Sebastian Vettel did not make it out of the primary qualifying spherical and will solely muster a lowly 17th place, whereas teammate Charles Leclerc made it into the second qualifying spherical however may solely declare 13th on the grid forward of Sunday’s race.
Ferrari knew it might wrestle for pace coming into this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, however even they could not have predicted issues could be this dangerous.
Leclerc sits in fifth place within the drivers’ championship with 45 factors, already 112 factors behind runaway chief Lewis Hamilton. Issues are even worse for four-time world champion Vettel, who solely has 16 factors and sits in 13th place.
Within the constructors’ standings, Ferrari is in fifth place and a whopping 203 factors behind chief Mercedes.
“On the finish, we anticipated it somewhat bit coming into the weekend,” a visibly annoyed Leclerc informed Sky Sports activities. “We knew Spa [last weekend] and right here had been the 2 worst tracks for us. It is like this … it is robust.
“For now, it is like this and I must extract the utmost out of the automobile. It hurts much more that it is at dwelling. That is the truth for us for the time being. We have to work,” Leclerc mentioned.
On the high of the leaderboard, Mercedes recorded one more 1-2 as Lewis Hamilton secured his eighth pole on the Italian Grand Prix, with teammate Valtteri Bottas narrowly shedding out by one tenth of a second to begin second on the grid.
“It was a unbelievable efficiency from the crew,” Hamilton informed Sky Sports activities. “It wasn’t the best, you’ve got seen how shut it was between us. It wanted a clear lap and I obtained each.
“Valtteri was sturdy and stored pushing, I used to be a bit nervous going by way of the ultimate sector. Within the years I have been right here, I’ve had occasions after we had much less downforce and grip, [but] the pace by way of the Lesmos [corner] was superior. It is making an attempt to finds the precise stability which isn’t really easy,” Hamilton mentioned.
McLaren’s Carlos Sainz put in arguably the efficiency of the day to safe third for his greatest ever grid spot, whereas Racing Level driver Sergio Perez’s 4th place equaled his greatest ever qualifying place.
- 1. Hamilton
- 2. Bottas
- 3. Sainz
- 4. Perez
- 5. Verstappen
- 6. Norris
- 7. Ricciardo
- 8. Stroll
- 9. Albon
- 10. Gasly