Qualifying Results 2019 Italian F1 Grand Prix
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Charles Leclerc won his 4th pole position for tomorrow's 2019 Italian Grand Prix. He scored the 224th pole position for the Scuderia Ferrari team in their home grand prix.
Robert Kubica was the first who went out to put a lap time on the leaderboard. After the first stint Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc drove the quickest lap time. The 21 year old pushed out a 1:20.126 min out of the SF90. With 4.34 min to go Q1 was stopped by red flags. The Racing Point of Sergio Pérez again had a Mercedes engine failure and broke down at curva grande (turn 3).
At that time Max Verstappen had not clocked a lap time yet. Red Bull had chosen Monza to switch to the spec 4 Honda engine. Drivers are allowed to use 3 new power units this 2019 season. The spec 4 engine is also Verstappen's 4th engine, which got him a grid penalty and therefor has to start from the back. Verstappen was unlucky and had a power unit problem during his outlap and had to come in to not make it into Q2.
Nico Hulkenberg was the biggest surprise by scoring P2 with the Renault in this first qualifying session.
After the first run Leclerc again was fastest with a 1:19.553, but Lewis Hamilton now was on P2 with a gap of 0.153s. Kimi Raikkonen made mistake in Lesmo corner and wetn onto the grass and didn't clock a lap time. With 5 minutes to go the following drivers were in the elimination zone: Lance Stroll (Racing Point), Lando Norris (McLaren), Antionio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo), Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso) and Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo).
After the second stint Lewis Hamilton improved from P3 to P1. Stroll and Raikkonen improved enough to go get out of the elimination zone and into Q3.
Vettel was the first to record a lap time. He drove a 1:19.307 min. When first a yellow flag was waved that was followed quicly by a red flag for Kimi Raikkonen who lost control of the Alfa Romeo in Parabolica and ended up against the barier backwards. The Finnish driver was unhurt, but his car had to be recovered. The clock was stopped with 6.35 minutes to go. All cars returned to the garage. After the 1st stint Leclerc topped the time sheet with a 1:19.307, Hamilton 2nd (1:19.346), Bottas 3rd (1:19.354) and Vettel 4th (1:19.457).
In the second and last stint nobody wanted to be in front of the pack and lost a lot of time. Only Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc made it on time to the finish line. The all 7 other drivers were to late and could drive back to their garage without a fight.
Last year Kimi Raikkonen was the man on pole for Ferrari with a lap time of 1:19.119 min, which is also the pole record.
Qualifying Times 2019 Italian GP
|7||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren||1:20.413||1:20.202||1:20.455||20|
|8||23||Alexander Albon||Red Bull||1:20.382||1:20.021||no time||15|
|9||18||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||1:20.643||1:20.498||no time||19|
|10||7||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo||1:20.634||1:20.515||no time||16|
|11||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1:20.657||1:20.517||15|
|13||26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1:20.723||1:20.630||17|
|15||10||*Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1:20.508||15|
|17||11||Sergio Pérez||Racing Point||1:21.291||6|
|RT||33||*Max Verstappen||Red Bull||no time||3|
- Max Verstappen (33) Red Bull required to start from back of grid due to multiple power unit element changes.
- Lando Norris (4) McLaren required to start from back of grid due to multiple power unit element changes.
- Pierre Gasly (10) Toro Rosso required to start from back of grid due to multiple power unit element changes.
Below you can see the footage last stint of Q3 in which 8 drivers didn't make it on time to the start/finish line before the countdown got to 0.
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