Both Scuderia Ferrari cars both spun in the second practice session at the Mugello Circuit, as Charles Leclerc failed to replicate the promising pace from his start to the team’s milestone weekend. The Monegasque was the first driver to spin, at Turn 12, as he went around in his Ferrari into the gravel, ruining an early lap. Sebastian Vettel also stopped on track at the end of the eventful session with a mechanical failure, citing an engine problem.
Charles Leclerc’s disappearance from the sharp end of the timesheet – he finished 10th in the lead Ferrari in P2 – meant F1 2020’s usual big-hitters formed the top three, with Bottas enjoying a perfect start to the first-ever Tuscan GP.
P2 then finished with Sebastian Vettel pulling off to the side of the track as the chequered flag waved, which was a disappointing end to an up-and-down day for Ferrari, celebrating their 1000th F1 race this weekend.
Later Scuderia Ferrari confirmed that “Sebastian’s car stopped at the side of the track because of a trivial electrical fault that has already been fixed” – which means that no power unit penalty nor problems for tomorrow.