McLaren dominates final training in Imola

On Saturday, McLaren dominated the turbulent final training for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in Imola on Sunday (3 p.m.) with two red flags. Oscar Piastri relegated his teammate Lando Norris, most recently the winner of the GP in Miami, to second place.

Behind them were the two Ferraris of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc. World Cup leader and defending champion Max Verstappen set the sixth fastest time. Qualifying for the seventh World Championship round begins at 4 p.m.

Slips by Alonso and Perez

The series of spins into the gravel bed continued in the final training session. Fernando Alonso lost control of his Aston Martin in the Rivazza and slid into the barriers, the session was temporarily interrupted.

The two-time world champion quickly gave the all-clear and was able to get out of his car on his own. Alonso was then compulsorily examined by a doctor.

A few minutes before the end of the one-hour session, Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez was also hit. The Mexican slipped into the gravel in the Alta variant and demolished the front wing of the Red Bull. Red flags were waved again, but the unit was restarted.

Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna in Imola

Third practice: 1. Oscar Piastri AUS McLaren 1:15.529 2. Lando Norris GBR McLaren + 0.300 3. Carlos Sainz ESP Ferrari 0.538 4. Charles Leclerc MON Ferrari 0.558 5. George Russell GBR Mercedes 0.566 6. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull 0.837 7 .Alexander Albon THA Williams 0.941 8. Esteban Ocon FRA Alpine 0.952 9. Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin 1.014 10. Niko Hülkenberg GER Haas 1.018 11. Daniel Ricciardo AUS RB 1.031 12. Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull 1.102 13. Yuki Tsunoda JPN 1.139 14. Valtteri Bottas FIN Kick Sauber 1,166 15. Logan Sargeant USA Williams 1,265 16. Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas 1,394 17. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 1,431 18. Fernando Alonso ESP Aston Martin 1,810 19. Pierre Gasly FRA Alpine 1,832 20. Zhou Guanyu CHN Kick Sauber 2.362 Second practice: 1. Charles Leclerc MON Ferrari 1:15.906 2. Oscar Piastri AUS McLaren + 0.192 3. Yuki Tsunoda JPN RB 0.380 4. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 0.391 5. George Russell GBR Mercedes 0.405 6. Carlos Sainz ESP Ferrari 0.517 7. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull 0.541 8. Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull 0.646 9. Niko Hülkenberg GER Haas 0.920 10. Fernando Alonso ESP Aston Martin 0.932 11. Daniel Ricciardo AUS RB 1.061 12. Lando Norris GBR McLaren 1.074 13. Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin 1,085 14. Esteban Ocon FRA Alpine 1,102 15. Pierre Gasly FRA Alpine 1,158 16. Valtteri Bottas FIN Kick Sauber 1,182 17. Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas 1,223 18. Alexander Albon THA Williams 1,229 19. Zhou Guanyu CHN Kick Sauber 1,700 20. Logan Sargeant USA Williams 1.942 First practice: 1. Charles Leclerc MON Ferrari 1:16.990 2. George Russell GBR Mercedes + 0.104 3. Carlos Sainz ESP Ferrari 0.130 4. Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull 0.243 5. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull 0.250 6. Yuki Tsunoda JPN RB 0.398 7. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 0.418 8. Lando Norris GBR McLaren 0.612 9. Oscar Piastri AUS McLaren 0.817 10. Fernando Alonso ESP Aston Martin 0.877 11. Pierre Gasly FRA Alpine 0.915 12. Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin 1.082 13. Daniel Ricciardo AUS RB 1,152 14. Esteban Ocon FRA Alpine 1,622 15. Oliver Bearman GBR Haas 1,677 16. Valtteri Bottas FIN Kick Sauber 1,837 17. Zhou Guanyu CHN Kick Sauber 2,139 18. Logan Sargeant USA Williams 2,911 19. Alexander Albon THA Williams 3,060 20 Niko Hülkenberg GER Haas 4,069

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