The Italian Grand Prix started in a very good way for the Mercedes AMG drivers, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. The Finn was the fastest in the first session with a time of 1: 20.703, beating his teammate Lewis Hamilton by 0.245s. The third time was in the hands of the Thai Alexander Albon of Red Bull at 0.797s.
All three tire compounds were used in the session: C2 hard, C3 medium and C4 soft. In the case of the Mercedes and Red Bull, their times were obtained with the soft, while the AlphaTauri, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo did it with means. This was also the case for Daniel Ricciardo.
Max Verstappen, who is usually in third place, this time suffered a collision 50 minutes from the end of the session. He lost control of his car in the Ascari Variation, damaging the front end. Later he was able to return to the pits for repairs and went back to track 22 later to record the fifth time, thanks to a job in record time, once again, by his mechanics.
Russian Daniil Kvyat from AlphaTauri and also driven by Honda power unit finished in the Red Bull media. His teammate, Frenchman Pierre Gasly, achieved the sixth time, confirming the good performance of the Japanese power plant on this track. In the end the Frenchman had a spin in the Variante della Roggia.
Racing Point’s Sergio Pérez of Mexico finished in seventh place, while his teammate, Canadian Lance Stroll, finished in thirteenth place.
With the same time of Pérez, Lando Norris of McLaren finished, but the Latin American finished ahead for having registered it first. Meanwhile the Spaniard Carlos Sainz was tenth.
Renault drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon registered ninth and twelfth place.
Scuderia Ferrari got off to a difficult start with Charles Leclerc in eleventh place and Sebastian Vettel in nineteenth place. A hard work awaits you this weekend to try to straighten out this unfortunate moment in something, and also at home.
The Haas of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen achieved the fourteenth and fifteenth time, while the Alfa Romeo of Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen, escorted them in the sixteenth and seventeenth place.
Israeli driver Roy Nissany relieved George Russell at Williams in this session and finished eighteenth. His teammate, Canadian Nicholas Latifi, was last.
The track starts were repeated, especially in turn 1 due to the high final speed registered on the main straight.
At 3:00 p.m. in Monza, the second free practice session of the Italian Grand Prix will begin with LIVE broadcast from F1Latam.com.
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These were the times:
Italian GP – Free Testing 1
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