Lewis Hamilton notched up his 56th pole position at the historic Autodromo Nazionale Monza as Mercedes dominated the field around the temple of speed.

Winners 

The ultimate winner was Lewis Hamilton who got pole position, making it his 5th around Monza and equalling the greats of Senna and Fangio.

Both the Ferraris managed to steal spots on the front row in front of their home fans and ahead of their immediate rivals; Red Bull Racing.

Manor’s Pascal Wehrlein got into Q2 for the third time this season with a stunning performance and split both the McLarens. He will be starting P13 as Haas’ Romain Grosjean will be serving a 5 place grid penalty.

Speaking of Haas, they made it into Q3 for the first time with Esteban Gutierrez for whom it has been a long string of P11’s in qualifying and races.

Force India have had a very tough and difficult weekend with both drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg not feeling comfortable in the car. In qualifying however they both qualified in the top 10.

Losers

Esteban Ocon left the session early due to the same problem he suffered on Friday. Big shame since he hasn’t had a smooth qualifying in his two-race career so far.

The Red Bulls didn’t have their strongest of qualifying sessions and will be starting on the 3rd and 4th rows of the grid, hoping to capitalise in the race.

Unfortunately, in Q1 Kevin Magnussen made a mistake at Ascari which left him starting on the back row. It’s a shame for Renault as both of their drivers will be starting near the back of the grid.

Toro Rosso didn’t have the best qualifying as Daniil Kvyat failed to get out of Q1, voicing his frustrations While Carlos Sainz qualified at the bottom of the Q2 pack.

Image via Mercedes AMG F1 Petronas

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