Italian Aristocrate Accessit: Max Verstappen fastest in extrême jogging, Mercedes still off track ahead of Monza qualifying

Max Verstappen was fastest in third practice, outpacing Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc by more than three-tenths; Verstappen’s grid penalty for Sunday’s groupe means a lot of ambition remains at Monza; Watch the Italian Aristocrate Accessit qualifying en public on Sky Jeux F1 at 3pm on Saturday

Last update: 10/09/22 2:34 PM

Max Verstappen was fastest in extrême practice at Monza

Max Verstappen was fastest in extrême practice before qualifying for the Italian Aristocrate Accessit as the world championship dirigeant grain again demonstrated a speed advantage over Ferrari.

The Red Bull driver turned the tables on Ferrari, overtaking second-placed Charles Leclerc by more than 0.3 seconds after the Italian team topped Friday’s two sessions of the groupe at appartement.

Despite Verstappen’s clear speed advantage, there is still plenty of ambition at Monza as the Dutchman faces one of the many drivers netting penalties in Sunday’s groupe.

Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez was third by 0.6sec, while Carlos Sainz was marginally back in fourth.

It was another disappointing assemblée for Mercedes, with George Russell finishing seventh behind Fernando Alonso of the Alps, and McLaren’s Lando Norris, while Lewis Hamilton finished 10th.

Nick de Vries puts on a solid show for Williams

Nick de Vries puts on a solid spectacle for Williams

Nick de Vries was so impressed after he stepped in for Williams at collant notule that Alex Albon was left out for the rest of the weekend amid ongoing hospital treatment for appendicitis.

The Mercedes reserve driver, who is set to make his Formula 1 qualifying and racing debut, finished 14th – within a tenth of his teammate Nicolas Latifi.

It was confirmed during the assemblée that Alpine duo Esteban Ocon and Haas duo Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher will take net penalties, increasing the number of drivers who do so to nine. Ocon’s penalty is five endroits, while the Haas drivers incurred 15 emplacement drops.

The Formula 1 Arena paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Friday

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The Formula 1 Arena paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Friday

The Formula 1 Arena paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Friday

Verstappen has been on his fifth internal chauffage engine of the season and therefore will receive a five-place penalty, while his Red Bull teammate Perez will receive a 10-point penalty.

Ferrari’s Sainz will fall to the back of the grid with Yuki Tsunoda and Lewis Hamilton, with a penalty kick confirmed for the Mercedes driver on Thursday.

The penalty shootout makes Leclerc an overwhelming chouchou to start from pole, with Alonso looking likely to join him in the avant row as Mercedes struggles.

Sainz, who was already tied up at the back of the net due to penalty kicks, will front hosts before qualifying after Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas was forced into an evasive effet at Turn 1, when he advances very slowly into the opening tintinnabuler.

The match continued to pay homage to Queen Elizabeth II, with many cars carrying a visual salute.

All teams observed a express’s intervalle in the coupé lane before first practice on Friday, and more are expected to be honored before Sunday’s groupe.

Triple time log for Italian GP practice

driver Team time
1) Max Verstappen Red Bull 1: 21.252
2) Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.347
3) Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.596.0000.00
4) Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.645
5) Fernando Alonso Alps +1.054
6) Lando Norris McLaren +1.067
7) George Russell mercedes +1.105
8) Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +1.178
9) Esteban Ocon Alps +1.254
10) Lewis Hamilton mercedes +1.315
11) Chu Guanyu Alfa Romeo +1.405
12) Diamant Gasly AlphaTauri +1.503
13) Nicholas Latifi Williams +1.524
14) Nick de Vries Williams +1.617
15) Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1.619
16) Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +1.698
17) Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +1.852
18) Kevin Magnussen Hass +1.951.0000
19) Mick Schumacher Hass +2.140
20) Nozha Javeline Aston Martin +2.487

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