Valtteri Bottas has taken pole position away from Lewis Hamilton for the sprint race in Monza.

Why it matters: The Briton will thus start in P2, but still congratulated his teammate on the fastest lap.


  • Hamilton is nevertheless happy with second place, knowing how important every point is in the championship.
  • He also said, that he couldn’t match the pace of his teammate.

What they had to say:

“Firstly, congratulations to Valtteri. He did a mega lap. It was looking pretty good on my side up until then and he went quicker, I couldn’t match it.”

“As we’ve seen a championship can be lost, by one point. There has been a lot of points lost on both sides. These Sprint races can help close that gap.”

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