Valtteri Bottas clinched the victory in the Sprint Qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix, taking the three points and pole position – but one he’ll be handing over to Max Verstappen.

Bottas beat Verstappen to the chequered flag in the 18-lap this-is-not a race with Daniel Ricciardo finishing third.

The Mercedes driver, though, won’t be starting P1 with Mercedes having put him onto his fourth engine of the season earlier in the weekend.

Despite taking pole position, he’ll start P20 because of that penalty with Verstappen handed P1 for Sunday’s race. Ricciardo will join him on the front row of the grid.

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