Formula 1 sprint in Monza: Bottas wins, Verstappen inherits pole

Valtteri Bottas is the fastest sprinter from Monza! The Mercedes star wins the second sprint race of all time as part of the Italian GP in Monza, thus securing three championship points. On the other hand, the Finn has nothing from pole position. After changing the engine and installing the fourth engine (only three are allowed per year), he has to drive off the rear in the main race on Sunday (3 p.m., live on Sky).
The big winner of the sprint is therefore Max Verstappen. The Dutchman is in second place and will start the Italian GP from the place in the sun. On top of that, he takes two World Cup points with him and extends his lead in the table. Red Bull had hoped in advance that Hamilton would get off to a bad start on the dirty side of second place – and they were right.

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Verstappen will start from pole in the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday

“The first medal in my life,” says Verstappen. “The race went better than expected. Still: Mercedes looks fast. It’s going to be an exciting fight tomorrow. We have trimmed our car so that we have a good top speed. ” Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko also says: “The Monza trauma is gradually disappearing. We never thought that we would start from pole at Monza. Our speed is encouraging. If the start works, we can start dreaming. ” Fun fact: For Red Bull it is the first Monza Pole since Sebastian Vettel 2013.

Hamilton finished fifth behind Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris. For the Australian Ricciardo it is the best result as a McLaren driver. “It took a long time, but it feels good to be back,” says Ricciardo happily and warns his ex-team-mate Verstappen: “Tomorrow I will go full attack.”

Sebastian Vettel will hardly be satisfied. The Aston Martin star drops from eleventh on the grid to twelfth, while his team-mate Lance Stroll is tenth. “I got off to a very good start, but I had nowhere to go,” explains Vettel. “I then caught a brake plate and couldn’t see much for the rest of the race. I’m glad I saw the checkered flag at all and that we didn’t have to go into the pits. “

Mick Schumacher is last behind Alfa Romeo driver Robert Kubica and his Haas teammate Nikita Mazepin. Michael Schumacher’s son got off to a perfect start and moved up to 15th place. After restarting after a safety car phase, however, he loses position after position against Mazepin, Kubica, George Russell and Yuki Tsunoda.
“I left too much distance when restarting,” he brings light into the darkness. “That put me in a position where I was vulnerable. My pace was actually better, but then my bikes were over. There was also a mistake that Robert (Kubica; d. Ed.) Took advantage of. I’m better prepared for tomorrow than I am today. “

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Pierre Gasly triggers the first and only safety car phase in the first lap. He wipes his front wing at the rear of Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren and rushes into the tire wall in the Curva Grande. The Alpha Tauri driver, who won in Monza in 2020, remains uninjured.

Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix
Sprint qualifying:

1. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) – Mercedes 27: 54.078 min.
2. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) – Red Bull +2.325 sec.
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) – McLaren +14,534
4. Lando Norris (UK) – McLaren +18,835
5. Lewis Hamilton (UK) – Mercedes +20.011
6. Charles Leclerc (Monaco) – Ferrari +23,442
7. Carlos Sainz Jr. (Spain) – Ferrari +27,952
8. Antonio Giovinazzi (Italy) – Alfa Romeo +31,089
9. Sergio Perez (Mexico) – Red Bull +31,680
10. Lance Stroll (Canada) – Aston Martin +38,671
11. Fernando Alonso (Spain) – Alpine +39,795
12. Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim) – Aston Martin +41.177
13. Esteban Ocon (France) – Alpine +43,373
14. Nicholas Latifi (Canada) – Williams +45,977
15. George Russell (Great Britain) – Williams +46,821
16. Yuki Tsunoda (Japan) – Alpha Tauri +49.977
17.Nikita Masepin (Russia) – Haas +1: 02.599 min.
18. Robert Kubica (Poland) – Alfa Romeo +1: 05.096
19. Mick Schumacher (Gland / Switzerland) – Haas +1: 06.154;

Pierre Gasly (France) – Alpha Tauri (1st round)

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