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Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas draw the tempo of the opening note session for the FIA System 1 Tuscan Enormous Prix as drivers received their first taste of the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello. 

Bottas, the expend of sentimental tyres, performed moral under 5 hundredths of a 2d sooner than Red Bull’s Max Verstappen with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc ending a surprise third first and most predominant of a weekend of celebrations to tag the Scuderia’s 1000th System 1 Enormous Prix. 

Bottas’ time of 1: 17.879s also established a brand restful note narrative at the circuit near Florence. The outdated unofficial benchmark of 1: 18.704, draw in 2004 by Rubens Barrichello in a Ferrari, stemmed from Mugello’s time as a frequent test venue in the first decade of this century. 

Fourth assign in the session went to championship chief Lewis Hamilton who eased into the weekend at the high-tempo circuit with a finest lap of 1: 18.409 to take a seat down nearly half a 2d off his team-mate.

Fifth assign changed into taken by F1’s most modern speed winner, Pierre Gasly. Current from victory at Monza last weekend, the AlphaTauri ended the session a diminutive bit under four tenths of a 2d reduction from Hamilton. 

Gasly changed into separated from team-mate Daniil Kvyat by Renault’s Esteban Ocon who opened his Mugello weekend with a finest time of 1: 18.805, three tenths particular of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo who performed in tenth assign. 

With Kvyat seventh, eighth assign went to McLaren’s Lando Norris with Alex Albon ninth in the 2d Red Bull. 

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who changed into the outdated day announced as an Aston Martin driver for subsequent one year, started his weekend with 13th, 1.388s in the reduction of Bottas and a fleshy 2d in the reduction of team-mate Leclerc. 

In other locations, there changed into effort for Racing Level’s Lance Stroll, who changed into forced to take a seat down out the opening segment of the session as his team mounted an mission with a grasp cylinder on his car.  


2020 FIA System 1 Tuscan Enormous Prix – Free Prepare 1 

1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 17.879 33 242.453

2 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda 1: 17.927 0.048 32 242.303

3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 18.186 0.307 27 241.501

4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1: 18.409 0.530 28 240.814

5 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda 1: 18.676 0.797 30 239.996

6 Esteban Ocon Renault 1: 18.805 0.926 28 239.604

7 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri/Honda 1: 18.839 0.960 31 239.500

8 Lando Norris McLaren/Renault 1: 18.981 1.102 30 239.070

9 Alexander Albon Red Bull/Honda 1: 19.068 1.189 34 238.807

10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1: 19.140 1.261 25 238.589

11 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1: 19.219 1.340 21 238.351

12 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1: 19.224 1.345 25 238.336

13 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1: 19.267 1.388 27 238.207

14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1: 19.322 1.443 28 238.042

15 Carlos Sainz McLaren/Renault 1: 19.457 1.578 33 237.637

16 George Russell Williams/Mercedes 1: 19.478 1.599 29 237.575

17 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1: 19.551 1.672 25 237.357

18 Lance Stroll Racing Level/Mercedes 1: 19.836 1.957 23 236.509

19 Sergio Pérez Racing Level/Mercedes 1: 19.840 1.961 29 236.497

20 Nicholas Latifi Williams/Mercedes 1: 20.034 2.155 32 235.924


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