Hamilton quickest in opening practice for Monaco GP

CFhR0gVVEAAVIuqReigning world champion Lewis Hamilton topped Thursday morning’s opening practice for the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2015, lapping the famous street circuit just 0.149s faster than Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen, who is competing here for the very first time.

In a closely contested session which saw the track improve significantly towards the end, Daniel Ricciardo was third for Red Bull ahead of the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel. Carlos Sainz was fifth for Toro Rosso, followed by the Lotus of Pastor Maldonado and the second Red Bull of Daniil Kvyat.

Kimi Raikkonen finished up eighth for Ferrari, with last year’s winner Nico Rosberg ninth for Mercedes and the Williams of Felipe Massa completing the top ten, all of who were covered by little more than a second.

Monaco Grand Prix First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:18.750 Leader Leader 49
2 33 Max Verstappen 1:18.899 -0.149 -0.149 42
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:19.086 -0.336 -0.187 27
4 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:19.134 -0.384 -0.048 31
5 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:19.245 -0.495 -0.111 40
6 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:19.454 -0.704 -0.209 35
7 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:19.520 -0.770 -0.066 33
8 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:19.679 -0.929 -0.159 31
9 6 Nico Roseberg 1:19.762 -1.012 -0.083 47
10 19 Felipe Massa 1:19.766 -1.016 -0.004 32
11 14 Fernando Alonso 1:19.791 -1.041 -0.025 28
12 22 Jenson Button 1:20.202 -1.452 -0.411 15
13 8 Romain Grojean 1:20.274 -1.524 -0.072 34
14 11 Sergio Perez 1:20.619 -1.869 -0.345 35
15 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:20.784 -2.034 -0.165 34
16 12 Felipe Nasr 1:20.857 -2.107 -0.073 24
17 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:20.917 -2.167 -0.060 36
18 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:21.219 -2.469 -0.302 25
19 28 Will Stevens 1:23.234 -4.484 -2.015 28
20 98 Roberto Merhi 1:23.404 -4.654 -0.170 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

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