Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest lap of the Italian Grand Prix during his pursuit of Sebastian Vettel at the end of the race.
The Red Bull driver was able to run the super-soft tyres during his final stint while most other drivers were on harder rubber. His time was 2.3 seconds shy of the race lap record, set in 2004 when in-race refuelling and tyre war rubber meant race lap times were much quicker.
But the year-on-year improvement in lap time gives another indication that the cars were capable of breaking the all-time record for the fastest lap of any circuit at Monza this weekend. Wet conditions during final practice and qualifying meant we never got to see just how fast they could go, but Friday’s practice times also indicated record-breaking pace was possible.
Juan Pablo Montoya’s record is safe for another year, but if the weather is better next season it will surely fall to someone.
2017 Italian Grand Prix lap times
All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded). Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and toggle drivers using the control below:
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2017 Italian Grand Prix fastest laps
Each driver’s fastest lap:
|Rank||Driver||Car||Fastest lap||Gap||On lap|
|1||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1’23.361||49|
|5||Max Verstappen||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1’24.351||0.990||48|
|6||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes||1’24.968||1.607||48|
|11||Esteban Ocon||Force India-Mercedes||1’25.652||2.291||53|
|14||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso-Renault||1’25.894||2.533||43|
|17||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Toro Rosso-Renault||1’26.210||2.849||46|
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