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Leclerc "just went" for Monza pole after struggling with car

The Monegasque stormed to pole for Ferrari's home race in the Italian Grand Prix after late improvement.

Charles Leclerc admitted he "just went for it" during Italian Grand Prix qualifying after struggling with his Ferrari Formula 1 car. It is the eighth pole position of the season for Leclerc, who improved by 0.268s on his second Q3 lap to leapfrog teammate Carlos Sainz Jr for his second pole at Monza - after 2019. "It wasn't an easy qualifying session," explained Leclerc after the session. "I knew that there was quite a bit of potential in the car, but I didn't put everything together, I knew in this last lap, I have to put everything together and I managed to do it. "It was the last lap, so I took much more of a risk. I had to find quite a lot of performance and I just went for it and it worked out. "I'm very happy with the lap, very happy with the performance, it's been a great weekend and the feeling with the car is amazing. "I really hope that we can do just like 2019 [in the race]."

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RESULTS 2024 F1 Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying