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Michael Emons

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    And that is the end of today's live page. Hope to see you all back here at 12:30 BST on Sunday for the race.

    Thanks as always for your company and hopefully we meet again tomorrow. Have a good evening and bye for now.

  2. Raikkonen takes pole with fastest F1 lap - read the report

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer at Monza

    Kimi Raikkonen celebrates Italian GP pole position

    Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest lap in Formula 1 history as he stole pole position from the title contenders at the Italian Grand Prix. The veteran Finn triumphed in a thrilling fight with team-mate Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, taking pole with the last lap of the session.

    Hamilton was fastest after the first runs and improved on his second lap, but Vettel beat him before Raikkonen pipped both. Raikkonen's lap of one minute 19.119 seconds meant he averaged 163.8mph. The previous record - 1:19.525 - was set by Juan Pablo Montoya in a Williams in 2004.

    Vettel was not happy, saying "we speak after" as his engineer told him the result. The German declined to elaborate when asked to say what he meant.

    In one of the most exciting qualifying sessions for some time, Hamilton fought to overcome what appears to be a slight Ferrari pace advantage and appeared at one stage to have done it.

  3. Predict the podium...

    You've seen qualifying and now there's still time to predict the podium for tomorrow's Italian Grand Prix.

    Play along here...

  4. 'We didn't expect that'

    Only once this season have Williams finished in the points - with Lance Stroll's eighth place at Azerbaijan back in race four, but at least they have someone starting in the top 10 tomorrow.

    Lance Stroll, who begins in 10th, tells Sky Sports: "It was all pretty straightforward today, we didn't expect that, we expected a much more challenging situation but the car felt good, we managed to get a good tow throughout qualifying and that helped us.

    "It was one of those days when it all clicked. We've had a tough run when you look at the results and in the cockpit it has not been too pleasant but I'm happy for us as a team, we deserved this result, I felt good in the car and hooked it up. We put in a lot of hours, we look for every tenth a result like this just makes everything worth it."

    Lance Stroll
  5. Qualifying times

    A great sight for Ferrari fans. Maybe not a great sight for Sebastian Vettel, although a lot of you conspiracy theorists on #bbcf1 expect Raikkonen to get the call early on tomorrow to let Vettel go into the lead and drive off into the distance. Let's hope not. Let's hope we can have a proper race.

  6. Montoya's mark falls after 14 years

    Juan Pablo Montoya had set the previous fastest F1 lap driving a Williams at Monza in 2004, going round in 1:19.525 seconds at an average speed of 162.950mph - Raikkonen's pole lap today was at an average of 163.785 mph.

    Jaun Pablo Montoya
  7. 'Slower cars ruin it for us'

    Fernando Alonso and Kevin Magnussen are currently speaking to the stewards after going wheel-to-wheel in Q2, which messed up best of their hopes of advancing.

    Magnussen, who starts 11th, is not too impressed and told Sky Sports: "He overtook me into turn one and ruined both of our laps. We could have been seventh, best of the rest, so that is pretty annoying.

    "The stewards can do something, but I don't know what they are going to do. It's not great for me, that's for sure. We are very fast and should easily be in Q3 but then slower cars ruin it for us, not great. I have a good car, I think we can go forward."

  8. 'Get in'

    Romain Grosjean
  9. 'We lost performance'

    Valtteri Bottas will start fourth but was five tenths behind Raikkonen and three tenths behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton today. Bottas tells Sky Sports: "Today has been difficult, we tried some set up changes for FP3 it was better in the corners but on the breaking we lost performance and was easy to lock up."

    Valtteri Bottas
  10. 'Best we can do'

    Max Verstappen is fifth, but well behind the front four. He tells Sky Sports: "I'm not happy but that is the best we could do. We didn't have a tow, when the others were all towing each other. They (Ferrari and Mercedes) are going to be too quick but we will try to do our own race."

    Max Verstappen
  11. 'Incredibly close'

    Lewis Hamilton, who starts third, is booed by the crowd at Monza and says: "They (Ferrari) did a solid job today.

    "We gave it everything we could - it's obviously incredibly close between us but they've had the upper-hand this weekend. Everyone in the team is working as hard as they can to make the difference.

    "It's incredible close which is great for the sport and great to see so many fans here."

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  12. 'Not entirely happy'

    Sebastian Vettel, who will start tomorrow second, says: "It is unbelievable to see the amount of support around the track.

    "It's a good result for the team, I'm not entirely happy with my second run. I think my lap was not very good, we can have a look but for now it is great to have both cars on the front row."

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  13. Get Involved #bbcf1

    ChrisH: That radio reaction to Kimi getting pole is exactly why Vettel is almost universally despised. He doesn't think of teammates as competitors, they are employees in his pursuit of titles. He's clearly livid a subordinate is ahead on the grid. He's not a racer.

    Niamh Lewis‏: YES KIMI!!!! So happy for him. Please win just one race this year.

    Vitor Santos: POLE POSITION FOR KIMI RAIKKONEN! Fastest lap in #F1 history Monza track record. The ice-man cometh...

  14. Showing these young guys how to do it...

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    Raikkonen is 38 years old and won 20 times, but not had a victory since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix more than five years ago.

  15. Get Involved #bbcf1

    Rachel T‏: Really pleased for Kimi - Ferrari have humiliated him at times. Lovely that it has happened at Monza.

    Jeremiah Kariuki‏: Vettel sounded not so happy with that response over the radio "we will discuss after"! He should be happy it is Kimi and not Hamilton on Pole.

    Tracey Pankhurst: Glad I managed to get home to hear Q3 on @bbcf1! What an ending to qualifying that was!

  16. The top 10

    1. Raikkonen
    2. Vettel
    3. Hamilton
    4. Bottas
    5. Verstappen
    6. Grosjean
    7. Sainz
    8. Ocon
    9. Gasly
    10. Stroll
    Kimi Raikkonen