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Italian Grand Prix 2021

Starting Grid: F1 2021 Italian Grand Prix

Here is the provisional starting grid, including confirmed penalties, for the F1 2021 Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Verstappen Sprint Monza
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Here is the provisional starting grid for Sunday's F1 Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, just north of Milan in northern Italy.

Despite finishing second in Saturday's Sprint Qualifying race, Red Bull's Max Verstappen will start from pole position for Sunday's Grand Prix as Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas is set to drop to the back of the grid after an engine change penalty.

With Verstappen's title rival Lewis Hamilton not enjoying the Sprint Qualifying event, as he finished fifth on track, the reigning World Champion lines up fourth on the grid – the two title protagonists separated by two unusual interlopers in the form of the McLarens.

Daniel Ricciardo has burst back to the sharp end of the grid this weekend, with the Australian set to line up on the front row alongside Verstappen and ahead of teammate Lando Norris.

The two Ferraris are to line up in fifth and sixth place, as the Scuderia target a strong race at home in front of the tifosi.

AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly will be starting from the pit lane as his team have had to make extensive repairs to his car after he crashed out of the Sprint Qualifying race, when his front wing detached following contact with Ricciardo at Turn 1.

Gasly tweeted to say he'll be starting from the pits, and the FIA have since confirmed that he's taken a new power unit and gearbox.

This starting grid is provisional and will be updated as required as information is confirmed by the FIA.

Provisional Starting Grid: 2021 F1 Italian GP

Position Driver Team
1. Verstappen Red Bull
2. Ricciardo McLaren
3. Norris McLaren
4. Hamilton Mercedes
5. Leclerc Ferrari
6. Sainz Ferrari
7. Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo
8. Perez Red Bull
9. Stroll Aston Martin
10. Alonso Alpine
11. Vettel Aston Martin
12. Ocon Alpine
13. Latifi Williams
14. Russell Williams
15. Tsunoda AlphaTauri
16. Mazepin Haas
17. Kubica Alfa Romeo
18. Schumacher Haas
19. (Engine change penalty) Bottas * Mercedes
20. (Pit lane start) Gasly AlphaTauri

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