Emilia-Romagna GP: Piastri shows up

Emilia-Romagna GP: Piastri shows up

This Saturday, Australian Oscar Piastri (McLaren) set the best time in the third free practice session of the Formula 1 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

The McLaren team shows up. This Saturday, early in the afternoon, on the Imola circuit in Italy, Australian Oscar Piastri set the best time in the third and final free practice session of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, seventh. round of the 2024 season of the Formula 1 world championship. McLaren even achieves the double, to the extent that the Briton Lando Norris, winner two weeks ago, on the Miami side, fails in second place, three tenths behind .

Behind this duo, we find the two Ferraris, who confirm their good form displayed this Friday. The Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr. set the third best time of the day, while the Monegasque Charles Leclerc followed just behind, in fourth place. As for the top 5, it is completed by the Briton George Russell, at the wheel of his Mercedes. As for the two Frenchmen from Alpine, Esteban Ocon set the eighth best time, while Pierre Gasly finished in 19th and penultimate place.

Two red flags were brought out

This session was particularly eventful, to the extent that the red flag was brought out twice, due to leaving the track. Midway through the session, it was the Spaniard Fernando Alonso, at the wheel of his Aston Martin, who lost control. Five minutes from the end of this session, It was then the Mexican Sergio Perez who made a mistake, at the wheel of his Red Bullthen causing a second and final red flag to come out.

This final red flag put a damper on the ambition of some, who still had the ambition to do well at the end of the session. This session was therefore particularly truncated, with the hierarchy more upset than ever, since certain drivers were unable to complete a final fast lap on soft compounds. From 4:00 p.m. the qualifying session will take place.

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