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Ferrari's Charles Leclerc during the third free practice session at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo ahead of the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix. He will be on pole for the race tomorrow. Image Credit: AFP

Montmels: Ferrari’s world championship leader Charles Leclerc grabbed pole for the Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Max Verstappen in qualifying at a sweltering Montmelo circuit today.

Local man Carlos Sainz cheered the huge home support to start tomorrow’s race on the second row in the other Ferrari where he will be joined by the Mercedes of George Russell.

Third row

Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull is on the third row with Lewis Hamilton for company in the other Mercedes.

Leclerc leads Verstappen by 19 points going into this sixth race of the season.