Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz emerged satisfied from a sprint qualifying where both drivers’ participation had been in doubt – for different reasons.

Leclerc and Sainz will start the Italian Grand Prix fifth and sixth on the grid respectively after benefiting from problems suffered by Valtteri Bottas and Pierre Gasly.

Bottas won the 18-lap sprint at Monza but will start from the back of the grid due to engine penalties, while Gasly was running ahead of the Ferrari duo when he crashed out on lap one.

But it was far from certain the Tifosi would get to see the Scuderia’s two racers in Saturday’s action.

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