Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel dished out one of the performances of the year in Q3 at Monza to ensure a front row lockout for Ferrari.
Hamilton was pushing his car to the limit and had forced the Ferrari duo to come up with something extra special during qualifying; something that Vettel and Kimi responded to in a massive way.
Leading the two Ferrari’s until the last lap of Q3, it seemed as if Hamilton would run away with yet another pole at Monza. However, the Ferrari boys put their foot on the peddle and somehow found that little bit of extra performance in the final sector of Q3 to edge Hamilton out.
Vettel was the first out of the two to cross the chequered flag and he had marginally out paced Hamilton. But Vettel’s tow helped Raikkonen get that little bit of extra pace, which ultimately helped him secure pole .
The crowd at Monza went ballistic when Q3 had ended, as along with securing pole, Kimi had also produced the fastest F1 lap in the history of the sport(in terms of average speed i.e.).
With Vettel fighting Hamilton in the race for the world title, Vettel was obviously quizzed about if Ferrari would dish out team orders tomorrow.
Vettel however, confirmed that Ferrari won’t have team orders tomorrow as both Kimi and Vettel want to win the race.
“If he’s starting from pole, I guess he’s allowed to win. It’s a long race. He wants to win, I want to win, hopefully one of us will” Vettel said.
Vettel asked if Kimi is going to be allowed to win tomorrow: “If he’s starting from pole, I guess he’s allowed to win. It’s a long race. He wants to win, I want to win, hopefully one of us will” #F1 #ItalianGP
— Luke Smith (@LukeSmithF1) September 1, 2018
Do you think team orders should be issued by Ferrari, so as to help Vettel close in on that gap that he has with Hamilton?