After the second leg of the ongoing triple-header ends at the Dutch GP, the F1 fraternity moved towards the fastest circuits in F1 at Monza a.k.a. Temple of Speed.
So, let's take a look at the highlights that emerged from the qualifying of Italian GP.
During the 2009 Italian GP, the reigning champion Lewis Hamilton was running strong at P3 before crashing into the barriers on the last lap at the second Lesmo corner as he attempted to catch Jenson Button.
During the FP2 at the 2018 Italian GP, Marcus Ericsson’s Sauber hit a wall and rolled three times after it appeared his DRS failed to close under braking. Luckily, Ericsson walked away relatively unscathed after losing control of his car at 220 mph.
Hakkinen, who was in full control of the race before making a gear-changing mistake on lap 30. The Finn selected first gear instead of second and as a result; he spun off at the Rettifilo corner. In a rare show of emotion, Mika burst into tears at the side of the track.
Toro Rosso’s Sebastian Vettel won the 2008 Italian GP from the pole position. This victory made the German the youngest driver to win a Formula One race, at 21 years 73 days. However, Vettel’s record was broken by Verstappen, aged 18 at the 2016 Spanish GP.
At the 1995 Italian GP, Williams' driver David Coulthard secured the pole position. However, during the formation lap, Pole-sitter Coulthard spun off while exiting the Ascari chicane and retired in the pit lane.