Soon to be 2020 F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton turned the fastest lap in the one and only practice session for what is dubbed the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, i.e. Imola. Nestled in the heart of Emilia-Romagna, Imola last hosted a race back in April 2006 and this weekend F1 is testing a 2-day weekend format.
Hamilton’s lap of 1m14.726s was 0.297s faster than Max Verstappen, who was 2nd for Red Bull.
Valtteri Bottas was 3rd quick in the 2nd Mercedes, 1/2 second off the pace.
Pierre Gasly was 4th for AlphaTauri Honda while Charles Leclerc was 5th for Ferrari – almost a full second off the pace – those two going for late, late runs on the soft compound tire.
Renault drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon were pushing each other close in sixth and seventh while Kvyat, Albon and Stroll rounded out the top 10.
|2||Max Verstappen||NED||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||1m15.023s|
|4||Pierre Gasly||FRA||Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda||1m15.633s|
|5||Charles Leclerc||MON||Scuderia Ferrari||1m15.688s|
|6||Daniel Ricciardo||AUS||Renault F1 Team||1m15.839s|
|7||Esteban Ocon||FRA||Renault F1 Team||1m15.945s|
|8||Daniil Kvyat||RUS||Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda||1m15.966s|
|9||Alexander Albon||THA||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||1m16.061s|
|10||Lance Stroll||CAN||BWT Racing Point F1 Team||1m16.082s|
|11||Sergio Perez||MEX||BWT Racing Point F1 Team||1m16.109s|
|12||Sebastian Vettel||GER||Scuderia Ferrari||1m16.217s|
|13||Romain Grosjean||FRA||Haas F1 Team||1m16.550s|
|14||Carlos Sainz||SPA||McLaren F1 Team||1m16.560s|
|15||Antonio Giovinazzi||ITA||Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen||1m16.564s|
|16||Lando Norris||GBR||McLaren F1 Team||1m16.671s|
|17||Kimi Raikkonen||FIN||Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen||1m16.684s|
|18||George Russell||GBR||Williams Racing||1m16.780s|
|19||Kevin Magnussen||DEN||Haas F1 Team||1m17.060s|
|20||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||Williams Racing||1m17.779s|