F1 2023 Italian GP – Qualifying Results

Sainz snatched pole from Max Verstappen at the Italian GP


Carlos Sainz took a dramatic pole position for Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix, beating Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for P1 by just 0.013 seconds.

The Scuderia have looked like a serious threat to Red Bull all weekend, with Charles Leclerc, who starts third, initially setting the best time from the front runners.

However, after Verstappen crossed the line and looked set to claim yet another pole, it was Sainz who sent the Tifosi into a frenzy by claiming his fourth career pole position.

Elsewhere, George Russell starts fourth for Mercedes ahead of Sergio Perez, while Lewis Hamilton had to settle for the eighth fastest time.

F1 2023 Italian GP – Qualifying Results

Pos.DriverTeamQ3 Time
1Carlos SainzFerrari1:20.294
2Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.013
3Charles LeclercFerrari+0.067
4George RussellMercedes+0.377
5Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.394
6Alexander AlbonWilliams+0.466
7Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.491
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.526
9Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.685
10Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+1.123
11Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriEliminated in Q2
12Liam LawsonAlphaTauriEliminated in Q2
13Nico HulkenbergHaasEliminated in Q2
14Valtteri BottasAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q2
15Logan SargeantWilliamsEliminated in Q2
16Zhou GuanyuAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q3
17Pierre GaslyAlpineEliminated in Q3
18Esteban OconAlpineEliminated in Q3
19Kevin MagnussenHaasEliminated in Q3
20Lance StrollAston MartinEliminated in Q3
Adriano Boin
Adriano Boin
Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1 and Ferrari.
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