Max starts Tuscan GP weekend well with P2 and 32 completed laps

Published on 11 September 2020 by Stefan Meens

Max Verstappen completed 32 laps and clocked the second fastest lap during the opening practice session of the Tuscan Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) was quickest in the first ever Grand Prix hosted at Mugello. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, completed the top three.

Whilst several riders at the start of the session opt to run the medium tyre, Max choses the hard Pirelli compound for his first laps of Mugello. Nevertheless, Max is quickest after half an hour. Both Hamilton and Leclerc, in second and third place, set their times on the mediums.

Just after the halfway mark, most of the drivers continue on the soft tyres. Bottas is quickest, followed by Max and Leclerc.

In the final fifteen minutes, most drivers attempt another run on red-walled soft Pirellis, but it doesn’t lead to any changes at the top of the leaderboards.

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Results first free practice Tuscany:

1Valtteri BottasBOTMercedes1:17.879 33
2Max VerstappenVERRed Bull Racing Honda1:17.927+0.048s32
3Charles LeclercLECFerrari1:18.186+0.307s27
4Lewis HamiltonHAMMercedes1:18.409+0.530s28
5Pierre GaslyGASAlphaTauri Honda1:18.676+0.797s30
6Esteban OconOCORenault1:18.805+0.926s28
7Daniil KvyatKVYAlphaTauri Honda1:18.839+0.960s31
8Lando NorrisNORMcLaren Renault1:18.981+1.102s30
9Alexander AlbonALBRed Bull Racing Honda1:19.068+1.189s34
10Daniel RicciardoRICRenault1:19.140+1.261s25
11Kimi RäikkönenRAIAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari1:19.219+1.340s21
12Romain GrosjeanGROHaas Ferrari1:19.224+1.345s25
13Sebastian VettelVETFerrari1:19.267+1.388s27
14Antonio GiovinazziGIOAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari1:19.322+1.443s28
15Carlos SainzSAIMcLaren Renault1:19.457+1.578s33
16George RussellRUSWilliams Mercedes1:19.478+1.599s29
17Kevin MagnussenMAGHaas Ferrari1:19.551+1.672s25
18Lance StrollSTRRacing Point BWT Mercedes1:19.836+1.957s23
19Sergio PerezPERRacing Point BWT Mercedes1:19.840+1.961s29
20Nicholas LatifiLATWilliams Mercedes1:20.034+2.155s32