Runaway championship leader Max Verstappen lays down early marker for 10 Grand Prix wins in a row as Red Bull world champion goes fastest in Monza in Italian GP practice
Purple Bull are dominating the F1 time with Max Verstappen champion in waiting The Dutchman was quickest in exercise in Monza forward of the Italian Grand PrixLewis Hamilton ended the opening running of the weekend in eighth spot
Max Verstappen set down an early marker in his bid to get 10 consecutive races by placing the quickest time in exercise for the Italian Grand Prix.
The double earth champion edged out Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz by .046 seconds in Monza with Sergio Perez third in the other Crimson Bull.
Charles Leclerc finished fourth for Ferrari at the Italian team’s property function, 1 position forward of Mercedes’ George Russell, while Lewis Hamilton ended the opening functioning of the weekend in eighth.
Verstappen has dominated Formula A person this period – winning 11 of the 13 rounds so far – and will make heritage on Sunday if he racks up one more victory.
The Purple Bull driver – now 138 factors very clear in his pursuit of a third planet championship – is level with Sebastian Vettel on 9 wins and, on the evidence of apply, is poised to land nevertheless yet another earn and set a new document.
Crimson Bull are dominating and it was no unique in Monza as Max Verstappen went quickest
Verstappen is closing in on his 3rd earth championship having blown level of competition absent
Hamilton ended his lengthy-functioning deal saga in the establish-up to this weekend’s race by placing pen to paper on a new £50million-a-calendar year deal.
But the 7-time environment winner ended very first exercise 6 tenths again from Verstappen and a tenth adrift of workforce-mate Russell.
Ferrari have endured a very poor period, but confirmed early promise in entrance of their fanatical supporters at the Temple of Speed with Sainz and Leclerc 2nd and fourth respectively.
In other places, Fernando Alonso, who completed runner-up to Verstappen at last weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix, took sixth for Aston Martin, a single position ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris.
Second follow will get underneath way at 5pm area time (4pm BST).
Monza is Ferrari’s dwelling celebration but Charles Leclerc could only end fourth in first observe