Italian Grand Prix - Free practice 1: Charles first, Seb eighth

6 Sep 2019

Charles Leclerc drove his SF90 to the top of the time sheet in the opening free practice session for the Italian Grand Prix and team-mate Sebastian Vettel was eighth quickest at the Monza track.

Rain.It rained for the first part of the 90 minute session, so the drivers had to tackle their installation laps on full wet tyres. There were several red flags as many drivers spun off track.

Slick tyres. Towards the end, it was dry enough for slick tyres and Charles and Sebastian went out on track to set their best times. The Monegasque did 20 laps, the best in 1’27”905, while Sebastian, who opted for a more cautious approach did a 1’30”507. The second session starts at 3 pm.


Pos

Driver

Car

Time

Gap

Laps

1

Charles
Leclerc

Ferrari

1:27.905

20

2

Carlos
Sainz

McLaren Renault

1:28.211

+0.306s

25

3

Lando
Norris

McLaren Renault

1:28.450

+0.545s

23

4

Lewis
Hamilton

Mercedes

1:28.730

+0.825s

11

5

Alexander
Albon

Red Bull Racing Honda

1:29.025

+1.120s

19

6

Daniil
Kvyat

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

1:29.960

+2.055s

25

7

Max
Verstappen

Red Bull Racing Honda

1:30.100

+2.195s

11

8

Sebastian
Vettel

Ferrari

1:30.507

+2.602s

19

9

Valtteri
Bottas

Mercedes

1:30.596

+2.691s

11

10

Pierre
Gasly

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

1:30.695

+2.790s

26

11

Antonio
Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

1:32.848

+4.943s

22

12

Lance
Stroll

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

1:33.976

+6.071s

9

13

Daniel
Ricciardo

Renault

1:34.528

+6.623s

10

14

Kevin
Magnussen

Haas Ferrari

1:34.715

+6.810s

7

15

Nico
Hulkenberg

Renault

1:35.133

+7.228s

10

16

Romain
Grosjean

Haas Ferrari

1:35.980

+8.075s

7

17

Robert
Kubica

Williams Mercedes

1:37.816

+9.911s

12

18

George
Russell

Williams Mercedes

1:38.421

+10.516s

12

19

Sergio
Perez

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

4

20

Kimi
Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

4

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