FP1: Perez tops rain-hit session

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Italy, Autodromo Nazionale di Monzait

The first practice session at Monza prevented drivers to do effective performance evaluations as rain intervened with normal proceedings. The drying track towards the end of the session did provide some improved laptimes, with Sergio Perez eventually going fastest in the closing stages.

Perez used intermediates at the end of the session to set a 1m 34.000s, topping Kimi Raikkonen by half a second and his Force India team mate, Esteban Ocon.

Brendon Hartley ended u 4th, with Pierre Gasly in 6th, underlining a surprising final result of the session as the top drivers limited themselves to a handful of laps.

Daniel Ricciardo was 5th fastest after encountering issues early on in the session. The team revealed however they issues were not due to Renault new Spec C engine.


111Sergio PerezForce India Mercedes1:34.000-18
27Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:34.550+0.550s28
331Esteban OconForce India Mercedes1:34.593+0.593s17
428Brendon HartleyScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:35.024+1.024s17
53Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:35.207+1.207s13
610Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:35.438+1.438s19
733Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:35.665+1.665s10
855Carlos SainzRenault1:35.995+1.995s15
927Nico HulkenbergRenault1:36.107+2.107s15
1077Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG1:36.238+2.238s8
1144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:36.546+2.546s6
1216Charles LeclercSauber Ferrari1:36.648+2.648s10
1320Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:37.066+3.066s13
1414Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Renault1:37.426+3.426s14
158Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari1:37.683+3.683s13
169Marcus EricssonSauber Ferrari1:37.790+3.790s11
175Sebastian VettelFerrari1:37.867+3.867s4
1835Sergey SirotkinWilliams Mercedes1:37.929+3.929s10
1918Lance StrollWilliams Mercedes1:38.253+4.253s8
2047Lando NorrisMcLaren Renault1:38.282+4.282s9