Lewis Hamilton took his third straight pole position at Monza as Mercedes look way too strong to come under threat from any other team on the grid. Nico Rosberg had to settle for second, but more significantly he was half a second behind his teammate.
The Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen locked out the second row but were no match for the Silver Arrows team. They will be hoping they can challenge the duo in the race, but it is unlikely especially since the Mercedes cars will be starting on the more durable soft compound tyres, while the rest of the top 10 will start on the super-soft compound and will have to stop earlier.
The Maranello team have been starting better than their rivals, and will have to beat both or at least one of the Mercedes cars at the start to have a chance of battling for anything other than the third place at best. Valtteri Bottas beat the Red Bull cars to qualify fifth and will start alongside Daniel Ricciardo on the third row of the grid.
The battle for the second and fourth places in the constructors championship will resume with Ferrari and Williams having the advantage over their rivals Red Bull and Force India respectively.
Where to watch live
The race starts at 1pm BSTwith Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live TV coverage. Real-time Internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.
Top 10 results of qualifying session from the Monza, Italy:
|6||DANIEL RICCIARDO||RED BULL RACING||1:22.389|
|7||MAX VERSTAPPEN||RED BULL RACING||1:22.411|
|8||SERGIO PEREZ||FORCE INDIA||1:22.814|
|9||NICO HULKENBERG||FORCE INDIA||1:22.836|