Pierre Gasly (AT01-04, Car 10)
Third Practice Session – Best lap: 1:20.936, pos. 12th, 14 laps
Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 1:20.145, (Q2) 1:19.909, (Q3) 1:20.177, pos. 10th  

Italian Grand Prix qualifying 2020 with Pierre Gasly by Scuderia AlphaTauri

I’m happy to make it to Q3 again. FP3 was a tricky session this morning, so we had to find a bit more pace for Quali. We looked pretty strong in both Q1 and Q2, and in the end my lap put me into P6. However, my first run on new tyres in Q3 wasn’t great, I struggled a lot with oversteer and I was sliding a lot. On my second run, my lap on used tyres was good, but just not good enough to be ahead of the other guys on new tyres. It’s only P10 today, but it’s very close and I still think we have a strong package to have a good race tomorrow.”

Daniil Kvyat (AT01-02, Car 26)
Third Practice Session – Best lap: 1:20.953, pos. 13th, 13 laps
Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 1:20.307, (Q2) 1:20.169, pos. 11th

Italian GP qualifying 2020 with Daniil Kvyat by Scuderia AlphaTauri

Today Quali became a game of slipstream, so you either got it right or you got it wrong. I was a bit unfortunate with Kevin as he just went off track in front of me, which caused me to lift a bit and I lost the slipstream. Still, starting from P11 gives us a good chance to fight for points and that’s what we’ll do. Everything’s there to play for.”

Italian Grand Prix qualifying 2020 with Daniil Kvyat by Scuderia AlphaTauri

Claudio Balestri (Chief Engineer – Vehicle Performance)

“After a very good Friday, this morning in FP3 we focused mainly on Quali preparation, as it’s especially important in Monza. We used two sets of Options and we showed quite a good performance, despite finishing the session only P12 and P13 on the timesheet.

“We went into Qualifying aiming to make it to Q3 with both cars. We know that in Monza it is extremely important to get a good slipstream and we tried to benefit in the best possible way. In the end, we finished in P10 and P11, which is a shame because we believe that today, on this track, we had enough performance to enter with both cars in the top ten. Now we move our attention to race preparation, trying to optimize our strategy and score some more points.”

SESSION RESULTS - FULL CLASSIFICATION

POSDRIVERTEAMTIME
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes0:1:18:887
2Valtteri BottasMercedes0:1:18:956
3Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren0:1:19:695
4Sergio PérezRacing Point0:1:19:720
5Max VerstappenRed Bull0:1:19:795
6Lando NorrisMcLaren0:1:19:820
7Daniel RicciardoRenault0:1:19:864
8Lance StrollRacing Point0:1:20:49
9Alexander AlbonRed Bull0:1:20:90
10Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri0:1:20:177
Q2
11Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri0:1:20:169
12Esteban OconRenault0:1:20:234
13Charles LeclercFerrari0:1:20:273
14Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo0:1:20:926
15Kevin MagnussenHaas0:1:21:573
Q3
16Romain GrosjeanHaas0:1:21:139
17Sebastian VettelFerrari0:1:21:151
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo0:1:21:206
19George RussellWilliams0:1:21:587
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0:1:21:717