Formula 1

Mercedes duo top Free Practice 1 at Monza

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Valtteri Bottas topped Free Practice 1 closely followed by team-mate Lewis Hamilton in second. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team were over half a second faster than their nearest competitor Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Alexander Albon.

Scuderia AlphaTauri pairing Daniil Kyvat and Pierre Gasly had a strong performance, the duo finished fourth and sixth respectively, one of their best performing practices. Gasly took a spin towards the end of the session coming out of the second chicane.

Max Verstappen could only position himself fifth. The Dutch driver took a spin which red flagged the session. He still drove his car back to the pit, missing a nose.

Sergio Perez (Racing Point) and Lando Norris (McLaren) recorded the same personal best time of 1:21:747. They placed seventh and eighth respectively.

Finishing off the top ten was Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) in ninth and Carlos Sainz Jr. (McLaren) in tenth.

Esteban Ocon (Renault) and Lance Stroll (Racing Point) will be disappointed in their performances. The young duo tends to run high in the times and get themselves up into the top ten. Today, they could on get their cars in twelfth and thirteenth respectively.

There were more woes for Scuderia Ferrari, who couldn’t place any of their cars in the top ten. Charles Leclerc only placed eleventh where Sebastian Vettel had a horrible practice coming in nineteenth, a second down on his team-mate and sandwiched by the two Williams Racing cars.

Roy Nissany took over George Russell’s Williams car to get a run out in the practice. He managed to do better than Russell’s team-mate Nicholas Latifi. Nissany finished eighteenth and Latifi bottom in twentieth. 

Haas F1 Team duo Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen finished fourteenth and fifteenth where Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN pairing Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi finished sixteenth and seventeenth respectively, finishing off the grid.

Pos.#DriverNat.TeamTimeGapLaps
177Valtteri BottasFINMercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team1:20.70328
244Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team1:20.948+0.245s27
323Alexander AlbonTHAAston Martin Red Bull Racing1:21.500+0.797s30
426Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1:21.555+0.852s31
533Max VerstappenNEDAston Martin Red Bull Racing1:21.641+0.938s22
610Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1:21.667+0.964s27
711Sergio PérezMEXBWT Racing Point Formula One Team1:21.747+1.044s25
84Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1:21.747+1.044s29
93Daniel RicciardoAUSRenault DP World F1 Team1:21.789+1.086s22
1055Carlos Sainz Jr.ESPMcLaren F1 Team1:21.821+1.118s27
1116Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1:21.904+1.201s25
1231Esteban OconFRARenault DP World F1 Team1:21.984+1.281s28
1318Lance StrollCANBWT Racing Point Formula One Team1:22.131+1.428s21
148Romain GrosjeanFRAHaas F1 Team1:22.409+1.706s20
1520Kevin MagnussenDENHaas F1 Team1:22.422+1.719s19
1699Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing1:22.552+1.849s24
177Kimi RäikkönenFINAlfa Romeo Racing1:22.619+1.916s27
1840Roy NissanyISRWilliams Racing1:22.826+2.123s25
195Sebastian VettelGERScuderia Ferrari1:22.988+2.285s24
206Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1:23.120+2.417s22
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