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Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes 1-2 in closing practice for the Italian Mammoth Prix, with the seven-time beating team-mate Valtteri Bottas by two tenths of a 2nd in a session interrupted by heavy wreck engaging Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.

The session, devoted largely to files gathering for the afternoon’s walk qualifying and the next day’s walk saw Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez lead the technique early on. Perez on the foundation bother the tempo on medium tyres with a lap of 1: 24.870 but when championship chief Verstappen emerged 15 minutes into the session on soft tyres he fleet claimed top space with lap time of 1: 24.006 sooner than working his technique to a finest time of 1: 23.754.

The Red Bulls sat on the tip of the inform when the session changed into purple-flagged for Sainz’s wreck after 26 minutes. The Spaniard lost adjust of his Ferrari midway thru the Ascari chicane and went laborious and nostril-first into the barries on the left aspect of the track. “I had a big wreck,” he instructed his team sooner than adding: “That damage bit but I’m OK.” The purple flags had been displayed and working changed into halted for nearly 13 minutes.

A entertaining session for the Italian squad changed into made more complicated when 5 minutes sooner than the tip of the session Charles Leclerc radioed the Ferrari pit wall telling them that he had to conclude and that he would designate when he returned to the garage. He boxed and did now not grab to any extent further fraction within the session.

Soon after the resumption Hamilton worn soft tyres to publish a lap of A lap time of 1: 23.246 to jump before Verstappen. Bottas within the period in-between moved to 2nd bother on medium tyres.

Perez, took fourth bother before Alpine’s Esteban Ocon, while Robert Kubica executed sixth for Alfa Romeo before team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi. Fernando Alonso rounded out the tip 10 for Alpine.

2021 FIA Formula 1 Italian Mammoth Prix – Free Prepare 2

1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 25 1: 23.246

2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 24 1: 23.468 0.222

3 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 23 1: 23.662 0.416

4 Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing 29 1: 23.917 0.671

5 Esteban Ocon Alpine 20 1: 24.263 1.017

6 Robert Kubica Alfa Romeo 28 1: 24.280 1.034

7 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 26 1: 24.502 1.256

8 Fernando Alonso Alpine 16 1: 24.539 1.293

9 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 24 1: 24.654 1.408

10 Lando Norris McLaren 27 1: 24.665 1.419

11 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 21 1: 24.770 1.524

12 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 24 1: 24.774 1.528

13 Nicholas Latifi Williams 23 1: 24.805 1.559

14 George Russell Williams 22 1: 25.083 1.837

15 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 32 1: 25.422 2.176

16 Nikita Mazepin Haas 23 1: 25.729 2.483

17 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 28 1: 25.763 2.517

18 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 28 1: 25.935 2.689

19 Mick Schumacher Haas 25 1: 26.012 2.766

20 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 14 1: 26.124 2.878


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