Ferrari driver and home hero Charles Leclerc stormed to pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix with a stunning qualifying display on home soil, recording an unbeatable lap time of just 1:10.270 seconds.

Leclerc avoided any slip-ups to safely make it through Q1 and Q2, before unleashing his full potential in Q3, provisionally posting a time of 1:10.418s. The Monegasque then beat his own time to take the first spot on the grid in front of a captivated audience on balconies and in the tribunes. HSH Prince Albert was present to congratulate Monaco’s own Formula 1 sensation.

Joining Leclerc on the front row is Oscar Piastri, showcasing raw talent to get ahead of Carlos Sainz in P3 and fellow McLaren driver Lando Norris in P4.

The results of an electric qualifying session sees Max Verstappen’s run of successive pole positions comes to an end, having claimed the previous eight in a row. Defending world champion Verstappen had to settle for sixth on the day after hitting the wall at Sainte Devote on his final qualifying lap.

Meanwhile, Mercedes drivers George Russell and Lewis Hamilton will sandwich Verstappen on the grid in P5 and P7 respectively.