Lewis Hamilton kept Mercedes at the top of the timesheets on Saturday morning at Monza, but team mate Nico Rosberg suffered a gearbox issue which prevented him from even setting a time. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was second quickest, with Williams duo Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa taking third and fourth respectively ahead of McLaren’s Jenson Button and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel
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With conditions being dry and reasonably warm in FP1, and warmer still in FP2, everybody got their hard and medium tyre work, and their aero assessments, done in two Monza sessions that were curiously devoid of major drama. Some had trouble getting the tyres to temperature quickly, others did not, while some believe warm weather in the race could lead to the risk of blistering and possible two-stop strategies. We take a team-by-team look at the early progress in Italy
Nico Rosberg headed Lewis Hamilton for a Mercedes one-two in the second practice session in Italy on Friday afternoon, while Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso gave the tifosi something to cheer by taking third and fourth for Ferrari. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas beat McLaren’s Jenson Button and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel to fifth, as less than one second covered the top 11 drivers
Lewis Hamilton fastest in opening practice for Italian Grand Prix ahead of Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton made the perfect start to the Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2014 by going comfortably fastest in the opening practice session at Monza on Friday morning. McLaren’s Jenson Button was second quickest, having topped the timesheet before Hamilton’s late flyer, with Nico Rosberg in the sister Mercedes third. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel completed the top five
In a relatively quiet news day in Monza yesterday, McLaren’s Jenson Button took issue with suggestions by Lotus’s Romain Grosjean that Fernando Alonso is the key to the 2015 driver market, for the simple reason that he doesn’t believe the Spaniard will leave Ferrari ahead of his contract expiry. It’s no secret that Button’s seat in the Woking team isn’t safe
Kimi Raikkonen is expecting Ferrari’s power disadvantage to be fully exposed in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix
Monza ist für Ferrari das wichtigste Rennen des Jahres, doch Kimi Räikkönen macht den Fans keine großen Hoffnungen.
Alonso: “Il podio di Monza è il più bello, voglio risalirci” Lo spagnolo della Ferrari spera in un bel fine settimana: “Stare sospesi in aria sul rettilineo pieno di tifosi è unico nel Mondiale. Siamo realisti, questa è una pista di motore dove siamo carenti ma ci proviamo. Il contratto?