Provisional grid F1 Italian GP: Verstappen on pole after sprint race!

11-09-2021 17:28
Provisional grid F1 Italian GP: Verstappen on pole after sprint race!

The Monza circuit is certainly not Red Bull Racing's best track, but so far things are going smoothly for the team. Max Verstappen will start from pole position, despite Valtteri Bottas winning the sprint race.

Verstappen and Italy is not a very good combination. Last year the Dutchman didn't even manage to finish a single Italian race. But that may have changed this year. Earlier in 2021, Verstappen already won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and today the Red Bull Racing driver has also scored a good victory.

Drama for Hamilton

Verstappen had to start from third in the sprint race, after Mercedes had been supreme in qualifying. Lewis Hamilton's start was just dramatic, with the Briton immediately being overtaken by Verstappen and both McLarens. The one who started first and crossed the line first was Valtteri Bottas.

The Finn will not start the Italian Grand Prix from pole position, however, as he has taken a new engine and therefore received a grid penalty. Verstappen will therefore move up one place and will start the race in Italy from the first starting spot. At the moment, the rest of the starting grid looks like this for the Italian Grand Prix.

Provisional starting grid Italian GP 2021:

1. Max Verstappen

2. Daniel Ricciardo

3. Lando Norris

4. Lewis Hamilton

5. Charles Leclerc

6. Carlos Sainz

7. Antonio Giovinazzi

8. Sergio Perez

9. Lance Stroll

10. Fernando Alonso

11. Sebastian Vettel

12. Esteban Ocon

13. Nicholas Latifi

14. George Russell

15. Yuki Tsunoda

16. Nikita Mazepin

17. Robert Kubica

18. Mick Schumacher

19. Pierre Gasly

20 . Valtteri Bottas

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