Lewis Hamilton comfortably took pole position at Monza ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg and the two Mercedes drivers.
Only one of Mercedes’ rivals managed to lap within a second of the flying W07s in the final practice session for the Italian Grand Prix.
Having fallen behind Red Bull, the long straights of Monza saw Ferrari out-pace their closest rivals on Friday. And they may be closer to Mercedes too.
Is the Italian Grand Prix going to be another Mercedes walkover? Or will Ferrari fight back at home? It’s time to make your predictions.
Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix but Sebastian Vettel got within half a second of his time.
Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on top in the first practice session at Monza as the team were among few to run the super-soft tyres in the first session.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix.
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Pictures from the build-up to the 2016 Italian Grand Prix which began with Felipe Massa announcing his retirement in a press conference at Williams.
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Don’t miss any of the 2016 Italian Grand Prix sessions – here are the times for all of this weekend’s action plus the IndyCar and WEC races.