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SportMadness at Monza! Charles Leclerc takes pole position for Italian Grand Prix from Lewis Hamilton... but final runs turn into shambles as most drivers miss out on setting another lap

17:55  07 september  2019
17:55  07 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Hamilton crashes, Ferrari still dominant

Hamilton crashes, Ferrari still dominant Lewis Hamilton hit the barriers during Practice Three at the Belgian GP, while Ferrari continued to dominate the timesheet.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will start Sunday’s F1 Italian Grand Prix on pole , with Lewis Hamilton second at Monza after missing out on a final flying lap .

Leclerc became the second-youngest driver to qualify on pole position in Formula One during his first Ferrari season in Bahrain. In 2014 following a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix Charles lost his lifelong friend and godfather Jules Bianchi. In 2014, Leclerc graduated to single-seaters, racing in the

Madness at Monza! Charles Leclerc takes pole position for Italian Grand Prix from Lewis Hamilton... but final runs turn into shambles as most drivers miss out on setting another lap © Reuters REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Charles Leclerc turned himself into an instant Ferrari favourite by taking a farcical pole position in front of the partisans at the Italian Grand Prix.

The 21-year-old, buoyed by victory only a week ago in Belgium, outgunned his team-mate Sebastian Vettel, the German who is paid £36million to bring the bacon home. The guard is changing.

To loud cheers from the packed old stand on the start-finish straight bedecked in red flags and banners, Leclerc took the honours 0.039sec ahead Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in second. Valtteri Bottas was third quickest, with Vettel 0.150sec short of Leclerc’s time.

Dominant Leclerc on pole in Spa as Ferrari claim qualifying one-two

Dominant Leclerc on pole in Spa as Ferrari claim qualifying one-two Sebastian Vettel edged out Lewis Hamilton for second place on the grid in Spa, where pole-sitter Charles Leclerc was dominant.

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> 2018 Italian Grand Prix highlights from Qualifying. That’s what it took to snatch pole position for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix and it was Kimi Raikkonen, rather than his more decorated Vettel looked quick on his final run and sneaked into provisional pole position , but Raikkonen was flying.

Madness at Monza! Charles Leclerc takes pole position for Italian Grand Prix from Lewis Hamilton... but final runs turn into shambles as most drivers miss out on setting another lap © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

It was Leclerc’s third pole of the season. But what a mess he capitalised on – he was one of only two drivers to make it through the line before the chequered flag was waved as he field went out for their final flying laps.

By then the Monegasque had already set the fastest lap, and Carlos Sainz of McLaren, the other competitor still going, could not beat him.

The fast Monza track – the Temple of Speed – is ideally suited to the home team’s car and they will be confident of partly compensating for a dismal season of evaporated hopes by taking their first victory here for nine years.

Hamilton: Ferrari were just too fast

Hamilton: Ferrari were just too fast Lewis Hamilton admitted Ferrari were just too quick for Mercedes after he was unable to catch Charles Leclerc at Spa.

Nine F1 drivers are under investigation after a farcical final lap of Italian Grand Prix qualifying. Lewis Hamilton is one of nine F1 drivers under investigation after a farcical final lap of Italian But time ran out before the majority of stars reached the start line and only Carlos Sainz was able to

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Madness at Monza! Charles Leclerc takes pole position for Italian Grand Prix from Lewis Hamilton... but final runs turn into shambles as most drivers miss out on setting another lap © Reuters REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

It is too little, too late for the championship fight – Hamilton is well clear in that and does not remotely need to win on Sunday to maintain an advantage that will surely see him take his sixth title long before the season ends in Abu Dhabi at the start of December.

Hamilton’s closest rival, Max Verstappen, will start at the back of the grid after having engine changes. The Dutchman is already 87 points adrift and was ailing again in qualifying as he tried unavailingly to set one fast lap. He lost power and had to abort his trip.

Above him at the foot of the timing sheets were the two Williams cars again, with British rookie George Russell once more getting the better of his team-mate Robert Kubica. But there is little to cheer back in their garage.

Madness at Monza! Charles Leclerc takes pole position for Italian Grand Prix from Lewis Hamilton... but final runs turn into shambles as most drivers miss out on setting another lap © Getty (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Lando Norris, the other English new boy, qualified 14th for McLaren but an engine penalty means he will start from the naughty step with Verstappen.

Kimi Raikkonen crashes in first practice ahead of the Italian Grand Prix as wet weather hits Monza circuit

Kimi Raikkonen crashes in first practice ahead of the Italian Grand Prix as wet weather hits Monza circuit Kimi Raikkonen crashes in first practice ahead of the Italian Grand Prix as wet weather hits Monza circuit

Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix to cut Nico Rosberg’s F1 world championship overall It was also a fair result in as much as Hamilton had been about a quarter of a second a lap faster His 28th win took him ahead of Sir Jackie Stewart as Britain’s second most successful driver after Nigel

Lewis Hamilton swept to pole position for the Italian Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday in an all-McLaren front row with team mate Jenson Button lining up alongside him. For the first time since 1969, Sunday's race will have no Italian drivers in it - although the grim economic climate was a

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari’s last champion back in 2007, pranged his Alfa Romeo at the Parabolica but climbed out unscathed. The session was suspended for 11 minutes. By then, Leclerc had already delivered the decisive lap.

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Madness at Monza! Charles Leclerc takes pole position for Italian Grand Prix from Lewis Hamilton... but final runs turn into shambles as most drivers miss out on setting another lap


Lewis Hamilton "down for hard racing" ahead of Singapore Grand Prix .
Lewis Hamilton has warned he is "down for hard racing" following an incident with Charles Leclerc in Monza two weeks ago. Leclerc almost collided with Hamilton as the current world champion tried to overtake and Hamilton has said he is ready to battle for victory in Singapore. The Brit explained: “I look forward. There’s nothing I can do about the past. I’m down for hard racing.” Ferrari driver Leclerc received a warning for the incident at the Italian Grand Prix and, following the conclusion of the race, Hamilton admitted he would be willing to change his style of driving as long as there are clear rules and punishments.

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