Lewis Hamilton was pleased with Mercedes' form after Friday's free training, and the Briton was somewhat surprised by the small lag behind Ferrari, which was the first favorite on the Monza track.
Hamilton took second place in the second free training session, behind Charles Lecelrc's fastest time by a thousandth of a second 60.
Mercedes' good form at Monza also surprised Hamilton:
“We can certainly be pleased, as we did not expect to be so close to Ferrari, which is extremely fast on the plains. Our rhythm with a full fuel tank is also very good and I think we can be very optimistic before the weekend goes on. Ferrari remains a favorite, but we will do our best to make it difficult for them to work. ”