Welcome at RN365

You are logged in. Benefit directly from all the benefits of your account:

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits

Welcome at RN365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
fri 26 mar - sun 28 mar
  • 1 HAM LAP 56
  • 2 VER + 0.745
  • 3 BOT + 37.383
ita
fri 16 apr - sun 18 apr
  • 1 VER LAP 63
  • 2 HAM + 22.000
  • 3 NOR + 23.702
bhr
por
fri 30 apr - sun 02 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 29.148
  • 3 BOT + 33.530
ita
esp
fri 07 may - sun 09 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 15.841
  • 3 BOT + 26.610
por
mco
thu 20 may - sun 23 may
  • 1 VER LAP 78
  • 2 SAI + 8.968
  • 3 NOR + 19.427
esp
aze
fri 04 jun - sun 06 jun
  • 1 PER LAP 51
  • 2 VET + 1.385
  • 3 GAS + 2.762
mco
fra
fri 18 jun - sun 20 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 53
  • 2 HAM + 2.904
  • 3 PER + 8.811
aze
aut
fri 25 jun - sun 27 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 HAM + 35.743
  • 3 BOT + 46.907
fra
aut
fri 02 jul - sun 04 jul
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 BOT + 17.973
  • 3 NOR + 20.019
aut
gbr
fri 16 jul - sun 18 jul
  • 1 HAM LAP 52
  • 2 LEC + 3.871
  • 3 BOT + 11.125
aut
hun
fri 30 jul - sun 01 aug
  • 1 OCO LAP 70
  • 2 HAM + 2.736
  • 3 SAI + 15.018
gbr
bel
fri 27 aug - sun 29 aug
  • 1 VER LAP 1
  • 2 RUS
  • 3 HAM
hun
nld
fri 03 sep - sun 05 sep
  • 1 VER LAP 72
  • 2 HAM + 20.932
  • 3 BOT + 56.460
bel
ita
fri 10 sep - sun 12 sep
  • 1 RIC LAP 53
  • 2 NOR + 1.747
  • 3 BOT + 4.921
nld
rus
fri 24 sep - sun 26 sep
  • 1 HAM LAP 53
  • 2 VER + 53.271
  • 3 SAI + 62.475
ita
tur
fri 08 oct - sun 10 oct
Quali sat 09 oct
Race sun 10 oct
rus
usa
fri 22 oct - sun 24 oct
Quali sat 23 oct
Race sun 24 oct
tur
mex
fri 05 nov - sun 07 nov
Quali sat 06 nov
Race sun 07 nov
usa
bra
fri 12 nov - sun 14 nov
Quali sat 13 nov
Race sun 14 nov
mex
Fallback flag
fri 19 nov - sun 21 nov
Quali sat 20 nov
Race sun 21 nov
bra
sau
fri 03 dec - sun 05 dec
Quali sat 04 dec
Race sun 05 dec
Fallback flag
are
fri 10 dec - sun 12 dec
Quali sat 11 dec
Race sun 12 dec
sau
Start Turkish GP
Days
Hour
Min.
Sec.
Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton leads Verstappen in first Monza practice

Lewis Hamilton set the pace during first practice for the Italian Grand Prix, finishing comfortably clear of title rival Max Verstappen.

Article
To news overview © Mercedes

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest lap time during Friday's opening free practice session for the Italian Grand Prix, ending up almost half a second clear of Red Bull rival Max Verstappen.

It was a busy hour of running at Monza, as F1 trials the new 'Sprint' format for only the second time, with drivers and teams in a hurry to gather as much information as possible before qualifying later in the day.

Around 40 minutes of the session was dedicated to longer runs on a mixture of the Hard (C2) and Medium (C3) compound tyres. In the closing stages, a selection of teams, including Red Bull, made the switch to the Soft (C4), but Mercedes opted against using the red-marked rubber.

Hamilton's benchmark time of 1:20.926 on Mediums put him 0.452s ahead of the Soft-shod Verstappen, which is in line with expectations that Mercedes will hold the advantage over Honda-powered Red Bull this weekend.

Hamilton did, nonetheless, benefit from a small slipstream behind AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda on his way to the top of the times.

Lando Norris had looked set to split Hamilton and Verstappen with a late effort in his Mercedes-powered McLaren, but the lap time was deleted for exceeding track limits, dropping him out of the top 10 positions.

Departing Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas (also on Mediums) was a further half a tenth adrift in third.

Practice 1 - Italian

Pos. Driver Team Time
Results are being loaded...

Aston Martin, another Mercedes-powered team, enjoyed a strong first session as Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel placed fourth and sixth respectively, sandwiching the AlphaTauri of last year's surprise race winner, Pierre Gasly.

Carlos Sainz was the fastest of the Ferrari drivers in seventh, albeit almost a second off the pace after a scruffy Soft-tyre run amid heavy traffic, with teammate Charles Leclerc having a similar experience back in 11th – also losing a competitive time for exceeding track limits.

Alpine's Fernando Alonso, McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo (another who lost an improved time) and Red Bull's Sergio Perez rounded out the top 10 places.

All cars will now be put into parc ferme conditions, ahead of Friday evening's qualifying session, meaning the teams can make no further changes.

Follow Rudy van Buren as he takes you on a flying lap around the home of Italian motorsport, the historic 'Temple of Speed' at Monza.

RN365 News dossier F1 2021 Italian Grand Prix

The latest news about the Italian Grand Prix straight from Monza.

0 comments

    x