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The defending world champion set the fastest time in the free practice ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher. The 24-year-old Red Bull driver and leader of this year’s title race clocked a best time of 1. 24.010 at the 5.793 Kilometer circuit at Monza. Also Read - Silver Lining in The Time of Coronavirus: 101-year-old Man Recovers From COVID-19 in Italy



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The McLaren driver topped the timesheet in the first practice, with team mate Jenson Button in second place, followed by Vettel and Webber for Red Bull. Adrian Sutil managed to clock fifth fastest timings in first of the two Force India’s followed by Vitaly Petrov in Renault. Karun Chandhok carrying out testing duties for Lotus managed to finish twentieth in front of HRT and Virgin racing cars.



Sebastian Vettel won his first F1 GP at Monza in 2009 on a wet track and is certainly the favourite to win at the fastest circuit of the calendar.  

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Vettel fastest in	 second free practice