MUST-SEE: Drivers react to Monza qualifying drama as Hulkenberg, Sainz and Stroll reprimanded
F1 fans watched on in disbelief as seven of the remaining nine drivers in the Q3 segment of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix failed to make it across the finish line in time to attempt their final qualifying runs.
That handed Charles Leclerc his fourth pole position of the season, and his second in a row, much to the delight of the Ferrari-adoring crowd at Monza.
Meanwhile, Nico Hulkenberg, Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz were all later handed down reprimands from the stewards for driving too slowly – each of the three drivers’ first reprimands of the season – with the stewards saying in each of their cases: “The Stewards believe that the driver… played a significant role in the banking up of cars at a critical stage of the final out lap for Q3. The Stewards strongly recommend that the FIA expedite a solution to this type of situation.”
Watch how the drivers reacted to the Monza qualifying chaos in the video above.