Italian GP: final grid line-up

Adrian Sutil's penalty for blocking Lewis Hamilton is the only pre-race change to the Italian Grand Prix grid

Italian GP: final grid line-up

The Force India driver had qualified 14th, but was adjudged to have impeded Hamilton's Mercedes at the Parabolica late in Q2.

A three-place penalty drops Sutil to 17th and gives an extra spot each to Pastor Maldonado, Paul di Resta and Esteban Gutierrez.

Hamilton will start only 12th, due to factors including Sutil, self-confessed poor driving and floor damage, with fellow title long-shot Kimi Raikkonen just one place ahead.

Sebastian Vettel took another pole, leading team-mate Mark Webber in a Red Bull one-two, ahead of qualifying sensation Nico Hulkenberg and the two Ferraris.

Pos Driver Team/Car 1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 3. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 4. Felipe Massa Ferrari 5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 7. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 8. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 9. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 10. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 11. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 12. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 13. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 14. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 15. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 16. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 17. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 18. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 19. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 20. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 21. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 22. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 
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