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Italian Grand Prix 2021

Starting Grid: F1 2021 Italian GP Sprint Qualifying

Here is the final starting grid for the F1 2021 Italian Grand Prix Sprint Qualifying at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza.

Bottas Monza
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The starting grid is set for Saturday's F1 Italian Grand Prix Sprint Qualifying race at Monza.

Valtteri Bottas leads the way after posting the fastest time in Friday qualifying, with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton joining him on the front row.

Max Verstappen tucks in just behind them in the lead Red Bull car as he looks to maintain his three-point advantage in the Drivers' standings, while the McLaren duo of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo round out the top five.

Although Mercedes opted to change Bottas' power unit before Friday's qualifying session, his penalty will only be applied for Sunday's Grand Prix, when he'll start from the back of the grid.

Home fans will have their eyes focused on the Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, who start seventh and eighth behind AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly, who won last year's Grand Prix.

Sergio Perez and Antonio Giovinazzi complete the top 10.

Provisional Starting Grid: F1 Italian GP 2021 Sprint Qualifying

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

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F1 2021 Italian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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