The Scuderia Ferrari cars didn’t appear in the top 10 throughout the three-day weekend at Spa and after the first practice session at Monza that was also true. Charles Leclerc finished a tow-assisted 11th in the opening session, whereas Sebastian Vettel was all the way down between the two Williams cars in 19th.
The four-time champion certainly expected better this afternoon, but to what extent will Ferrari as a whole be able to move forward from the middle of the midfield? Things seemed to improve a little bit for the Maranello team in the second practice session at Monza, but still far from where the Italian side should be.
Scuderia Ferrari Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc finished in P9, while Sebastian Vettel improved to 12th in second practice but nearly ended his session in the barriers after spinning his Ferrari at the first of the Lesmos, an accident that was almost mirrored by Leclerc as both drivers struggled to tame their tricky SF1000s.
The Italian outfit is expecting another difficult weekend at its home race after its struggles at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Here are the complete results from the second practice (FP2) session at Monza, near Milan in Italy.
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.192
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.262
Lando Norris McLaren +0.897
Pierre Gasly Alpha Tauri +0.929
Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing +1.036
Carlos Sainz McLaren +1.121
Daniil Kvyat Alpha Tauri +1.184
Lance Stroll Racing Point +1.197
Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.311
Sergio Perez Racing Point +1.402
Esteban Ocon Renault +1.505
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.541
Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +1.594
Alex Albon Red Bull Racing +1.691
Daniel Ricciardo Renault +1.888
Kevin Magnussen Haas +1.896
Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo +1.955
Romain Grosjean Haas +2.062
Nicholas Latifi Williams +2.633
George Russell Williams +2.735