F1 Grand Prix qualifying outcomes: Leclerc takes Italian GP pole
Leclerc will begin forward of Mercedes’ George Russell after the one-hour qualifying session, which is cut up into three segments with 5 vehicles every being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 earlier than the top-10 shootout of Q3.
A raft of grid penalties for energy unit and gearbox adjustments means the beginning grid could be very a lot jumbled up from the qualifying order, with virtually half the sector affected. Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen was second quickest in qualifying, forward of the second Ferrari of Carlos Sainz, however they each drop again on the grid because of penalties.
Italian Grand Prix beginning grid: Leclerc on pole from Russell
What occurred in Italian Grand Prix Q1?
Verstappen set the bar at 1m22.023s however was quickly topped by the Ferraris of Sainz on 1m21.348s after which Leclerc on 1m21.280s. Russell additionally outpaced Verstappen, albeit half a second off the Ferrari tempo.
Verstappen pushed once more and retook P1, on his fourth lap on these tyres, with 1m20.922s to high the session by 0.358s.
Falling on the first hurdle have been Nicholas Latifi (Williams, who blew the Rettifilo chicane on his final lap), the Aston Martins of Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll, and the Haas duo of Kevin Magnussen (who misplaced a lap adequate for P11 because of exceeding observe limits) and Mick Schumacher (who additionally locked up at Rettifilo on his closing try).
Italian Grand Prix Q1 outcomes: Verstappen quickest from Leclerc
What occurred in Italian Grand Prix Q2?
Verstappen set the early tempo once more, at 1m21.265s, however Sainz quickly beat that with 1m20.878s, as Leclerc straight-lined the Rettifilo chicane on his opening lap.
Leclerc went P2 on his second try, 0.33s down. Verstappen slipped again to 3rd, 0.387s off the tempo, simply forward of teammate Sergio Perez.
Knocked out at this level have been Esteban Ocon (Alpine, who has a five-place grid penalty), Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo), Nyck de Vries (in for Alex Albon at Williams, however he overshot the Roggia chicane on his new tyres), Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo) and Yuki Tsunoda (who didn’t run in his AlphaTauri as he’s going to the very again of the grid).
Italian Grand Prix Q2 outcomes: Sainz quickest from Leclerc
What occurred in Italian Grand Prix Q3?
On the primary runs, Sainz set the quickest time of 1m20.584s, 0.186s forward of Leclerc’s 1m20.770s, with Verstappen an extra tenth again in third on 1m20.859s. Perez led the remainder however was over three quarters of a second off the tempo.
On the ultimate runs, Leclerc grabbed pole with 1m20.161s, 0.145s sooner than Verstappen’s 1m20.906s, with Sainz third quickest on 1m20.429s. Perez was fourth quickest, forward of the Mercedes of Hamilton and Russell.
Sainz will begin from the again of the grid, the place he’ll line up in 18th forward of Hamilton and Tsunoda.
Verstappen has a five-place penalty, and Perez has 10-places, so Russell will begin from the entrance row on Sunday. The McLarens will kind row two, forward of Gasly and Alonso.
Verstappen will begin seventh, alongside debutant de Vries.