Verstappen ‘not surprised’ by Ferrari pace

Max Verstappen says he is not shocked by Ferrari’s pace at the Italian Grand Prix, despite being beaten to a pole position by the Scuderia for the first time since Baku. Carlos Sainz secured his first pole of the season in a thrilling qualifying session at Monza, edging out Verstappen by 0.013s, with Charles Leclerc 0.067s off pole in third. That marks the first time Ferrari has been quicker than Red Bull in a qualifying session since Leclerc’s pole in Baku back in April, but Verstappen says he was expecting a challenge over one lap. “I’m not really surprised —…

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