author of pole position, Carlos Sainz makes Monza roar with pleasure

By Le Figaro with AFP

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At the wheel of his Ferrari, the Spaniard managed to get ahead of Max Verstappen’s Red Bull during qualifying.

Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) will start from pole position in the Italian Grand Prix in Formula 1 on Sunday at Monza, ahead of championship leader Max Verstappen (Red Bull), second in qualifying on Saturday.

I’ve had goosebumps since crossing the finish line (…), seeing (the crowd), it’s amazing, it’s the best feeling you can have in as a pilot“savored Sainz, who won with only 13 thousandths of a second ahead of Verstappen the 4th pole of his career.

Thanks to his performance signed in front of a red tide all committed to the Ferrari cause, Sainz – 5th in the championship – gave the Scuderia its third pole of the season. The other Ferrari of Monegasque Charles Leclerc will start third, ahead of the Briton George Russell (Mercedes), fourth.

In the “Temple of Speed” of Monza, the few clouds floating in the blue Lombard sky did not eclipse the hopes of the Tifosi to see their national team shine until the checkered flag on Sunday.

The drought has lasted too long for the taste of Italian supporters since Ferrari’s last victory at Monza dates back to 2019. Charles Leclerc then won ahead of Briton Lewis Hamilton.

But beware of the Verstappen lion. If he repeats at will not to think about it, the Dutchman has the opportunity in Italy to win his 10th victory in a row in F1, more than any other driver before him. “Tomorrow we will obviously try to win, normally we have a fast racing car“Reacted Verstappen.

The French from the Alpine team Pierre Gasly – winner at Monza in 2020 – and Esteban Ocon failed to qualify in the top 15. They will start respectively 17th and 18th in the GP, which will start at 3:00 p.m. (1300 GMT).

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