An update from free practice at the Italian Grand Prix as the Bulls take to Monza.
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is a lovely place to come racing. Set within Monza’s Royal Park, with the foothills of the Alps framed in the background at the end of the main straight, this is one of motorsport’s great locations.
But it was a rather damp start to this year's Italian Grand Prix with heavy rain ahead of Free Practice One resulting in a wet surface for the opening session of the weekend.
The tricky conditions caught out several drivers, most notably Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Räikkönen and Racing Point’s Sergio Pérez who both spun off track and into the wall.
Both Bulls managed to make it through the first session unscathed despite the conditions. Alex completing 19 laps with a best time of 1:29.025 putting him P5. Meanwhile Max got through 11 laps with a best time of 1:30.100 finishing P7.
The track was dry for the start of Free Practice Two and there was plenty of high speed action during the first 30 minutes of the session.
The rain was intermittent for the remainder of FP2 which kept all of the drivers on their toes. Max managed 29 laps with a best time of 1:21.350 for P5. Meanwhile Alex completed 30 laps with a best time of 1:21.589 for P6.
Saturday morning saw a completley dry Free Practice Three as the Bulls took to the track for the first session of the day. Max finished the session in P2 posting a 1:20.326 from 11 laps. Alex who set a 1:20.827 putting him P8 after 17 laps.