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The First Practice Session for the Italian GP: A Challenge for F1 Drivers

Charles Leclerc of Ferrari ended up in the first place in the full of incidents first practice session of Italian Grand Prix 2019.

Just before the change in a dry-weather slick tire by the drivers, the first crash was seen in the wet conditions between Kimi Raikkonen of Alfa Romeo and Sergio Perez of Racing Point. 

Ferrari’s Charles, coming straight from his maiden win at Belgium, was 0.306 seconds faster than Carlos Sainz who drives McLaren.

This race summoned at Monza by the F1 field was happening for 5 days in the shadow of the death of Anthoine Hubert, the Formula 2 driver, on the evening of Grand Prix at Belgium.

The First Practice Session for the Italian GP: A Challenge for F1 Drivers
The First Practice Session for the Italian GP: A Challenge for F1 Drivers

Many drivers were in shock and mourning on Hubert’s loss and acknowledged the risk attached to the racing and this shocking news alerted them of the same risk.

The parents of Norris felt sick after the incident and he said he’s not sure how to assure them there is nothing going to happen to him. He confessed while talking to the media that the crash was still in his head and he is in a huge dilemma on how to tell his parents that he is going to be just fine as always.

The wet track which arose the perfidious conditions for the drivers was due to the heavy storm which occurred the night before.

Though, even in this wet situation, Redbull’s Alexander Albon ended on 5th in his first-ever wet session. This racer got promoted from Turo Russo to Red Bull for the rest of the 9 races, while the team is busy in the assessment of a racer for the team for 2020 racing, and the racer is Max Verstappen. 

Although Verstappen ended on the 7th position, Valterri, who drives a Mercedes, ended up on 9th position, substantially slower than Hamilton by 1.8 seconds.

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