Monza: Mercedes juggernaut again run 1-2

Hamilton was happy with his pace
Hamilton was happy with his pace

The Mercedes juggernaut continued in practice session 2 at Monza for the Italian GP. This time it was Lewis Hamilton on top.

The reigning world champion turned a 1m22.801s on the super-soft tires to finish 0.193 seconds ahead of Rosberg.

Ferrari, running an updated engine in Italy powered Sebastian Vettel to a time just 0.453s off the pace in third.

His teammate Kimi Raikkonen was two tenths further back in fourth, ahead of the Red Bull duo of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

Fernando Alonso missed the opening part of the session while McLaren replaced a leaking connector.

But he got back out on track to set the seventh fastest time, 1.458s off the pace.


1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 22.801s
2. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 22.994s
3. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 23.254s
4. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 23.427s
5. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull-TAG 1m 23.732s
6. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull-TAG 1m 24.003s
7. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda 1m 24.259s
8. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams-Mercedes 1m 24.299s
9. Romain Grosjean FRA Haas-Ferrari 1m 24.516s
10. Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda 1m 24.549s
11. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams-Mercedes 1m 24.556s
12. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India-Mercedes 1m 24.587s
13. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes 1m 24.653s
14. Esteban Gutierrez MEX Haas-Ferrari 1m 24.674s
15. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari 1m 24.981s
16. Pascal Wehrlein GER Manor-Mercedes 1m 25.083s
17. Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 25.240s
18. Esteban Ocon FRA Manor-Mercedes 1m 25.275s
19. Kevin Magnussen DEN Renault-Renault 1m 25.555s
20. Daniil Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 25.614s
21. Felipe Nasr BRA Sauber-Ferrari 1m 25.643s
22. Jolyon Palmer GBR Renault-Renault 1m 25.833s

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