Vettel fastest for Ferrari in final practice for Monaco GP

CFruQ-rW8AA8lopSebastian Vettel topped Saturday morning’s third and final practice session in Monaco, but it was mixed fortunes for Ferrari after Kimi Raikkonen swiped the barriers exiting Sainte Devote midway through the hour, putting him and his car out of the session.

The Mercedes of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were second and third fastest, both within six tenths of a second of Vettel, followed by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz, and the luckless Raikkonen, who punctured his left-rear tyre in his impact with the wall.

Max Verstappen was the only other driver to make significant contact with the barriers, taking a rear wing endplate off his Toro Rosso after losing the back end through the final Anthony Noghes turn.

The Dutch rookie finished the hour ninth fastest, nonetheless, trailing Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat in seventh and Jenson Button, an encouraging eighth for McLaren.

Monaco Grand Prix Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:16.143 Leader Leader 26
2 6 Nico Roseberg 1:16.361 -0.218 -0.218 29
3 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:16.705 -0.562 -0.344 29
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:17.120 -0.977 -0.415 24
5 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:17.256 -1.113 -0.136 37
6 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:17.401 -1.258 -0.145 10
7 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:17.471 -1.328 -0.070 26
8 22 Jenson Button 1:17.767 -1.624 -0.296 27
9 33 Max Verstappen 1:17.788 -1.645 -0.021 22
10 8 Romain Grojean 1:17.806 -1.663 -0.018 26
11 11 Sergio Perez 1:17.832 -1.689 -0.026 29
12 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:17.956 -1.813 -0.124 26
13 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:18.102 -1.959 -0.146 30
14 14 Fernando Alonso 1:18.197 -2.054 -0.095 24
15 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:18.212 -2.069 -0.015 27
16 19 Felipe Massa 1:18.242 -2.099 -0.030 30
17 12 Felipe Nasr 1:18.767 -2.624 -0.525 36
18 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:19.269 -3.126 -0.502 36
19 28 Will Stevens 1:21.093 -4.950 -1.824 30
20 98 Roberto Merhi 1:22.225 -6.082 -1.132 29

 

 

 

 

 

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