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F1 Digest - Italy Qualifying // An unpredictable Saturday at Monza provides a surprise polesitter

Published by Christine

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The wet weather continued into Day 2 at Monza, so that Free Practice 3 was a washout, but Qualifying was something to behold. Fisichella and Vettel both making history on the same day.

Free Practice 3

It certainly wasn't an easy start to the day, with only time for limited wet weather running before the rain really kicked in. A few brave drivers attempted some laps towards the end of the session, but it wasn't the most action packed session we've seen.

Qualifying

You couldn't make predictions for qualifying at all today. You wouldn't have guessed that Hamilton and Räikkönen would be stuck in Q2, you wouldn't have thought Fisichella would be the one getting out of Q1, and our pole-sitter Vettel? What were the odds?

Conclusions

Although there is a lot of disappointment in the paddock today, I think most drivers are fully aware of what a lottery the session really was. It was all about strategy, timing and tyres, and in the end, Toro Rosso made the most of it, while Ferrari and Hamilton seemed to have the wrong idea.