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F1 2021 Italian GP Qualifying Results – Bottas on sprint race pole

Valtteri Bottas pulled out a spectacular lap to lead Mercedes teammate in a one-two in qualifying for the 2021 Italian GP, and as a result lockout the front row of the grid for the sprint race

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During the qualifying session only the soft compound tyre could be used and that combined with the slipstream worked perfectly for Valterri Bottas who romped to pole position for Saturday’s Italian GP sprint race, just ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton

Max Verstappen managed to pull out an excellent lap in Q3 to finish third, just ahead of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo in the McLarens. Bottas though, will have a complete engine change and thus he will start Sunday’s race at the back of the grid. 

Just a few days after being announced as a Mercedes driver for 2022, George Russell had to thank Yuki Tsunoda who had a lap time deleted for exceeding track limits, which then meant Russell in the Williams moved into 15th position and into Q2, eventually placing 15th. 

Full 2021 Italian GP Qualifying Results 

Pos.DriverTeamQ3 Lap
1Valtteri BottasMercedes1:19.555
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.096
3Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.411
4Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.434
5Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+0.440
6Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+0.705
7Carlos SainzFerrari+0.907
8Charles LeclercFerrari+0.955
9Sergio PerezRed Bull+1.056
10Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo+1.253
11Sebastian VettelAston MartinEliminated in Q2
12Lance StrollAston MartinEliminated in Q2
13Fernando AlonsoAlpineEliminated in Q2
14Esteban OconAlpineEliminated in Q2
15George RussellWilliamsEliminated in Q2
16Nicholas LatifiWilliamsEliminated in Q1
17Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriEliminated in Q1
18Mick SchumacherHaasEliminated in Q1
19Robert KubicaAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q1
20Nikita MazepinHaasEliminated in Q1

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