Leclerc on pole for Azerbaijan after crashes halt qualifying
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Charles Leclerc will start the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on pole position after a crash by Yuki Tsunoda halted qualifying early and stopped rivals from challenging his time. Leclerc set a time of 1 minute, 41.218 seconds early in the third session. Championship leader Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton were among the drivers trying to start flying laps late when Tsunoda hit the wall and Leclerc’s teammate Carlos Sainz crashed soon after. Hamilton was second and Verstappen third.