Carlos Sainz Steals Pole Position from Verstappen at Monza

September 2, 2023Ramon Jones
Formula 1

Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) edged out the reigning champion, Max Verstappen by 0.013seconds in today’s qualifying session. On the final lap of qualify Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Sainz all set fastest laps as they crossed the line. Sainz was the last of the three to cross securing him pole and Ferrari putting both drivers in the top 3 for the start of the race tomorrow. George Russell (Mercedes) secured P4 ahead of Sergio Perez (Red Bull). In surprising fashion Alex Albon (Williams) found the pace with Williams to secure a P6 finish in Q3.

McLaren had a lackluster qualifying session. Even though both cars made it into the top 10. Both Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris will be left wondering what happened after running more towards the front of the pack throughout the weekend practice sessions. The Alpha Tauri pair finished P10 and P11. Liam Lawson just missed the cut off to get into Q3. There were no track incidents during the session.

The session was largely uneventful with all drivers finishing their respective sessions.

Full Qualifying Results are Below

1Carlos SainzScuderia Ferrari1m21.965s1m20.991s1m20.294s
2Max VerstappenOracle Red Bull Racing1m21.573s1m20.937s1m20.307s
3Charles LeclercScuderia Ferrari1m21.788s1m20.977s1m20.361s
4George RussellMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m22.148s1m21.382s1m20.671s
5Sergio PerezOracle Bull Racing1m21.911s1m21.240s1m20.688s
6Alex AlbonWilliams Racing1m21.661s1m21.272s1m20.760s
7Oscar PiastriMcLaren F1 Team1m22.106s1m21.527s1m20.785s
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m21.977s1m21.369s1m20.820s
9Lando NorrisMcLaren F1 Team1m21.995s1m21.581s1m20.979s
10Fernando AlonsoAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m22.043s1m21.543s1m21.417s
11Yuki TsunodaScuderia AlphaTauri 1m21.852s1m21.594s 
12Liam LawsonScuderia AlphaTauri1m22.112s1m21.758s 
13Nico HulkenbergMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m22.343s1m21.776s 
14Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo F1 Team Stake1m22.249s1m21.940s 
15Logan SargeantWilliams Racing1m21.930s1m21.944s 
16Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo F1 Team Stake1m22.390s  
17Pierre GaslyBWT Alpine F1 Team1m22.545s  
18Esteban OconBWT Alpine F1 Team1m22.548s  
19Kevin MagnussenMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m22.592s  
20 Lance StrollAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m22.860s