F1: Lewis Hamilton On Pole In Dominating Monza Qualifying As Vettel Can’t Get Past Q1 – carandbike

Hamilton who posted a time of 1min18.887s went on to surpass Kimi Raikkonen’s pole time set satirically within the Ferrari again in 2018. The six-time Formula 1 champion has set the game’s quickest laptime in historical past.

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Lewis Hamilton broke the observe document twice throughout qualifying at Monza, setting F1’s quickest laptime

Predictably, qualifying for the Italian GP at Monza was a story of two groups on the opposing finish of the Formula 1 grid. On one facet you had the flying six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton who dominated the qualifying session with the quickest lap time within the historical past for Formula 1 based mostly on a median pace of the automotive throughout the lap and on the opposite facet you had the struggling Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc who might solely handle P17 and P13 respectively, on what’s Scuderia Ferrari’s house race. This additionally meant that it was the primary time since 1984, Ferrari did not have a automotive within the high 10 on the observe. 


Charles Leclerc had his lap cancelled in Q1 for passing the white line however managed to make it to P2 in contrast to his teammate

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Sebastian Vettel, who’s leaving Ferrari on the finish of the season acquired caught in a visitors jam within the Q1 session and could not even handle to submit a time which slotted the Scarlett automotive within the high 15. This was the primary time {that a} Ferrari did not make it to Q2 at Monza. His youthful teammate fared higher at P13 with him managing to qualify for the Q2, however could not go a lot past as he was restricted with the crippling lack of straight-line pace on a observe that is dubbed the “temple of speed”. 

Hamilton who posted a time of 1min18.887s went on to surpass Kimi Raikkonen’s pole time set satirically within the Ferrari again in 2018. Hamilton’s time was much more spectacular in Q1 as he did not get the advantage of a tow from his teammate. In truth, he adopted the sector and acquired some tow from there. This time additionally got here with the backdrop of the discount in engine modes after a technical ruling that banned the Mercedes get together mode for qualifying. 

“It was not too bad,” mentioned pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton. “Fantastic performance from the team today, just in terms of timing, when they put us out on the track. It was not the easiest – you saw how close it was between us all, so it really demanded a clean lap and I think I got that on both, so I’m generally really happy with the actual laps I did,” mentioned Lewis Hamilton after the qualifying session. 


Valtteri Bottas begins second within the Italian GP at Monza, 0.69s off from Hamilton’s pole-setting time

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Bottas rounded off the entrance row with a time simply 0.069 seconds from Hamilton’s. McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr did effectively to qualify third at a observe that will likely be his house subsequent yr when he joins Ferrari. Sergio Perez within the pink Racing Point was fourth whereas Max Verstappen within the Red Bull solely managed fifth indicating that the Renault and Mercedes powered automobiles had a bonus over not simply the Ferrari powered automobiles but in addition Honda. 

The Honda-powered automobiles fared barely higher as Alex Albon managed ninth within the Red Bull, and the pair of Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat managed tenth and eleventh within the AlphaTauri. 

For Ferrari energy, this was a torrid session. Leclerc was the quickest of the lot at P13, adopted by Kimi Raikkonen within the Alfa Romeo in P14, and Kevin Magnussen within the Haas in P15. Magnussen’s teammate Romain Grosjean managed P16 and Antonio Giovianazzi managed P18 behind Vettel being the slowest of the Ferrari powered automobiles. 

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2020 Formula 1 Italian GP Qualifying Times:


1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes –  1m18.887s

2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes – +0.069s

3 Carlos Sainz McLaren – +0.808s

4 Sergio Perez Racing Point – +0.833s

5 Max Verstappen Red Bull – +0.908s

6 Lando Norris McLaren – + 0.933s

7 Daniel Ricciardo Renault – +0.977s

8 Lance Stroll Racing Point – +1.162s

9 Alex Albon Red Bull – +1.203s

10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri – +1.290s

11 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri – 1m20.169s

12 Esteban Ocon Renault – 1m20.234s

13 Charles Leclerc Ferrari – 1m20.273s

14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing – 1m20.926s

15 Kevin Magnussen Haas – 1m21.573s

16 Romain Grosjean Haas – 1m21.139s

17 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari – 1m21.151s

18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing – 1m21.206s

19 George Russell Williams – 1m21.587s

20 Nicholas Latifi Williams – 1m21.717

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