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Sprint race went 'better than expected' for Verstappen

The outcome of Saturday's sprint qualifying race at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza could hardly have gone any better for Red Bull's Max Verstappen. The Dutch driver was only third fastest in Friday's official qualifying session, with Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton locking up the top two spots. But the sprint event has turned that upside down, with Verstappen now set to start the Italian Grand Prix from pole while Hamilton is relegated to fourth and Bottas having to get underway from the pit lane despite winning today's race. Read also: Bottas wins sprint as Verstappen snatches Italian GP pole That's because Mercedes opted to take on a load of new power unit components...
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