Massa heads very wet final practice

2017 Italian Grand Prix third practice

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Felipe Massa was quickest of the seven drivers who set times in a very wet final practice session for the Italian Grand Prix.

The start of the one-hour session was delayed for 44 minutes as heavy rain fell at the Monza circuit. Most drivers elected not to set times and limit the running on their wet weather tyres to save them for qualifying.

Lance Stroll made it a one-two for Williams at the top of the times, two-tenths of a second slower than his team mate.

The two Toro Rosso drivers were the first to set times. Carlos Sainz Jnr ended the session in fourth place behind Nico Hulkenberg. Jolyon Palmer and Marcus Ericsson were the other drivers to complete laps.

Pos.No.DriverCarBest lapGapLaps
119Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1’40.6604
218Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes1’40.8880.2284
327Nico HulkenbergRenault1’41.4910.8314
455Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso-Renault1’41.5150.8555
530Jolyon PalmerRenault1’44.3693.7094
69Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’44.7014.0413
726Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Renault1’45.0334.3734
83Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer
933Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer
105Sebastian VettelFerrari
117Kimi RaikkonenFerrari
1214Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Honda
132Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Honda
148Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari
1520Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari
1631Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes
1794Pascal WehrleinSauber-Ferrari
1877Valtteri BottasMercedes
1911Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes
2044Lewis HamiltonMercedes

Combined practice times

PosDriverCarFP1FP2Total laps
1Valtteri BottasMercedes1’21.9721’21.40657
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’21.5371’21.46253
3Sebastian VettelFerrari1’22.6521’21.54660
4Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’22.6891’21.80466
5Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’22.7491’22.40958
6Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’22.7421’22.75251
7Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Honda1’23.4651’22.94759
8Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Honda1’24.0151’22.96850
9Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes1’23.4001’22.97779
10Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1’23.5611’22.9851’40.660+17.67583
11Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso-Renault1’23.6801’23.1501’41.515+18.36548
12Nico HulkenbergRenault1’24.5421’23.2721’41.491+18.21935
13Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’23.3171’23.35280
14Jolyon PalmerRenault1’25.1661’23.3171’44.369+21.05259
15Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes1’23.9911’23.4031’40.888+17.48570
16Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’24.0791’23.56754
17Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’23.9731’23.65043
18Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Renault1’24.0121’24.2531’45.033+21.02159
19Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’25.6871’24.8941’44.701+19.80759
20Pascal WehrleinSauber-Ferrari1’25.2231’25.29553

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8 comments on “Massa heads very wet final practice”

  1. From all the possible seasons why did the risk of a rain-affected qualifying have to hit the one that followed technical regulation changes targeting significant lap time improvement from circuit to circuit? And more precisely why did it have hit qualifying day, and not only practice or race day, LOL?

    1. Montoya for the win.

      1. Or, the winds are for Montoya.

  2. It would be funny to see lance stroll on poll.

    1. Yup, but I wouldn’t mind that.

  3. Yes (@come-on-kubica)
    2nd September 2017, 11:20

    Williams finding some astonishing lap time. Not sure how the rest of the teams can match this.

  4. No point watching the rest of the weekend. Williams are clearly so far ahead that they’re going to take pole and the race win. The rest of the season will be just as boring.

  5. My dream finish for this race:

    1. PALMER
    2. STROLL
    3. KVYAT
    7. MASSA
    8. OCON
    9. ALONSO
    10. PEREZ

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