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There may be grid penalties for Marcus Ericsson, Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg, however, for the Sauber driver it has all worked out quite well.
Lewis Hamilton, and his Mercedes team, did everything they could on Saturday, but it was only enough for a second row start at Monza.
Sebastian Vettel showed how annoyed he was after qualifying with a curt radio message immediate after the session ended.
Kevin Magnussen has claimed that Fernando Alonso believes that he is a god after almost colliding with the Spaniard in qualifying.
The 2018 F1 Italian Grand Prix takes centre stage this weekend with the title race between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel reaching boiling point.
Valtteri Bottas could only manage P4 in qualifying in Italy, having struggled with the set-up of his Mercedes all weekend.
Despite a new C-spec engine upgrade in Monza, Red Bull believe the improved Renault engine is still much slower than Ferrari and Mercedes.
Sergio Perez was the shock exit in Q1 on Saturday afternoon, calling it “really unlucky” that he could only manage P16.
Lance Stroll took a Williams into the final part of qualifying for the first time in 2018, saying that is was all ‘pretty straightforward’ on Saturday.
Kimi Raikkonen took pole position for the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon, but said that the job was not entirely done.