F1 Italian GP: Sainz stuns Verstappen for Monza pole

F1 Italian GP: Sainz stuns Verstappen for Monza pole
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F1 Italian GP: Sainz stuns Verstappen for Monza pole

During the qualifying session at Monza for the 2023 F1 Italian GP, the drivers had to adhere to the Alternative Tyre Allocation rules, using the hards in Q1, mediums in Q2, and softs in Q3. Ferrari drivers faced an investigation for not following the race director’s instructions regarding maximum lap time to avoid chaos, but no action was taken. Carlos Sainz initially led his teammate Charles Leclerc by 0.032s in Q3. Max Verstappen’s slight mistake cost him 0.099s behind Sainz. On their second runs, Leclerc took provisional pole with a time of 1m20.361s before Verstappen surpassed him. However, Sainz secured pole position with a late stunning lap time of 1m20.294s. George Russell finished fourth, followed by Sergio Perez and Alex Albon. Oscar Piastri claimed seventh, with Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris, and Fernando Alonso rounding up the top ten.

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Source: Autosport.com

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