In case you are studying this then you definitely most likely know: Max Verstappen is on the cusp of System 1 historical past.
Having gained 9 straight races, yet one more victory would put his title within the historical past books. Verstappen presently sits stage with Sebastian Vettel’s mark of 9 straight wins, set again in 2013. With a win within the Italian Grand Prix, Verstappen will set a brand new F1 normal.
Nevertheless it is not going to be simple given what we noticed on Saturday. As a substitute of Verstappen on pole, it is going to be Carlos Sainz Jr., the Ferrari driver having thrilled the house crowd with an incredible effort in qualifying. Proper behind him might be teammate Charles Leclerc, giving Ferrari an opportunity to place collectively a two-car chain to rocket to the entrance.
As for Verstappen, he’ll come off the road second, however with teammate Sergio Pérez beginning fifth, he is not going to have many pleasant faces to assist him at first of the race.
George Russell will begin fourth, with Alexander Albon lurking in sixth with a particularly quick FW45 at his disposal.
We can have you coated all morning lengthy with evaluation and extra, so test again early and sometimes! Lights exit at 9:00 a.m. Jap for what must be an exciting race.
And maybe a historic one.