Charles Leclerc ‘did not expect’ pole but claims Max Verstappen still favourite for F1 Mexico City GP win | F1

The Monegasque made it two pole positions in as many weekends at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez as he edged out Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz by 0.067s, while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was 0.097s adrift in third. But Leclerc, who joked people would not believe him after making it two straight poles, was left shocked after Ferrari’s unexpected pace seemingly came out of nowhere. “I did not expect to be on pole today,” Leclerc said. “We thought we were lacking quite a bit after FP3. But for some reason once we put everything together it went well and on the new tyres we gained…

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