Ferrari F1 driver Charles Leclerc scores hattrick with pole in Singapore
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Charles Leclerc scored his third consecutive F1 pole Saturday in Singapore.

Ferrari F1 driver Charles Leclerc now has a hattrick of pole positions after backing up his performances in Belgium and Italy with a spectacular lap in Singapore Saturday at a track where Ferrari had expected to struggle.

Very quickly people are running out of superlatives to describe the mesmerizing performances of the 21-year-old Leclerc. Showing raw talent early in the season with an error or two along the way, Leclerc has now all but cemented himself as the number one driver on the team and his pole lap around the Marina Bay circuit only escalated his standing further.

“Wow! I’m extremely happy about today,” said Leclerc. “I mean, if you look at the lap, it was a good lap, a very good lap, but there were some moments where I thought I had lost the car but I took back and at the end, finishing the lap, we are on pole position.

“I would like to thank the team so much for what they have done. We came here knowing that it would be a difficult track for us, but the team has done an amazing job to bring the package we needed, and I’m extremely happy to be on pole for tomorrow.

“We brought some new bits which worked properly, which was good to see. It’s not always the case, but it was this weekend. I had a very tough Friday. Yesterday was not my day and I didn’t feel comfortable in the car, but I worked quite hard and today it paid off.”

In the history of F1 only two drivers have managed to secure three consecutive wins after taking that initial trip to the top step of the podium. Both Mika Häkkinen and Damon Hill continued on to become World Champions in their careers, and it is easy to see why so many see it as only a matter of time before Leclerc has his crowning season. With eight of the last eleven Singapore Grand Prix winners coming from pole position, many will now see this as his race to lose.

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

Sights at the Marina Bay Circuit  in Singapore ahead of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday Sept. 21, 2019

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