Event: Italian Grand Prix
Track: Monza Circuit

Several cars at the 'Temple of Speed' at Monza

Weather:  dry  25.8°C
Tarmac: dry  39.1°C
Humidity : 46.5%
Wind : 0.2 m/s E
Pressure: 996.1 bar

Not much happened in the first 15 minutes of the second practice of the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix. After 15 minutes Sergio Perez was fastest on the mediums with a 1:24.870 min, because only 10 drivers had set a lap time.

Halfway the session got red flagged when Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz crashed head-on in the Ascari chicane. The Spanish driver lost control of the SF21 when he probably went to early on the throttle coming out of turn 8. At that moment Sainz was only 17th and two places  behind his teammate Charles Leclerc.

It took 10 minutes before the session was restarted. The driver who had clocked the quickest lap time up till now was Red Bull driver Max Verstappen with a 1:23.754 on a set of Soft tyres. Perez was second (+0,436s) and third was Pierre Gasly (+1,328s) in the AlphaTauri also on Soft tyres.

In the end of the session both Mercedes drivers managed to beat Verstappen's time to get P1 and P2, with Hamilton on top. The surprise of the session was Alfa Romeo driver Robert Kubica who was 6th fastest.

Last year's fastest lap time of FP2 was a 1:20.192 min, driven by Lewis Hamilton with the Mercedes.

FP2 Times Table 2021 Italian GP

PNoDriverTeamLap Time1st GapLapsTyres
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:23,24625🔴S (C4)
277Valtteri BottasMercedes1:23,468+0,222s24🔴S (C4)
333Max VerstappenRed Bull1:23,662+0,416s23🟡M (C3)
411Sergio PérezRed Bull1:23,917+0,671s29🔴S (C4)
531Esteban OconAlpine1:24,263+1,017s20🔴S (C4)
688Robert KubicaAlfa Romeo1:24,280+1,034s28🔴S (C4)
799Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:24,502+1,256s26🔴S (C4)
814Fernando AlonsoAlpine1:24,539+1,293s16🔴S (C4)
910Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:24,654+1,408s24🔴S (C4)
104Lando NorrisMcLaren1:24,665+1,419s27🟡M (C3)
1116Charles LeclercFerrari1:24,770+1,524s21🟡M (C3)
123Daniel RicciardoMcLaren1:24,774+1,528s24🟡M (C3)
136Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:24,805+1,559s23🔴S (C4)
1463George RussellWilliams1:25,083+1,837s22🟡M (C3)
1522Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri1:25,422+2,176s32🟡M (C3)
169Nikita MazepinHaas1:25,729+2,483s23🟡M (C3)
1718Lance StrollAston Martin1:25,763+2,517s28🔴S (C4)
185Sebastian VettelAston Martin1:25,935+2,689s28⚪H (C2)
1947Mick SchumacherHaas1:26,012+2,766s25🟡M (C3)
2055Carlos Sainz Jr.Ferrari1:26,124+2,878s14🟡M (C3)


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4 F1 Fan comments on “Second Free Practice Results 2021 Italian F1 GP

  1. Linda

    How did Mazepin end up ahead of Lance & Seb?😱 Could someone explain to me please, just why they have this practice session? I just don't get it. They've already done the Qualies, so why practice after that's done & dusted? If I was an eco warrior, I would be banging on about 20 cars & their emissions for what seems to be a redundant session 🤔

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    • Leopold Post author

      It has to do with fuel levels Linda. They are not the same for everybody this session. Each team and driver has his own strategy. You are right, they probably will change it next year, so the 2nd practice will be on Friday.

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