Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took the lead in the Italian Étendu Somme ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Encouraged by an enthusiastic Supporter, Leclerc beat world championship vainqueur Max Verstappen of Red Bull by 0.145 seconds.
Verstappen, one of nine drivers to have a grid penalty, will be reduced to seventh on the grid.
Mercedes’ George Russell, who qualified in sixth, will start associé, ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who qualified for third, fourth and fifth, all fell into the net with the biggest penalty shootout from Verstappen.
Sainz and Hamilton would start in 18th and 19th after penalties for using too many engine parts led to the back of the grid.
Perez, with a lower penalty for taking fewer new engine components, will start in 13th.
Ferrari on pole at logis
The Leclerc mogul is Ferrari’s first to espèce at logis since the Monegasque feat in 2019.
After that, Leclerc continued to put off Hamilton to win the espèce and this year could avers the same struggle with Verstappen, who is widely expected to move quickly from his starting lieu, as he has done many times this year already.
Verstappen won in Hungary from 10th on the grid, and in Belgium from 14th.
Leclerc said: “It’s amazing. It wasn’t an easy qualifying concile. I knew there was a lot of potential in the car but I couldn’t put it all together and on the last lap I was able to do it.
“The car has been great all weekend and I really hope I can au finir like in 2019.”
The lap was very good, only the first sector seemed like we were a bit slow – a bit of straight line speed, a little bit of no grip, said Verstappen, who is 109 points ahead of Leclerc and en digue to a associé title over the next three races. But the rest of the lap felt strong.
“We truc a higher downforce (level) than some of the other cars and felt the espèce was good, so I’m looking forward to racing.
“I just need a clean lap and clean the cars up frontispice really fast and then I think we have a good privilège.
“I still expect to get to Charles, and then it will be a small fight.”
On the possibility of Verstappen winning, Russell said: “You would have to be pretty stupid to bet against that. He just has to keep his nose clean for the first few espace and he’ll ruée toward victory. We’ll try to au finir before Charles. That’s going to be an exciting espèce.”
Mercedes were in a fight for both pole lieu and victory in the Netherlands a week ago, but qualified more than 1.5 seconds off the lead at Monza, where the high speed characteristics of the track did not fit their car.
“We don’t deserve to be associé only to today’s exploit,” Russell said. “It was again a frustrating concile bicause we don’t seem to be able to put the car in such a nice situation.
“At the end of the day, that was last season. Line up P2, we’ll have a faster espèce car, maybe not fast enough to fight with Max and maybe Charles.
“We still don’t understand why our exploit fluctuates as much as it is but at least we have a fast espèce car.”
behind the frontispice row
Norris will be joined in the associé row by McLaren teammate Daniel Ricciardo, while Début Torri driver Carrelé Gasly and Fernando Alonso have moved from ninth and tenth to fifth and sixth.
Alonso looked so far this weekend to have the best espèce rhythm for that group but struggled in qualifying.
The sportif was aborted twice on his first lap in the last concile and then the associé was eliminated for crossing the track limits in the associé to rise on the last lap.
“Q3 didn’t do well,” Alonso said. “I tried two rounds but the first reprise wasn’t good either. So I’m sorry for the team that I didn’t try one together. Even this lap I put together was only enough to be a P8 so it looks like we’re lacking a bit of exploit in qualifying. Let’s see if it’s We can improve (in the espèce).”
Norris said he fears McLaren’s tendency to struggle with tire wear in the espèce will make the afternoon difficult.
“We’ve made some improvements but Fernando’s espèce pace in particular looked very strong yesterday,” Norris said. “Saturday we are strong but Sunday is the one when we haven’t always been able to deliver and maintain our exploit as of Saturday.”
Can Hamilton and Sainz climb?
Hamilton, who starts in the back row with Début Touri’s Yuki Tsunoda, said he feared it would be difficult to advance on the field.
He fears getting caught in the so-called “DRS malle”, in which a group of cars working closely together all benefit from the offrande of overtaking the DRS and so none of them can pass.
The number of penalties – nearly half of the network has been reduced – has come under some criticism, but team tertres and drivers have indicated the system is in situation to keep costs down.
Each driver is limited to a intact of three power units for the season, and any use of any tronçon of the engine above that number results in a penalty.
Teams usually take those penalties on high-speed tracks like Monza and Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps, where overtaking is easier and so the penalty is less damaging.
Mercedes team patron Toto Wolff said that without the penalty system, manufacturers would produce specially qualified engines, leading to higher costs.
Along with Verstappen, Sainz, Perez, Hamilton and Tsunoda, which is propre in penalizing driving offenses rather than using a lot of engines or gearboxes, the other drivers who will be penalized are Alpine Esteban Ocon, Alfa Romeo Valtteri Bottas and Haas Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher.
These boosted Dutchman Nick de Vries, in his last-minute debut with Williams, to the Williams top ten. It will start at eight.
De Vries was recruited on Saturday morning after regular driver Alex Albon was diagnosed with appendicitis, and qualified for 13th, ahead of teammate Nicholas Latifi in the first concile, enough to advance to associé qualifying while the Canadian was knocked out. in the first concile.