Formula 1: Piastri, Norris quickest in FP3


The ultra-quick McLaren duo of Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris made their stack at the top of the time sheets Friday as teams completed the final Free Practice of the weekend prior to this afternoons qualifying session. Piastri, 2nd in FP2, interrupted the Ferrari dominance of the weekend setting a lap time over four tenths quicker than LeClerc’s fastest FP2 time. The pair of Ferrari drivers were not far behind though, slotting themselves in 3rd and 4th respectively.

Fernando Alonso was responsible for the first red flag of the day as the Spaniard crashed heavily as he navigated his Aston Martin through Rivazza. Although he emerged unharmed, the same could not be said about his car which will need extension repairs in preparation for the remainder of the weekend.

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Red Bull continued their struggles in the Italian countryside with Max Verstappen unable to improve past 6th on the sheets while teammate Sergio Perez ended his day in the barriers in turn 15, bringing out the second of two red flags during the final practice session.

Teams will recover and prepare for qualifying this afternoon at 16:00 local time, tune in for all the action as we continue our coverage.

Free Practice 1 Report: CLICK HERE

Free Practice 2 Report: CLICK HERE


DateSessionTime (Local Circuit)
May 17thPractice 113:30 – 14:30
Practice 216:00 – 17:00
May 18thPractice 312:30 – 13:30
Qualifying16:00 – 17:00
May 19thRace15:00

Free Practice Three Results

181Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:15.52915
24Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:15.8290.300s15
355Carlos SainzFERRARI1:16.0670.538s22
416Charles LeclercFERRARI1:16.0870.558s20
563George RussellMERCEDES1:16.0950.566s16
61Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:16.3660.837s21
723Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:16.4700.941s14
831Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:16.4810.952s19
918Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:16.5431.014s24
1027Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:16.5471.018s15
113Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:16.5601.031s15
1211Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:16.6311.102s18
1322Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:16.6681.139s14
1477Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:16.6951.166s15
152Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:16.7941.265s16
1620Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:16.9231.394s12
1744Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:16.9601.431s16
1814Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:17.3391.810s10
1910Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:17.3611.832s17
2024Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:17.8912.362s15