Sainz Leads FP2 at Monza, Perez Crashes Again
Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) put down a blistering lap to edge out Lando Norris (McLaren) 0.019s to run fastest in FP2. Despite crashing out of the session Sergio Perez retained the his third fastest spot running a 0.185 seconds behind Sainz. One driver who was not as fortunate was Lance Stroll who had to stop his Aston Martin after just 2 laps before any flying laps could be completed. It appeared that Stroll had a mechanical failure related to the fuel delivery system. Red flags flew to clear the car and the session continued 10 minutes later.
Oscar Piastri (McLaren) who has been in great form recently finished in the top 5 making it a double top 5 finish in practice for McLaren. Championship leader Max Verstappen would have to settle for P5. Verstappen complain of on track traffic during FP2. He was wanting to run faster but was reprimanded by his Race Engineer Gianpiero Lambiase to focus on the task at hand.
Full Italian Grand Prix FP2 Results Are Below
|3||Sergio Perez/Red Bull Racing||11||17||+0.185||0.166|
|5||Max Verstappen/Red Bull Racing||1||20||+0.276||0.086|
|8||Fernando Alonso/Aston Martin Racing||14||16||+0.716||0.092|
|10||Nico Hulkenberg/Haas F1 Team||27||19||+0.936||0.115|
|11||Kevin Magnussen/Haas F1 Team||20||21||+1.219||0.283|
|12||Valterri Bottas/Alfa Romeo||77||19||+1.240||0.021|
|19||Zhou Guanyu/Alfa Romeo||24||20||+1.991||0.179|
|20||Lance Stroll/Aston Martin Racing||18||2|