Massa tops soaked and shortened final practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Italy, Autodromo Nazionale di Monzait

The final practice session ahead of qualifying was cut short dramatically, as heavy rain delayed the session. With just 16 minutes left, the session got underway with all drivers on full wet tyres. Felipe Massa emerged on top, ahead of his team mate Lance Stroll.

The shortened session saw all drivers go out on track, but only 7 of them bothered to record a timed lap. Lewis Hamilton for instance didn't even complete an single lap, and just went round once to come back into the pits. Bottas, Perez and both Haas drivers had identical run schedules.

The Ferraris on the other hand did go round a few times. While not recording timed laps, Vettel did set the fastest first sector time and Raikkonen was fastest in the second sector.

In the end though, it were Williams's cars who ended up fastest, perhaps unsurprisingly given that they seemed to be running slightly more rear wing than their competitors.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
119Felipe MassaWilliams Mercedes1:40.660-4
218Lance StrollWilliams Mercedes1:40.888+0.228s4
327Nico HulkenbergRenault1:41.491+0.831s4
455Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:41.515+0.855s5
530Jolyon PalmerRenault1:44.369+3.709s4
69Marcus EricssonSauber Ferrari1:44.701+4.041s3
726Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:45.033+4.373s4
83Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer--1
933Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer--1
105Sebastian VettelFerrari--3
117Kimi RäikkönenFerrari--4
1214Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda--2
132Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda--4
148Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari--1
1520Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari--1
1631Esteban OconForce India Mercedes--2
1794Pascal WehrleinSauber Ferrari--2
1877Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG--1
1911Sergio PerezForce India Mercedes--1
2044Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG--1