2020 F1 Tuscan GP Friday practice results, Bottas dominates

Valtteri Bottas dominated the opening day of Tuscan Grand Prix practice at Mugello on Friday for Mercedes, outpacing his world championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton.

2020 F1 Tuscan GP Friday practice results, Bottas dominates

In first practice, the inaugural official grand prix session outside of the F1 tests that have been held here previously, Bottas was fastest with a lap of 1m17.879s.

The Finn was 0.048s faster than Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc – using a new chassis this weekend – a further three tenths back in third as the celebration of the Scuderia’s 1000th GP began.

Hamilton was only fourth quickest in FP1, ahead of last weekend’s hero Pierre Gasly for AlphaTauri.

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In FP2, Bottas was on top again, lowering the fastest time to 1m16.989s, which was two tenths quicker than Hamilton. Verstappen was a quarter of a second off Bottas’s time, with his teammate Alex Albon in fourth – almost a second off the pace.

Renault was best of the rest, with Daniel Ricciardo outpacing Esteban Ocon. Gasly slipped to eighth, behind Racing Point’s Sergio Perez.

Lando Norris crashed his McLaren on the exit of Turn 3, swiping the front wing from the car as he swiped the concrete wall. The session was red flagged while his car was recovered.

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen also suffered spins, the latter tagged into his off at the first corner by Perez who had just left the pits. That also red flagged the session to clear debris.

Raikkonen outpaced both Ferraris, ending the day ninth fastest.

F1 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice 1 results

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Gap Interval km/h
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 33 1'17.879     242.453
2 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 32 1'17.927 0.048 0.048 242.303
3 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 27 1'18.186 0.307 0.259 241.501
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 28 1'18.409 0.530 0.223 240.814
5 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 30 1'18.676 0.797 0.267 239.996
6 France Esteban Ocon Renault Renault 28 1'18.805 0.926 0.129 239.604
7 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda 31 1'18.839 0.960 0.034 239.500
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 30 1'18.981 1.102 0.142 239.070
9 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 34 1'19.068 1.189 0.087 238.807
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault 25 1'19.140 1.261 0.072 238.589
11 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari 21 1'19.219 1.340 0.079 238.351
12 France Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 25 1'19.224 1.345 0.005 238.336
13 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 27 1'19.267 1.388 0.043 238.207
14 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari 28 1'19.322 1.443 0.055 238.042
15 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 33 1'19.457 1.578 0.135 237.637
16 United Kingdom George Russell Williams Mercedes 29 1'19.478 1.599 0.021 237.575
17 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 25 1'19.551 1.672 0.073 237.357
18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes 23 1'19.836 1.957 0.285 236.509
19 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point Mercedes 29 1'19.840 1.961 0.004 236.497
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 32 1'20.034 2.155 0.194 235.924

F1 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice 2 results

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Gap Interval km/h
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 28 1'16.989     245.255
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 29 1'17.196 0.207 0.207 244.598
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 25 1'17.235 0.246 0.039 244.474
4 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 28 1'17.971 0.982 0.736 242.166
5 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault 32 1'18.039 1.050 0.068 241.955
6 France Esteban Ocon Renault Renault 29 1'18.115 1.126 0.076 241.720
7 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point Mercedes 34 1'18.198 1.209 0.083 241.463
8 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 30 1'18.244 1.255 0.046 241.322
9 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari 38 1'18.385 1.396 0.141 240.887
10 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 27 1'18.400 1.411 0.015 240.841
11 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes 37 1'18.462 1.473 0.062 240.651
12 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 39 1'18.498 1.509 0.036 240.541
13 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 32 1'18.651 1.662 0.153 240.073
14 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 9 1'18.658 1.669 0.007 240.051
15 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda 33 1'18.736 1.747 0.078 239.814
16 United Kingdom George Russell Williams Mercedes 33 1'18.843 1.854 0.107 239.488
17 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari 35 1'18.944 1.955 0.101 239.182
18 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 31 1'18.983 1.994 0.039 239.064
19 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 32 1'19.113 2.124 0.130 238.671
20 France Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 5 1'19.257 2.268 0.144 238.237

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