Sainz Leads FP2 at Monza, Perez Crashes Again

September 1, 2023Ramon Jones
Formula 1

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

1Carlos Sainz/Ferrari55231’21.355
2Lando Norris/McLaren420+0.0190.019
3Sergio Perez/Red Bull Racing1117+0.1850.166
4Oscar Piastri/McLaren8121+0.1900.005
5Max Verstappen/Red Bull Racing120+0.2760.086
6Charles Leclerc/Ferrari1623+0.3610.085
7Alex Albon/Williams2319+0.6240.263
8Fernando Alonso/Aston Martin Racing1416+0.7160.092
9George Russell/Mercedes6320+0.8210.105
10Nico Hulkenberg/Haas F1 Team2719+0.9360.115
11Kevin Magnussen/Haas F1 Team2021+1.2190.283
12Valterri Bottas/Alfa Romeo7719+1.2400.021
13Pierre Gasly/Alpine1022+1.2960.056
14Yuki Tsunoda/AlphaTauri2223+1.3410.045
15Esteban Ocon/Alpine3122+1.3610.020
16Logan Sargeant/Williams224+1.4000.039
17Lewis Hamilton/Mercedes4423+1.4280.028
18Liam Lawson/AlphaTauri4023+1.8120.384
19Zhou Guanyu/Alfa Romeo2420+1.9910.179
20Lance Stroll/Aston Martin Racing182