The Tifosi come to Monza to see red, Ferrari red, go fastest. But they got to see silver – Mercedes Silver Arrows – top the times in Friday morning's Free Practice 1 for the Italian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton was quickest in the session in his Mercedes, but at least Fernando Alonso was second in the Ferrari. More silver was in third – Nico Rosberg/Mercedes – followed by Sebastian Vettel in the blue/purple Red Bull and Kimi Raikkonen in the black Lotus.
Rookie Max Chilton (Marussia) was the first driver to head out onto the famed straight of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
The ambient air temperature at the start of the 90-minute session was 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius),...
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