For the Ferrari team’s home race at Monza, Charles Leclerc won the pole position, with the complete qualifying results likely to drastically alter the outcome.
When the qualifying results are confirmed, a number of grid drops will go into effect, causing a substantial grid shuffle.
Most drivers took more new components than they were allotted, and Yuki Tsunoda already received a 10-place penalty for receiving his fifth caution of the season in Zandvoort.
Following drivers received penalties
- 5 Place: Esteban Ocon, Max Verstappen
- 10 places: Sergio Perez
- 15 places: Valtteri Bottas, Kevin Magnussen, Mick Schumacher
- Back of the grid: Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz, Yuki Tsunoda
However, the on-track action was the major worry on Saturday, and Nyck de Vries was rushed in to drive for Williams at short notice to make his Formula 1 debut. Alex Albon had previously reported that he has appendicitis and will miss the action at Monza.
Due to Nicholas Latifi’s heavy lock-up at Turn 1 on his final lap, De Vries was able to advance to Q2 and outqualify his teammate.
Kevin Magnussen was eliminated from the second session due to a deleted lap time, along with his Haas teammate Mick Schumacher and both Aston Martin drivers.
With the exception of Tsunoda, who was driving an AlphaTauri, all of the 15 remaining drivers competed in Q2 despite facing a back-of-the-grid penalty.
De Vries lost P13 as his rear axle at Variante Delle Roggia locked up entering the chicane. Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu of Alfa Romeo and Esteban Ocon of Alpine did not qualify either.
With grid penalties hanging over the majority of the drivers competing in the last phase of qualifying, there was still a lot up for grabs moving into Q3.
Leclerc, though, took the pole position in Ferrari’s home race with a spectacular lap that had the Tifosi in raptures and did not require penalties to help him.
The Mercedes driven by George Russell will be elevated and line up alongside Charles Leclerc on the front row after Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton also received penalties. Max Verstappen finished second but will drop five positions, Carlos Sainz was third fastest but will drop to the rear.
Results source: Formula1.com
2022 Italian GP Qualifying Q3 results:
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:20.161
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull + 0.145
3 Carlos Sainz Ferrari + 0.268
4 Sergio Perez Red Bull + 1.045
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes + 1.363
6 George Russell Mercedes + 1.381
7 Lando Norris McLaren + 1.423
8 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren + 1.764
9 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri + 2.487
10 Fernando Alonso Alpine NO TIME SET
2022 Italian GP Qualifying Q2 results:
1 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:20.878
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari + 0.330
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull + 0.387
4 Sergio Perez Red Bull + 0.480
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes + 0.830
6 George Russell Mercedes + 0.869
7 Lando Norris McLaren + 0.953
8 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren + 0.977
9 Fernando Alonso Alpine + 0.983
10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri + 1.184
11 Esteban Ocon Alpine +1.252
12 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Racing + 1.357
13 Nyck de Vries Williams + 1.593
14 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo Racing + 1.699
15 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri NO TIME SET
2022 Italian GP Qualifying Q1 results:
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:20.922
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari + 0.358
3 Carlos Sainz Ferrari + 0.426
4 Sergio Perez Red Bull + 0.573
5 George Russell Mercedes + 0.863
6 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo Racing + 1.081
7 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri + 1.088
8 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri + 1.098
9 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes + 1.126
10 Fernando Alonso Alpine + 1.167
11 Lando Norris McLaren + 1.208
12 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren + 1.217
13 Esteban Ocon Alpine + 1.244
14 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Racing + 1.332
15 Nyck de Vries Williams + 1.645
16 Nicholas Latifi Williams + 1.665
17 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin + 1.714
18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin + 1.826
19 Kevin Magnussen Haas + 1.986
20 Mick Schumacher Haas + 2.083