Leclerc goes six for six on 2017 F2 poles at Silverstone

FIA Formula 2

Charles Leclerc continued his perfect run of pole positions in Formula 2 after topping qualifying for the sixth time this season on Friday at Silverstone.

Leclerc moved up to F2 for 2017 after winning the GP3 title last year, and is already on a march to back-to-back championships after a stunning start to the season for Prema Racing.

Leclerc arrived at Silverstone 49 points clear in the drivers’ standings, and extended his advantage to 53 by picking up four bonus points for taking his sixth straight pole on Friday.

The Ferrari racer finished four-tenths of a second clear of title rival and home favorite Oliver Rowland through qualifying, turning in a best lap time of 1:38.427.

Norman Nato took third place for Arden ahead of Jordan King and Artem Markelov, who rounded out the top five.

The Formula 2 races from Silverstone will be streamed live on the NBC Sports app this weekend at the following times:

Feature Race: 7/15 10:00am ET – STREAM
Sprint Race: 8/15 4:20am ET – STREAM