10:00 – After a few delays, I’m informed by my engineer that Qualifying has been cancelled due to the weaher conditions, and I am to drive the car back to the support paddock. On the way back, I had half a chance to sample the conditions, I didn’t think it was too bad until I got onto the back straight before Ascari. With such bad spray, i could hardly see the car which was 100 meters ahead, despite driving at less than half our usual speed.
11:00 – I’m informed that the grid for Race 1 will be set by FP1 results rather than championship standings. I’m hugely disappointed as I was blocked on my quickest lap and have to start 15th on the grid. Anything is possible at Monza though, especially in torrential rain, so I’m looking forward to the race.
13:00 – Lunch with the team in the GP3/F2 Hospitality. Faced with the difficult choice of getting an ice-cream or looking like a professional racing driver…I went with the option of looking the part.