LIVE: F1 2014 – Italian Grand Prix – Free Practice One


Formula One has reached the high speed straights of Monza for the Italian Grand Prix and theCheckeredFlag.co.uk is providing live coverage of every session, starting with Free Practice One.

Keep checking below for updates of all the action as it happens at the Milanese track.

 

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:00

The session is getting started under grey skies but as of yet, the track is dry

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:04

Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari is sparking majorly going down to the Parabolica

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:07

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:10

So far no one has set a timed lap, just running in systems on the car

Vince Pettit September 5, 201409:10

Vince Pettit September 5, 201409:11

Vince Pettit September 5, 201409:11

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:15

Chilton is the first to set a time and it is 1:33.435.

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:19

Roberto Merhi’s Caterham has got a green flashing light to show rivals he has yet to get a super licence to ‘warn’ other drivers

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:19

Magnussen is fastest now in the McLaren and has significantly jumped rivals by going 1:28.256

Vince Pettit September 5, 201409:22

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:22

KMag now goes a second faster than his previous best and breaks into the 1:27s as Red Bull have issues with their DRS

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:25

New run off area round the Parabolica sees a lot of drivers pushing their luck trying to get more speed onto the start/finish straight

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:27

Mercedes now running 1-2 as usual running is resumed following McLaren strong running in the last 27 minutes.

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:29

Magnussen radios team stating he only has front brakes

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:33

Daniel Juncadella was only in the Force India for the first thirty minutes so Sergio Perez will be taking back over.

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:36

Everyone is currently in the pits for tea and cakes but expect more action to get underway in the next few minutes

Vince Pettit September 5, 201409:39

Vettel and Bottas have already made use of the extra run off area at Parabolica in this session

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:41

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:44

Cars are coming back out on track now, Raikkonen, Chilton and Merhi are taking to the straights whilst the track is quiet

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:44

Force India is being repaired for Perez, Juncadella may have broken the floor of the VJM07 during his running

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:50

Vince Pettit September 5, 201409:52

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:53

Head rest has come off KMag’s car, he has pulled back into the pits to get it reattached

Joe Hudson September 5, 201409:56

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:00

Ricciardo being called into the pits with an issue the team don’t want to discuss over the radio

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:01

The Red Bull driver is climbing out of the car, his session looks finished

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:03

Whilst all that has been happening, Button has gone fastest overall by 0.15 seconds

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:07

Hamilton now fastest again, the Brits are leap frogging each other. Mercedes driver has a 1:26.547

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:12

Vince Pettit September 5, 201410:14

Maldonado has made a few mistakes this session as he looks to find the limits, nothing too major though (yet)

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:16

After only seven laps in the car, Sergio Perez is up to 8th, two places ahead of his team mate

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:20

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:25

Bottas again runs wide at the Parabolica, doesn’t seem to be as pinned down through the turn as some others are

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:27

Massa takes to the sleeping policemen at the first chicane

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:28

Perez skims over the gravel at the Ascari chicane

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:31

The time has ticked down to 0:00 and Lewis Hamilton has finished fastest, top ten to follow when more have crossed the line/pitted

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:32

1. Hamilton
2. Button
3. Rosberg
4. Alonso
5. Magnussen
6. Vettel
7. Raikkonen
8. Perez
9. Kvyat
10. Hulkenberg

Joe Hudson September 5, 201410:35

McLaren will be looking on happy at their results of this session and will be hoping that can be carried through to the weekend

Vince Pettit September 5, 201411:20

Join us later at 13:00 UK time for the second practice session from Monza.