Verstappen, Gasly set to start from back in Monza

Continuing with that approach, Verstappen and Gasly will now join their teammates in using the Spec 4 this weekend, with Honda F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe confirming the penalties.

“We will try to maximize the potential of Spec 4 and hope to get another positive result, maintaining the momentum we gained in Spa.”

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM – SEPTEMBER 01: Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB15, heads to the grid during the Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps on September 01, 2019 in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. (Photo by Jerry Andre / LAT Images)

Verstappen retired on the opening lap in Belgium after contact with Kimi Raikkonen at Turn 1, but Albon, Kvyat and Gasly climbed through from lowly starting positions to finish fifth, seventh and ninth respectively.

“I’ve never had great results in F1 in Monza in the past, but I won a lot there in the junior categories and I like the track, as all the corners are enjoyable,” Kvyat said. “After last week in Spa, I think we should be able to fight more this year. The new version of the PU should also help!

“The chicanes and knowing how to drive them is a key part of getting a good lap, as are the high-speed corners like the Lesmos and the Parabolica, because there are so few corners that it means every one of them is crucial.”

Source: Racer