Sainz shades Norris as Perez ends second practice in gravel
Sainz set the fastest time in qualifying at the Monza circuit, narrowly beating his former teammate Norris by just 0.019 seconds on his second low-fuel run. Perez from Red Bull secured the third position but had a high-speed spin through the gravel and hit the barriers. Piastri finished in fourth ahead of Verstappen, who was frustrated by traffic during his qualifying simulation. Leclerc was sixth, Alonso and Russell finished in seventh and ninth respectively. Hamilton had a setup change and was only 17th, while Stroll’s car came to a sudden halt, causing a red flag. Perez also spun, resulting in the second red flag.