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2013-09-07 15:11

TIME FOR A TIME-OUT: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel makes a pit-stop during practice ahead of the 2013 Italian F1 GP at Monza. Image: AFP


MONZA, Italy - Hot and clear at Monza for qualifying for the 2013 Italian F1 GP at Monza - and the shock of the day was Hamilton out on Q2.

Taking pole for Sunday's race will be Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel with a time of 1min23.755, followed by team mate Mark Webber on 1min23.968 and another shock of the day, Nico Hulkenberg in third with 1min24.065.

The rest of the top 10 will be made up, in order, by Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Perez, Jenson Button and Jean-Eric Vergne.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, Vettel's closest title rival, qualified a disappointing fifth and behind Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa and hoping-for-a fifth-pole-in- a-row Lewis Hamilton will start 12th for Mercedes. He won the race in 2012.

Final qualifying places for the 2013 Italian F1 GP at Monza

1 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1min23.755
2 Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 1min23.968
3 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Sauber 1min24.065
4 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1min24.132
5 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1min24.142
6 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min24.192
7 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso 1min24.209
8 Sergio Perez (Mexico) McLaren 1min24.502
9 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min24.515
10 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso 1min28.050

11 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus 1min24.610
12 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1min24.803
13 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 1min24.848
14 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India 1min24.932
15 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams 1min25.011
16 Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 1min25.077

17 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber 1min25.226
18 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 1min25.291
19 Giedo van der Garde (Netherlands) Caterham 1min26.406
20 Charles Pic (France) Caterham 1min26.563
21 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia 1min27.085
22 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia 1min27.480

1-10min Third and final qualifying session
11-16min Second qualifying session
17-22min First qualifying session

Earlier practice session reports below.

Stay with Wheels24 for the 2013 Italian F1 GP weekend.

First practice
Second practice
Third practice


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