The Italian Grand Prix takes place this weekend, with Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc starting on pole for home team Ferrari.
Last week's Belgian Grand Prix winner is now the clear favourite to record back-to-back victories.
But the youngster's pole position will take the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Leclerc achieved the fastest time in Q3 based on his first lap time as farcical scenes unfolded on track.
After each of the 10 drivers achieved initial lap times, they all seemed unwilling to come back out to better their time.
The clock ticked down and with three minutes remaining, no team wanted to blink first.
Mercedes finally emerged with two minutes left on the clock but at 1.40, it looked unlikely any of them would be able to get another lap time.
The field bunched together, trying to get the slipstream from the cars in front and all refusing to be the car at the front of the queue.
The clock hit zero and only Leclerc and Carlos Sainz hit the line with a new lap time.
The other remaining drivers had to settle for their original lap times.
The scenes have been described as 'farcical' by F1 fans, who flocked to social media to protest what they had seen.
"Absolute shambles of a qualifying," one tweeted.
"What a shambles by the teams and drivers in Q3 in Formula One Qualifying. I think the punishment should be harsh for the drivers to be blame," one said.
"That was probably the silliest, most ridiculous end i've ever seen to an F1 qualifying. Bunch of absolute cowards," wrote one.
"If you don't understand why this #ItalianGP qualifying was such a farce: It's like the men's 100 m final and 8 out of 10 starters don't make it back from the toilet in time, because they can't figure out who gets to wash his hands first…" another said.
"I hope all F1 drivers, and especially their teams appreciate how stupid they all look right now after Monza qualifying," one added.
"That was the weirdest end to an @F1 qualifying I've ever seen," a sixth said.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff also wasn't happy with how the final minutes of qualifying unfolded.
"Have you ever seen anything like this? That was not even worthy of a junior formulae!" he said.
"The problem is everyone is trying to get a slipstream.
"It's just junior class and everybody looks like idiots.
"Hulkenberg leading the pack out and then going through the chicane…some of the other cars reducing the speed. Not worthy of Formula One."
Leclerc will start on pole tomorrow, ahead of Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Sebastian Vettel is back in fourth.
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