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Italian GP F1 2021: Hamilton begins to impose conditions on Free Practice; Czech Prez finishes 10

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes did not wait a single day to start imposing its conditions on the Italian Grand Prix. The Englishman didn't even need

Italian GP F1 2021: Hamilton begins to impose conditions on Free Practice; Czech Prez finishes 10


Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes did not wait a single day to start imposing its conditions on the Italian Grand Prix. The Englishman didn’t even need the soft tires to get the best time from the first Free Practice session, as He only rolled with the hard compound and the medium, to settle into first place. Max Verstappen did use the softs to be used in the 11:00 am Classification. Checo Prez finished in 10 even though he got off to a good start.

Mercedes, supported by its latest engine evolution, which has an ‘intercooler’ that manages to cool the air more efficiently than the rest, seems to dominate at will in the Temple of Speed. Red Bull would have asked the FIA ​​for clarification in the form of a question, to see if they were limiting their use the way they are, but the federation has dismissed the matter.

In spite of everything, do not consider dead Verstappen, who usually gives his best on the single lap. It will be necessary to see if those of Adrian Newey have saved more than their rivals in this first round.

Stroll, Gasly and Vettel, head the middle zone

The Aston Martin, on a circuit where they can assert the virtues of the Mercedes engine and do not have the stability problems of the rear that they have dragged from the winter tests, they emerge on this particular track, with Lance Stroll in fourth place, followed by Gasly and Vettel.

Checo Prez still has trouble getting into the fastest, but it seems that Red Bull and the driver learned from past mistakes and they were among the first cars to hit the track to find less traffic and make your best time as soon as possible.

The Mexican will look for the best starting position in the Qualifying that will start at 11:00, Mexico time. It should be remembered that this Italian GP will be run under the new format that Formula 1 is testing, which will have a sprint race this Saturday.

Free Practice 1. Italian Grand Prix 2021

1 L. Hamilton Mercedes 1’20 “926 28

2 M. Verstappen Red Bull 1’21 “378 +00” 452 22

3 V. Bottas Mercedes 1’21 “451 +00” 525 29

4 L. Stroll Aston Martin 1’21 “676 +00” 750 23

5 P. Gasly AlphaTauri 1’21 “719 +00” 793 28

6 S. Vettel Aston Martin 1’21 “824 +00” 898 26

7 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1’21 “914 +00” 988 26

8 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1’21 “926 +01” 000 24

9 D. Ricciardo McLaren 1’22 “003 +01” 077 27

10 S. Perez Red Bull 1’22 “039 +01” 113 23

11 C. Leclerc Ferrari 1’22 “102 +01” 176 25

12 L. Norris McLaren 1’22 “103 +01” 177 27

13 A. Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1’22 “270 +01” 344 26

14 and. Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1’22 “530 +01” 604 31

15 E. Ocon Alpine 1’22 “534 +01” 608 27

16 R. Kubica Alfa Romeo 1’23 “009 +02” 083 28

17 G. Russell Williams 1’23 “092 +02” 166 31

18 N. Latifi Williams 1’23 “442 +02” 516 30

19 N. Mazepin Haas 1’23 “445 +02” 519 23

20 M. Schumacher Haas 1’23 “551 +02” 625 23

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