Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Monza, 2019

2019 Italian Grand Prix grid

2019 Italian Grand Prix

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Charles Leclerc leads the grid for the 2019 Italian Grand Prix.

Row 1 1. Charles Leclerc 1’19.307
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’19.346
Row 2 3. Valtteri Bottas 1’19.354
4. Sebastian Vettel 1’19.457
Row 3 5. Daniel Ricciardo 1’19.839
6. Nico Hulkenberg 1’20.049
Row 4 7. Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’20.455
8. Alexander Albon No time
Red Bull
Row 5 9. Lance Stroll No time
Racing Point
10. Antonio Giovinazzi 1’20.517
Alfa Romeo
Row 6 11. Kevin Magnussen 1’20.615
12. Daniil Kvyat 1’20.630
Toro Rosso
Row 7 13. Romain Grosjean 1’20.784
14. George Russell 1’21.800
Row 8 15. Robert Kubica 1’22.356
16. Lando Norris 1’21.068
Row 9 17. Pierre Gasly 1’21.125
Toro Rosso
18. Sergio Perez 1’21.291
Racing Point
Row 10 19. Max Verstappen No time
Red Bull
20. Kimi Raikkonen No time
Alfa Romeo


Norris: required to start at the back of the grid due to power unit components change
Gasly: required to start at the back of the grid due to power unit components change
Verstappen: required to start at the back of the grid due to power unit components change; Did not set a time, given permission to start
Perez: required to start at the back of the grid due to power unit components change
Raikkonen: required to start from the pit lane due to changes under parc ferme and five-place grid penalty for gearbox change

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46 comments on “2019 Italian Grand Prix grid”

  1. They just never seem to learn from past errors. As I’ve stated before: The simple solution to avoid something like this is to go out a bit earlier.

  2. Probably one of the funniest Q3 ever

    1. Yes, anti-climax, I really wanted to see the last flying laps. FOM is so bad these days they didn’t even show Sainz jr lap.
      There will be penalties.
      Why was Bottas lap reinstated and how did Vettel keep his is to me the bigger question.

  3. Well done to Charles, to get pole in Monza in a Ferrari is special. But in the final minutes of Q3, I have no idea what the hell that was. You’d think F1 engineers would be smart enough by now to realize that it’s not always worth it. Just look at Spa last weekend.

  4. What a joke especially by Sainz.

    1. The guy who actually decided to move on and put in a lap was totally the joke.

      1. Sainz blocked Vettel who wanted to move on and pass him.l

    2. Hummm… Isn’t Sainz THE one who actually made a flying lap?

      1. Check the replay. Together with Hulkenberg they blocked the track.

        1. Well, if you put it like that, it actually makes sense.

          I do agree something should be given to Hulkenberg for steadfastly refusing to take the chicane despite driving at 50 km when he got there.

  5. The top teams should be fined for the travesty robbing the fans of a true qualifying session. The only thing to save F1 is that a Ferrari is on the pole. If the qualifying ended like that with another team on the pole there would be hell to pay.

  6. That was the stupidest performance I’ve ever seen.

  7. What a mess that was. I do wonder how Bottas time can count when he had to pass Kimi in the wall so was under a yellow flag. Being so quick clearly shows he didn’t lift at all. Vettel was also 4 wheels off but obviously that rule doesn’t apply to Ferrari in Monza.

    1. I guess it was poetic justice when he came in fourth

  8. Both ferrari drivers need to be penalised along with renault drivers. Monkeys.

    1. What did Ric do? He was last in line !! Lol

      1. Sorry , it was indeed just Hulkenberg, Sainz(for 1st ½half of outlap), Stroll and both Ferrari drivers who went around tripping others up. Leclerc needs the biggest punishment as he purposefully impeded others to protect his pole position. I just hope Stewards have courage to penalise the Italian Mafia of F1 in front of home crowd.

  9. They should delete the times of those who fannied about pathetically. With the exception of Sainz (pole), move them behind 10th.

    1. I think Sainz get a penaulty of blocking Vettel at turn 2-3 at the racing line. That will safe Hulkenberg as he was of the racing line.

  10. What a complete farce at the end but it would have been interesting to see what would have happened if they all made it over the line before Q3 ended.

    However, no-one should blame the drivers. Blame the teams!

  11. That was pretty ridiculous! Kinda hoping they all get penalties and the grid goes insane for tomorrow.

    1. Except for sainz throw everyone in pitlane with 1 lap delayed start.

  12. Up until the last run it was an awesome session…
    And then it went haywire!

    First stewards say “If you go off the track at Parabolica – you lose 2 laps”.
    Silently written somewhere in tiny font: “If it is in Monza and the Driver is from Ferrari – the rules doesn’t apply”.

    Second – total farce on the last run.
    Hope someone is fined.

    1. Fined – not by losing time, but teams must be fined. 500K-1M Euro will be a good start

    2. If you don’t understand the directive, that’s 100% on you. Ask someone to explain it to you.

      1. *facepalm*

    3. I have to believe that behind the scenes Mercedes was going to have VET penalized if BOT’s time was not allowed to stand. F1 decided that it would be better to have a Ferrari, Mercedes, Mercedes, Ferrari starting grid than have Ferrari, Mercedes and then whomever as BOT wouldn’t have a time and VET would be penalized.

  13. Sainz and Stroll side by side blocking the entire track surely has to be penalised.

    1. Adding to my comment above… well, maybe you are right, and some drivers must be fined as well… Good point by you!

  14. That was awesome… haha!

    No investigations needed whatsoever. Teams can go out whenever they want. They all played games, they all missed out. I’m sure some of it was strategic and I’ve got no problem with that.

  15. Laughed hard at that one! Didn’t see how Bottas could have his time though?

    Maybe the Renault going straight for no reason could be investigated… Otherwise, I hope no penalties

    1. ah it was Hulk

  16. The only way I see to make this nonsense stop, is to send everyone to the back that does this stuff. I understand the need to get into a good position, but this is not the way to go.

  17. Bit daft but they’ve only got themselves to blame!

    No way should the stewards get involved, nobody did anything wrong.

    1. Exactly !

      It was crazy. It was stupid. It was a mess. It was exactly what F1 needs once in a while.

      Why do we need rules and penalties for EVERYTHING ?

      1. I never watch qualy, so I have no idea what really happened – but by the sound of it, teams who lost out will be looking at whether they can improve tactically in those situations even without additional penalties.

        In general it’s worth noting that adding more and more complications to bad rules to close off loopholes or undesired side effects tends to make things worse in the long run. Better to come up with new, good rules instead.

  18. It’s not the fault of Hulk, Sainz or Stroll if the others were too greedy to take the tow. They left enough space in first few corners .

    1. …But frankly, there was no reason for Hulk to take the escape route.

      1. I think he was distracted of the lack of cars behind him …

    2. They left enough space

      No they didn’t.

  19. I LOLed when hulk took the escape road

  20. F1 drivers are to Blane for that farce. They should have overtaken and driven quick like real racers instead of this modern follow the teams advice line, their whole races are coached, I think the best thing for F1 would be to ban radio communications between team and driver.

  21. The most ridiculous qualifying sessions I’ve ever seen.
    Top10 should all get disqualified (or at least Sainz and the Renaults)!
    I’d send them all to the back of the grid.

    Something needs to be done about this.
    I’d introduce a new rule: each out-lap has to be within 130% of the driver’s fastest time.

    1. @srga91

      I’d introduce a new rule: each out-lap has to be within 130% of the driver’s fastest time.

      They told teams before qualifying that they were introducing a minimum time on the out laps of 1:45.

  22. Ricciardo continues to dominate Hulk despite what an article on this site claimed

    1. @carlosmedrano Yep i also feel Hulk is not outstanding though Perez was just as good, Hulk demolished Sainz who i do not rate and feel Norris is better but as been unlucky.i would love to see Vet in Ferrari with Ricciardo it ill be glorious and like 2013 all over again, i sadly cannot see it though i feel Leclerc would beat him there if a seat is available.

      Max was getting on top of him big time and i see Leclerc doing the same. Think he out qualified him 17 times in a row or something i may be wrong, alot was reliability but still, Ves always looked more dangerous in pace. Hopefully Renault do an Alonso is 05-06 would like to see him get a champion but i do not see Ric as a top 3 driver personally. He aint better than Hamilton or Max you could maybe say he could beat Leclerc i would like to see it. I personally think Ric as been a bit meh this year just like the car he is in, he was caught sleeping alot at Spa aswell not great racecraft by him.
      He deserves a title though just for what he did to Vet if Vet has 4 Ric deserves titles imo

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