Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time of the second free practice session in Monza. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel completed the top 3.

While Mercedes showed a very strong pace in FP1, with Ferrari very far away from them. In FP2, however, Vettel and Räikkönen repeated on P3 and P4, but this time less than 2 and 4 tenths respectively behind the Mercedes. Red Bull couldn’t make much progress and stayed P5 and P6 more than 1 second slower than Bottas. Behind them, the McLarens, Ocon and Massa completed the top 10 in the same tenth. The fight for Q3 will be very close, although Alonso, the Red Bulls and Sainz have penalties which might give other drivers a chance.

Sainz’ engine stopped by the end of the session. Magnussen also hit trouble when he broke the suspension of his Haas.


1 Bottas 2 Hamilton 3 Vettel 4 Räikkönen 5 Verstappen 6 Ricciardo 7 Vandoorne 8 Alonso 9 Ocon 10 Massa 11 Sainz 12 Hülkenberg 13 Palmer 14 Pérez 15 Stroll 16 Grosjean 17 Magnussen 18 Kvyat 19 Ericsson 20 Wehrlein