Red Bull's 50th pole at Monza

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Sebastian Vettel’s 40th pole position.

Sebastian Vettel (Position: Pole Position - 3rd Practice – P1, 1:24.360): “We didn’t expect to be so strong here, with both cars on the front row.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing celebrates his pole position in parc ferme
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing celebrates his pole position in parc ferme

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It’s due to hard work from everyone in the team working long hours; we’ve had years where we’ve had a good car, but not a car that’s competitive in low down force trim, so in that regard we did our homework.

This circuit has been a bit up and down for us, but this year it’s surely been more up so far! The car feels great, but let’s see what we can do tomorrow; we don’t get any points from today.”

Mark Webber (Position: 2nd - 3rd Practice – P3, 1:24.677): “After yesterday we thought we could challenge for the front row, but you never know and as we saw in Belgium and today, the grid can sometimes get a bit mixed up. But overall we stayed strong and have to focus on ourselves.

The guys did a very good job; it’s not an easy track to pull everything together over one lap. The result is the maximum for the team and it was pretty much the maximum for me today; Seb has always been very strong here and he’s a tough nut to crack at this venue. I hope to have a strong race from there tomorrow.”

Christian Horner: “A fantastic team performance to get our 50th and Sebastian’s 40th pole position here in Monza. We’ve had a strong car all weekend, but it’s a track that hasn’t historically been our strongest, so it’s the best possible place to be starting tomorrow’s race from to try and convert today’s result in to a good points haul. The weather could be a factor tomorrow and there’s still a long way to go, but a really satisfying day today.”

Thierry Salvi (Renault): “We’ve looked strong all weekend, but you never take anything for granted here: delivering strong top-end power without compromising stability for the chicanes sees you making decisions on a knife-edge. We’ve worked to consolidate the inherent speed in the car and it seemed to continue to come our way today. Seb and Mark both did a great job to lock out the front row, which we can hopefully convert into the same result tomorrow.”

Red Bull Racing

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