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By Niamh Lewis

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  1. Goodbye

    Alex Peroni says he has a broken vertebra as a result of his airborne Formula 3 crash this morning. “Not sure the recovery time but hope to be back in the car as soon as possible” he wrote on Instagram.

    Elsewhere, the chaos of Q3 is still being investigated. Nico Hulkenberg is the first to be summoned to the stewards, and I suspect he won't be the only one.

    The Chequered Flag podcast is on it's way with Jack, Jolyon, and Claire recapping over what happened today, and if you haven't already you can listen and read the interview with Daniel Ricciardo as he reflects on the events of last weekend at Spa.

    We will be back from 12:30 BST tomorrow with race build-up.

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  2. Charles Leclerc takes bizarre Italian GP pole

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer at Monza

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    Ferrari's Charles Leclerc took pole position following a farcical end to qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix.

    All drivers except Leclerc and Carlos Sainz of McLaren failed to get around to start a final lap after waiting to catch a slipstream at high-speed Monza.

    The unlikely climax left Leclerc on pole with his first lap, beating Lewis Hamilton by 0.039 seconds.

    The other Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas was third, ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Renault's Daniel Ricciardo.

    It was Leclerc's second consecutive pole position in just seven days.

    The 21-year-old did not even have to complete a final lap after he became the only frontrunner to make it across the line in time at the end of the session.

    Read the report.

  3. Four and one for Charles Leclerc this year

    Four pole positions and one race win for the young Ferrari driver this year.

    Way ahead of his four-time world champion team-mate who has one pole to his name this year. However Ferrari still put the flag up outside the factory in Maranello (their procedure following a race win) after the Canada chaos.

  4. Lance Stroll starts P9

    Although his team-mate was out in Q1, it's still the first time he's beaten Sergio Perez in qualifying, and the first time he's got himself into Q3 this year.

    Don't forget he almost scored a podium in Germany when Racing Point took a risk by pitting him for slicks early and he ended up in the lead.

    He seems to benefit from chaos. Kudos!

    Lance Stroll finishes second in qualifying for Williams at Monza in the 2017 Italian Grand Prix
  5. Get Involved

    Paul: Give everyone in Q3 a 20-place penalty. They should have to start from the back for their collective screw up.

  6. Post update

    Even when everything is going wrong, Mercedes are still somewhere near the top.

    However, Max Verstappen said he is hoping for rain tomorrow.

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  7. How do team-mates compare after qualifying?

    It's difficult to get an accurate representation of times, but here's the numbers from qualifying regardless:

    • Ferrari: Qualified in P1 and P4, 0.150 sec apart
    • Mercedes: Qualified in P2 and P3, 0.008 sec apart
    • Renault: Qualified P5 and P6, 0.21 sec apart
    • Red Bull: P8 for Albon, problems for Verstappen meant he did not set a lap time in Q1
    • Toro Rosso: Gasly dropped from Q1, and Kvyat through to Q2, they start P13 and P15
    • McLaren: Problems for Lando meant he was dropped after Q1 (P14), while Sainz made it to Q3 and was one of two to actually set a final time to go P7.
    • Williams: Qualified P18 and P19 0.5 sec apart
    • Alfa Romeo: Raikkonen crashed out in Q3, Giovinazzi missed out on Q3 by 0.002 sec.
    • Haas: Split between Q1 and Q2, Magnussen starts P12 and Grosjean P16
    • Racing Point: Problems for Perez in Q1, but Stroll through to Q3, starts P9!
  8. Post update

    Tomorrow would be fantastic if the stewards decided to race in reverse grid order.

    Raikkonen, Verstappen, or Perez on pole?

  9. Raring to...doh!

    Alex Albon must have known he was not about to improve on his time as he sat at the back of a queue of rivals making a late burst out of the pits in what was a farcical end to qualifying.

    Only Sainz and Leclerc set a final lap time after the restart while everyone else clucked around for a slipstream.

    Alex Albon at the back of a queue leaving the pits at the end of Q3
  10. 'I'm sure it looks silly on TV'

    Alex Albon, starts P8. He says: "I'm sure it looks silly on TV and it feels silly in the car as well. We didn't even get to set a lap time.

    "Obviously the curve not being there [at Parabolica from the earlier crash] allows you to push track limits. The Renault that went straight on caused all the issues. It ends up as a complete cluster."

  11. Ferrari have 21 poles at an Italian Grand Prix

    They have been going longer than any other team, of course.

    Alfa Romeo have two from 1950 and 1951, Mercedes have six, and McLaren have 11.

  12. 'What just happened?'

    The puzzled faces of the Ferrari fans at Monza says it all - a mixture of celebration and confusion.

    "What just happened?"

    "No idea, but it doesn't matter, Charles Leclerc is on pole!"

    Ferrari fans at Monza
  13. Post update

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer at Monza

    The first of what may well be many stewards summons after that farcical end to qualifying, as Hulkenberg is called for "leaving the track without a justifiable reason" at the start of Q3.

  14. Oh, Kimi!

    Kimi Raikkonen says in true Kimi Raikkonen style about the farcical Q3: "I'm not interested. It didn't really affect me so I'm not interested."

  15. Get Involved

    Aaron: that was beyond a joke of Q3!

    Deanna Troi: Is it me, or do the FIA need to intervene to prevent drivers stacking up before the last lap of Q3 because no one wants to go first a lose out on a tow? Seems a bit dangerous to me, and it makes quali look farcical!

    Lee: Probably the most farcical qualifying at Monza since Alonso was half way down the straight and penalised for ‘blocking’ Massa

    F1 Chats: To be honest, this is just a part of trying to find fine margins that #F1 is all about. Yes it was a weird qualifying but it was just interesting in a different way. It doesn't need investigating and we certainly don't need penalties

  16. 'He he he'

    Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul cheekily chuckles to himself since it was his driver who went through the run-off area at the chicane to try and get another driver to get out front.

    Renault benefited from it, with their drivers going fifth and sixth, but nobody else did. Abiteboul says: “For now I’d like to enjoy what has been our best qualifying for a long time."

  17. 'Weird and strange'

    The culprit, Nico Hulkenberg says: "It becomes so obvious at the end doesn't it. We’re all looking for a tow, when you drive on your own you lose [time] on the straights and you can’t make up that time hence we ended up with this situation. Of course it was a bit… yeah… weird and strange.

    "That’s what happens everyone starts slowing down and nobody wants to be first in the train."

  18. Post update

    Final qualifying is under investigation by the FIA.

    Charles Leclerc gets out of his Ferrari in the parc ferme