The question of who will start from what position in the Italian Grand Prix has puzzled even the Formula 1 teams. Quite a few teams simply failed to mention definitive positions on the starting grid at the Monza circuit, simply because almost half the drivers ended up with penalties. Yuki Tsunoda, Lewis HamiltonCarlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Valtteri Bottas, Kevin Magnussen, Max Verstappen, Esteban Ocon and Mick Schumacher have changed components in their drive systems. Some of the competitors also changed gearboxes. According to the preliminary grid of the FIA, Verstappen will be seventh on the starting grid, Nick de Vries, who debuted in F1 today, is eighth.
Tsunoda set a record of sorts
In addition to the changes to the unit, he received 10 places back due to an accumulation of warnings during the season – 5 in number. He lost 3 more positions because he did not avoid yellow flags in Friday practice.
Alpha Tauri boss Franz Tost was seriously annoyed by the latest sanction.
“In the car, Yuki does a really good job. He just needs to start controlling his emotions and be more disciplined. It’s not smart to just ignore yellow flags. I understand that in a race and sometimes in qualifying it is difficult, but in free practice you have to react correctly, that is, to reduce,” said Tost.
After Red Bull asked in public where their drivers start from, Pierre Gasly did the same
The preliminary grid places him in fifth position. Drivers with penalties start from 13th place, which is occupied by Perez. Followed by Ocon, Bottas, Magnussen, Schumacher and Sainz. Hamilton and Tsunoda are on the back row.
Can someone tell me in which position I will start tomorrow’s race?
— PIERRE GASLY 🇫🇷 (@PierreGASLY) September 10, 2022
Charles Leclerc will start from pole position at the Italian Grand Prix. Next to him on the front row will be George Russell, and on the second will be the McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo.
The final starting grid is announced by the FIA about an hour before the start of the race.