The third session of practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza saw Lewis Hamilton take the fastest time, but his lap was only a thousandth of a second quicker than Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari, while Paul di Resta, who has a five-place grid penalty to serve, was third fastest, ahead of Felipe Massa and Jenson Button. Nico Rosberg was next ahead of Sergio Perez, who stopped out on the track, Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Hulkenberg and Pastor Maldonado. It was not a good morning for Red Bull Racing, with Mark Webber 11th and Sebastian Vettel 12th, the latter also stopping out on the circuit. Bruno Senna was 13th with Michael Schumacher, Kamui Kobayashi, Daniel Ricciardo, Jerome d’Ambrosio, Jean-Eric Vergne and then the usual six small fries chasing behind.
The Q sessions will be interesting.