Italian Grand Prix - Routine work on a special circuit

4 Sep 2015

Looking for the best set-up on the SF15-T in Monza

Monza, 4 September – The first free practice session just ended at the Monza circuit marks the official start of the Italian Grand Prix weekend, the twelfth round of the season and the 79th to be held at this track. Quickest were the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton (1.24.670) and Nico Rosberg (1.25.133), ahead of the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel (1.26.258). In the other SF15-T, Kimi Raikkonen was sixth with a 1.26.783. Both Ferrari drivers spent the session working through a busy programme of aero measurements, brake system checks and set-up work, as well as trying a few practice starts. They each used two sets of the Medium tyre and will be back on track for the usual afternoon session at 2pm.


Pos.
Driver
Team
Time
Laps

1

Lewis
Hamilton
Mercedes
1:24.670
25

2

Nico
Rosberg
Mercedes
1:25.133
22

3

Sebastian
Vettel
Ferrari
1:26.258
17

4

Nico
Hulkenberg
Force India
1:26.612
19

5

Sergio
Perez
Force India
1:26.730
29

6

Kimi
Räikkönen
Ferrari
1:26.783
16

7

Daniel
Ricciardo
Red Bull Racing
1:26.922
27

8

Felipe
Massa
Williams
1:26.936
22

9

Valtteri
Bottas
Williams
1:27.075
25

10

Pastor
Maldonado
Lotus
1:27.118
28

11

Felipe
Nasr
Sauber
1:27.232
21

12

Daniil
Kvyat
Red Bull Racing
1:27.275
29

13

Marcus
Ericsson
Sauber
1:27.454
17

14

Max
Verstappen
Toro Rosso
1:27.591
27

15

Jolyon
Palmer
Lotus
1:27.669
28

16

Carlos
Sainz
Toro Rosso
1:27.907
8

17

Fernando
Alonso
McLaren
1:28.023
11

18

Jenson
Button
McLaren
1:28.423
12

19

Will
Stevens
Marussia
1:29.853
22

20

Roberto
Merhi
Marussia
1:29.911
12

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