observe.
However the Dutchman was compelled to accept eighth on the grid after Crimson Bull ordered him to ab…
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