F1 – Bottas wins Monza Dash Qualifying however engine penalties imply Verstappen will begin Italian Grand Prix from the entrance of the grid
Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas took pole place for the Italian Grand Prix with a dominant Dash Qualifying victory at Monza, however it is going to be Max Verstappen who will begin tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix from the entrance of the grid as grid penalties from a Friday energy unit swap drop the Finnish driver to the again of the grid.
Daniel Ricciardo completed the Dash in third place forward of team-mate Lando Norris as seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton slumped to fifth after a foul begin.
When the lights went out at the beginning Bottas and Verstappen each acquired away, however second-on-the-grid Hamilton slowed down and as Bottas led Verstappen into the primary chicane, Hamilton was swamped by the McLarens of Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris and the AlphaTauri of Pierre Gasly.
Nevertheless, as he went by the primary chicane, Gasly clipped the rear of Ricciardo’s automotive. Quickly after the Frenchman’s entrance wing collapsed and he went off into the gravel lure and the obstacles.
The security automotive was deployed however the monitor quickly went inexperienced once more. Bottas managed the re-start properly to remain forward of Verstappen, the 2 McLarenas, Hamilton and the dual Ferrari automobiles of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
With 10 laps to go Bottas had carved out a two-second hole to Verstappen however the Dutchman was wanting snug in second, with Ricciardo virtually 4 seconds behind. Hamilton, in the meantime, was struggling to make his well past Norris and because the laps counted down he appeared destined for P5.
Additional again, Sergio Perez within the second Crimson Bull was pressuring Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll for P9. He attacked on the first chicane, going across the outdoors of the Aston however Stroll defended properly and Perez was pressured to chop the nook as he handed the Canadian. The Crimson Bull handed again the place, however not for lengthy.
At the beginning of lap 10 he attacked once more into the primary chicane and this time he made no mistake in claiming P9. His subsequent goal was Antonio Giovinazzi, three seconds up the highway.
Earlier than that although there was trigger for concern because the Mexican’s preliminary transfer and ceding again on P9 have been put beneath investigation by the stewards who have been involved he could have acquired a long-lasting benefit. They ultimately dominated that no additional motion was crucial.
Perez acquired to inside DRS vary of the Italian however with the laps quickly counting down he ran out of time to impress the Alfa Romeo driver right into a mistake and Checo crossed the road in ninth place.
Forward Bottas claimed the win and pole place with Verstappen second. Ricciardo took third forward of Norris in fourth and Hamilton was left with fifth place. Leclerc took sixth forward of Sainz with Giovinazzi eighth forward of Perez and Stroll.
2021 FIA Formulation 1 Italian Grand Prix – Dash Qualifying
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
2 Max Verstappen Crimson Bull Racing 2.325
3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 14.534
4 Lando Norris McLaren 18.835
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 20.011
6 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 23.442
7 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 27.952
8 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 31.089
9 Sergio Perez Crimson Bull Racing 31.680
10 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 38.671
11 Fernando Alonso Alpine 39.795
12 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 41.177
13 Esteban Ocon Alpine 43.373
14 Nicholas Latifi Williams 45.977
15 George Russell Williams 46.821
16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 49.977
17 Nikita Mazepin Haas 1:02.599
18 Robert Kubica Alfa Romeo 1:05.096
19 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:06.154
20 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri