Formula 1 |  Italy, EL2: Sainz confirms for Ferrari, Verstappen wins

Formula 1 | Italy, EL2: Sainz confirms for Ferrari, Verstappen wins

Formula 1 |  Italy, EL2: Sainz confirms for Ferrari, Verstappen wins

Italy, EL2: Sainz confirms for (...)

After a first free practice session dominated by Ferrari, free practice 2 of the Italian Grand Prix took place this Friday afternoon. We learned early in the session that Sainz would be pushed back to the back of the grid on Sunday after changing new engine elements.

Since the start of the session, all the riders have come out to set the time, most of them on medium tires. It was Max Verstappen who set the first time of reference in 1’23 “021, ahead of Carlos Sainz and Sergio Pérez, then the Mercedes F1.

But Charles Leclerc, who came out slightly behind the other riders, took the lead in 1’22.307, but his time didn’t last long, Verstappen improved him by just four thousandths of a second!

Valtteri Bottas then moved up to fourth place, but the Alfa Romeo F1 driver used soft tires, unlike the other drivers. George Russell improved to fifth place, ahead of Pérez and Yuki Tsunoda.

Lando Norris took third place on soft tires, immediately followed by several riders who improved this compound. Lewis Hamilton took fifth place ahead of Fernando Alonso and Alex Albon, and Daniel Ricciardo and Guanyu Zhou in turn entered the top 10, ahead of Bottas.

Verstappen improved the soft tires with a time of 1’21.807, just before Mick Schumacher stopped his Haas VF-22 on the track, victim of an engine problem, the session was interrupted by a red flag, evacuation time the single-seater.

At the restart, Sainz improved to 1’21.664, taking him to the top of the standings as many riders started their long stints on medium tires.

The drivers took advantage of this preparation for the race also to work on the slipstream in pairs, in order to see how to favor those who follow the teammate, and which optimal gaps to leave in order not to get in the way, but to help the second car to gain speed from the point. .

Bottas went off the track twice in the second Lesmo, without hitting the wall: “I’m still in the gravel, in the same place. It’s okay”he wanted to reassure during his second outing.

Yuki Tsunoda was placed under investigation at the end of the session for not slowing down sufficiently under the yellow flag. The Japanese, who this weekend already has ten penalty places for having reached 5 reproaches, could start even further behind.

Sainz ultimately kept the best time ahead of Verstappen and Leclerc, then Norris and Russell. Pérez and Hamilton follow in front of the Alpine troops of Ocon and Alonso, then Albon. Gasly is 14th behind the Alfa Romeos.

pos. Pilot car Time Towers
01 carlo sainz Ferrari F1-75 1: 21.664 24
02 Max Verstappen Red Bull RBPT RB18 1: 21.807 27
03 Charles Leclerc Ferrari F1-75 1: 21.857 23
04 Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes MCL36 1: 22.338 29
05 george russell Mercedes W13 1: 22.386 24
06 Sergio Perez Red Bull RBPT RB18 1: 22.394 26
07 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W13 1: 22.503 25
08 Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault A522 1: 22.728 29
09 Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault A522 1: 22.752 28
10 Alex Albon Williams Mercedes FW44 1: 22.835 24
11 Daniele Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes MCL36 1: 22.911 26
12 Guanyu-Zhou Alfa Romeo Ferrari C42 1: 22.938 30
13 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari C42 1: 22.993 26
14 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri RBPT AT03 1: 23.135 25
15 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri RBPT AT03 1: 23.217 31
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari VF-22 1: 23.557 25
17 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Mercedes AMR22 1: 23.731 26
18 Launch Walk Aston Martin Mercedes AMR22 1: 23.785 27
19 Nicola Latifi Williams Mercedes FW44 1: 23.982 23
20 Mick Schumacher Haas Ferrari VF-22 1: 24.566 9

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