Italian GP: Charles Leclerc takes pole

Italian GP: Charles Leclerc takes pole

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) will begin from pole place on Sunday on the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. The Monegasque shall be on this privileged place for the seventeenth time in his profession.

Leclerc set the quickest time on his second try in Q3. He turned in 1’20”161, previous Max Verstappen (Crimson Bull) by 0”145. The Dutch world champion will nonetheless must drop 5 locations on the grid as a result of a penalty.

A minimum of 9 drivers had been penalized for altering engine or gearbox parts. Creator of the sixth quickest time in qualifying, George Russell (Mercedes) is subsequently propelled to the entrance row alongside Leclerc.

The second row shall be 100% McLaren, with Briton Lando Norris and Australian Daniel Ricciardo. They are going to begin in entrance of a 3rd row made up of Spaniard Fernando Alonso (Alpine-Renault) and Frenchman Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri-Crimson Bull).

Along with Verstappen, eight different drivers are sanctioned. Amongst them, Sergio Pérez (Crimson Bull), third on this planet championship, shall be demoted ten locations after he set the 4th qualifying time on Saturday.

For Ferrari, Leclerc will discover himself lonely on the entrance, as a result of the opposite Scuderia driver, Carlos Sainz, will begin in the back of the grid… whereas he has lengthy dominated qualifying and set the third quickest time, behind Leclerc and Verstappen. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), sixth within the championship and fifth in qualifying, can even begin in the back of the grid, many parts of his engine having been modified.


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