WATCH: David Croft’s Commentator’s curse strikes as Charles Leclerc spins into the barriers at the Miami GP

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Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will start the main race of the Miami GP from the seventh place on the grid

Charles Leclerc was bossing it during the qualifying session of the Miami GP until he spun into the barriers in Q3. Leclerc lost his control at Turn 4 and spun into the barriers, bringing out a red flag which ended the qualifying session early. Fans on social media were quick to point out that it was the ‘commentator’s curse’ which struck again. Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft was all praise for Leclerc and almost simultaneously did the Ferrari driver lose control of his car.

The qualifying session of the Miami GP had no shortage of drama as Leclerc’s spin ensured the pole position for Sergio Perez. Leclerc made a really good turn when Sky commentator Croft exclaimed on air: “doesn’t that look absolutely epic?”

It was the very same moment that Leclerc crashed into the barriers. As a result, the session ended early which meant that Perez finished P1 ahead of Alonso (P2) and Sainz (P3). Haas’ Kevin Magnussen drove really well to finish fourth ahead of Pierre Gasly (P5), George Russell (P6) while Leclerc himself finished seventh, two places ahead of reigning champion Max Verstappen (P9).

Where do things stand ahead of tonight’s race?

Red Bull are dominating the drivers’ championship standings after a fantastic start to the season with 1-2 finishes in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan besides a top of the podium finish in Australia.

Max Verstappen leads the standings with 93 points followed by his team-mate Sergio Perez, who occupies the second spot with 87 points while Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso lies in the third spot with 60 points – ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc.

The Red Bull duo have already created a considerable gap between themselves and the rest of the pack – other drivers need to pull up their socks very soon if they are to stand a chance.

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In the constructors’ championship, the picture is no different. Defending champions Red Bull lead the standings with 180 points. Aston Martin are significantly behind in second place, having earned 87 points from four races so far. Mercedes are placed third in the leaderboard with 76 points in their kitty – a whopping 104 points behind the leaders.

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