Final Italian Grand Prix grid

Final Italian Grand Prix grid

Formula 1

Final Italian Grand Prix grid


Adrian Sutil’s penalty for blocking Lewis Hamilton is the only pre-race change to the Italian Grand Prix grid.

The Force India driver had qualified 14th, but was adjudged to have impeded Hamilton’s Mercedes at the Parabolica late in Q2.

A three-place penalty drops Sutil to 17th and gives an extra spot each to Pastor Maldonado, Paul di Resta and Esteban Gutierrez.

Hamilton will start only 12th, due to factors including Sutil, self-confessed poor driving and floor damage, with fellow title long-shot Kimi Raikkonen just one place ahead.

Sebastian Vettel took another pole, leading team-mate Mark Webber in a Red Bull one-two, ahead of qualifying sensation Nico Hulkenberg and the two Ferraris.

Pos  Driver               Team/Car 1.  Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull-Renault 2.  Mark Webber          Red Bull-Renault 3.  Nico Hulkenberg      Sauber-Ferrari 4.  Felipe Massa         Ferrari 5.  Fernando Alonso      Ferrari 6.  Nico Rosberg         Mercedes 7.  Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso-Ferrari 8.  Sergio Perez         McLaren-Mercedes 9.  Jenson Button        McLaren-Mercedes10.  Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso-Ferrari11.  Kimi Raikkonen       Lotus-Renault12.  Lewis Hamilton       Mercedes13.  Romain Grosjean      Lotus-Renault14.  Pastor Maldonado     Williams-Renault15.  Paul di Resta        Force India-Mercedes16.  Esteban Gutierrez    Sauber-Ferrari17.  Adrian Sutil         Force India-Mercedes18.  Valtteri Bottas      Williams-Renault19.  Giedo van der Garde  Caterham-Renault20.  Charles Pic          Caterham-Renault21.  Jules Bianchi        Marussia-Cosworth22.  Max Chilton          Marussia-Cosworth