Sebastian Vettel will be the highest-starting Renault-engined driver for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix.
The German put his RB8 into sixth position, but will start fifth after a penalty is applied to Paul di Resta, who qualified in fourth. Lotus F1 Team’s Kimi Raikkonen set the eighth quickest time but will start from seventh. Lewis Hamilton ultimately took pole position ahead of Jenson Button and Felipe Massa.
Vettel’s team-mate Mark Webber was unfortunately eliminated in Q2, missing the cut for Q1 by 0.067secs to qualify in 11th. Also out in Q2 were the two Williams. Pastor Maldonado qualified in 12th but will start from 22nd after his penalty from Spa is applied, while Bruno Senna set the 14th quickest time but moves up one spot for the grid tomorrow.
Caterham F1 Team qualified in 18th and 19th with Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov.