Charles Leclerc has an unwanted stat after Singapore

Charles Leclerc took his 18th career pole in Singapore on Saturday, but could not convert it into a sixth win on Sunday.

Charles Leclerc has now dropped to 30th on the conversion rate table after another pole position went begging in Singapore.

The Monegasque has taken 18 pole positions in his career, the first of which arrived at the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix.

An engine issue saw him finish third behind Sir Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas that night, and another pole in Spielberg was overturned by Max Verstappen.

It was third time lucky for the 24-year-old, who converted pole to victory in Spa, and then again in Monza.

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Further starts from the best seat in the house were undone in Singapore, Russia and Mexico, and he would wait until last year to grab his eighth pole in Monaco.

He was unable to start that race due to a crash in qualifying in Monte Carlo, before the race pace of his Ferrari was exposed in Baku, when he fell from first to fourth.

Leclerc has taken another nine pole positions in 2022, but has only been able to convert two of them, in Bahrain and Austria.

A combination of factors, not all of which within his control, have seen Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez take wins off him when he has started P1.

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Last weekend at Marina Bay, Perez took the lead from Leclerc in wet conditions at the start, and he held a steady advantage over the five-time race winner throughout the Intermediate phase of the race.

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Leclerc pressured the Mexican in the second stint after the transition to Slicks, but Perez would escape his attentions and take his fourth career win.

It leaves Leclerc 30th on the chart of pole to win ratios, with Verstappen, Fernando Alonso, Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo Bottas all ahead of him on the current grid.

The best conversion rate is held by a combination of five drivers – Bill Vukovich, Pat Flaherty, Jow Bonner, Thierry Boutsen and Pastor Maldonado – all of whom claimed just one pole position in their careers.