Charles Leclerc is set to start Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix from pole position after Ferrari found no further problems with his gearbox.
Leclerc claimed provisional pole position in Q3 but then crashed heavily through Piscine on his second push lap.
The session was halted, with no time for further improvements, thus sealing pole position for Leclerc.
Leclerc feared in the immediate aftermath of the session that damage to the SF21 could result in a grid penalty.
On Saturday evening Ferrari undertook preliminary checks and deemed that no gearbox change was required.
On Sunday the team carried out further in-depth checks and “found no apparent defects”, meaning his SF21 has been given the all clear.
As a result Leclerc is set to take up pole position on home turf, ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas.