The Italian Grand Prix’s weekend has started. Monza is utterly silent, as the event is being held at closed-doors to protect its fans from the Coronavirus. The first show that will allow the crowd to come and watch the race will be Italian, though. The Mugello circuit indeed will host several fans but its prices are really too high.
The situation of the second session of the Free Practices is not different at all from the whole season, with Mercedes dominating easily the whole session and Ferrari still very far from where it should have been.
Lewis Hamilton is first again, with a stunning time of 1’20”192. The runner up is Valtteri Bottas. Until this point, everything is regular and quite expected. The real surprise is Lando Norris, who managed to bring his McLaren up to the third position.
The fourth place is occupied by another young talent. Pierre Gasly indeed finished in a great place not only because he was better his “rival” Alex Albon, who did not finish in the top ten schedule. He was better Max Verstappen as well, who finished fifth.
Mclaren can be proud of its outstanding result, confirmed by Lando Norris’ very good teammate as well. Carlos Sainz arrived sixth, ahead of Daniil Kvyat. The two Racing Point, on the other hand, can’t feel content with themselves, as the pink Mercedes is fast but not enough. This time Lance Stroll finished eighth and Sergio Perez made it into the top ten for a little, behind Charles Leclerc.
Ferrari is disappointing as it was expected, with an indecisive nine position for Charles Leclerc and a 12th place for Sebastian Vettel, who was once again far from the top ten zone.