Lewis Hamilton WINS his first race of the 2016 season with a sensational drive

CjoURj7WEAE30L3The Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco started behind the safety car in wet conditions, but was run mainly in glorious sunshine with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton narrowly defeating Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo after an epic battle around the streets of Monte Carlo.

Strategy – and a bungled pit stop from Red Bull – proved decisive. As the early rain eased, polesitter Ricciardo pitted first for intermediate tyres, while Hamilton chose to stay out until conditions improved enough for slick rubber.

Ricciardo had enough time in hand to make a further stop and regain his lead, but when he arrived at his garage, a miscommunication meant Red Bull had no tyres ready for him and the Australian was stationary for a very costly 13.6s. He rejoined just behind the world champion, a position on which he was never able to improve.

Sergio Perez took his sixth career podium with third place, after an inspired decision from Force India to switch him early to the hardest of the dry tyres. That allowed the Mexican to finish just ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Fernando Alonso secured McLaren’s best result of 2016 to date with a distant fifth place, while a very cautious Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg lost sixth place on the final straight to Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, with his championship lead over Hamilton reduced by 19 points as a result.

Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz, McLaren’s Jenson Button and Williams’ Felipe Massa completed the top ten.

With rain heavy ahead of lights-out, racing finally began on lap eight, with Ricciardo making an excellent start to pull clear of the two Mercedes. Behind him, Renault’s Jolyon Palmer was the first victim of the tricky conditions, losing his Renault over the white lines on the start-finish straight, spearing into the wall and coming to a halt in the Ste Devote run-off.

Next to go was Kimi Raikkonen, who slid straight into the barriers coming into the hairpin on lap 11, immediately after the virtual safety car prompted by Palmer’s shunt had been with withdrawn. The Finn broke off his front wing and dragged it under his Ferrari all the way to the chicane before pulling off. In the process he almost forced Haas’s Romain Grosjean into the wall – the stewards will investigate post-race.

Daniil Kvyat’s race started with power issues on his Toro Rosso that put him a lap down before the safety car pulled in, but ended in the wall at Rascasse on Lap 21 after a bungled passing attempt on Renault’s Kevin Magnussen, with whom he had already tangled through the swimming pool section. Again, stewards are investigating. Magnussen retired a few laps later after taking his front wing off against the barriers at Mirabeau.

Max Verstappen went from Spain hero to Monaco zero with his third crash of the weekend, putting his Red Bull into the wall at Massenet on lap 35.

Felipe Nasr retired with smoke inside his Sauber on lap 52, shortly after he and team mate Marcus Ericsson had needlessly collided at Rascasse, the Swede making a late dive for the inside shortly after the Brazilian had been ordered to let him by. Ericsson also ended his race in the pits a few laps later. Stewards are investigating the intra-team incident.

Monaco Grand Prix Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Behind Status Points
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 78 Leader Running 25
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo 78 -7.252 Running 18
3 11 Sergio Perez 78 -13.825 Running 15
4 5 Sebastian Vettel 78 -15.846 Running 12
5 14 Fernando Alonso 78 -1:25.076 Running 10
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg 78 -1:32.999 Running 8
7 6 Nico Roseberg 78 -1:33.290 Running 6
8 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 77 -1 Lap Running 4
9 22 Jenson Button 77 -1 Lap Running 2
10 19 Felipe Massa 77 -1 Lap Running 1
11 77 Valtteri Bottas 77 -1 Lap Running 0
12 21 Esteban Gutierrez 77 -1 Lap Running 0
13 8 Romain Grosjean 76 -2 Laps Running 0
14 94 Pascal Wehrlein 76 -2 Laps Running 0
15 88 Rio Haryanto 74 -4 Laps Running 0
16 9 Marcus Ericsson 51 -27 Laps Retired 0
17 12 Felipe Nasr 48 -30 Laps Retired 0
18 33 Max Verstappen 34 -44 Laps Retired 0
19 20 Kevin Magnussen 32 -46 Laps Retired 0
20 26 Daniil Kvyat 18 -60 Laps Retired 0
21 7 Kimi Raikkonen 10 -68 Laps Retired 0
22 30 Jolyon Palmer 7 -71 Laps Retired 0

 

Drivers Championship
After Race 6 of the 2016 season at Monaco Grand Prix
Pos. Car # Driver Team Wins Points Behind Gap
1 6 Nico Roseberg Mercedes 4 106 Leader Leader
2 44 Lewis Hamiton Mercedes 1 82 -24 -24
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 0 66 -40 -16
4 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 0 61 -45 -5
5 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0 60 -46 -1
6 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1 38 -68 -22
7 19 Felipe Massa William-Mercedes 0 37 -69 -1
8 77 Valtteri Bottas William-Mercedes 0 29 -77 -8
9 11 Sergio Perez Force india-Mercedes 0 23 -83 -6
10 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 22 -84 -1
11 8 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 0 22 -84 0
12 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 0 18 -88 -4
13 55 Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 16 -90 -2
14 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 0 14 -92 -2
15 20 Kevin Magnussen Renault 0 6 -100 -8
16 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 0 5 -101 -1
17 47 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 0 1 -105 -4
18 21 Esteban Gutierrez Haas-Ferrari 0 0 -106 -1
19 30 Jolyon Palmer Renault 0 0 -106 0
20 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 -106 0
21 94 Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 0 0 -106 0
22 12 Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 -106 0
23 88 Rio Haryanto MRT-Mercedes 0 0 -106 0

 

Constructors Championship
After Race 6 of the 2016 season at Monaco Grand Prix
Pos. Team Wins Points Behind Gap
1 Mercedes 5 188 Leader Leader
2 Ferrari 0 121 -67 -67
3 Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1 112 -76 -9
4 Williams-Mercedes 0 66 -122 -46
8 Haas-Ferrari 0 37 -151 -29
6 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 30 -158 -7
7 McLaren-Honda 0 24 -164 -6
5 Force India-Mercedes 0 22 -166 -2
9 Renault 0 6 -182 -16
10 Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 -188 -6
11 Manor-Mercedes 0 0 -188 0

 

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Nico Rosberg wins his third Monaco GP in a row as Mercedes costs Hamilton victory

CFxpTupW0AAF-_TNico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third year in a row on Sunday, after a late strategy error demoted Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton from first to third behind the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.

Starting from pole, Hamilton had dominated proceedings up until lap 64, when the safety car was deployed following a heavy shunt for Max Verstappen at Ste Devote. With the world champion leading by around 20s, Mercedes decided there was enough time for a precautionary extra pit stop.

They were wrong. Hamilton emerged from the pit lane marginally behind Vettel, with Rosberg already heading the queue behind the safety car. When racing resumed, Rosberg cleared off into the distance, while Hamilton could do nothing to overhaul the Ferrari, despite his fresher tyres.

Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo came home fourth and fifth respectively for Red Bull’s best result of the season, followed by the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen and the Force India of Sergio Perez.

Eighth place went to Jenson Button, securing the first points of McLaren’s revived Honda partnership, with Sauber’s Felipe Nasr ninth and Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz – who started from the pit lane – completing the top ten.

Verstappen escaped serious injury in his accident, triggered when he misjudged an attempted pass on Romain Grosjean and hit the rear of the Lotus before plunging into the Turn 1 barriers. Max Verstappen handed 5-place grid penalty for CanadianGP. Deemed responsible in Grosjean collision.

Monaco Grand Prix Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Behind Status Points
1 6 Nico Roseberg 78 Leader Running 25
2 5 Sebastian Vettel 78 -4.4 Running 18
3 44 Lewis Hamiton 78 -6.0 Running 15
4 26 Daniil Kvyat 78 -11.9 Running 12
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo 78 -13.6 Running 10
6 7 Kimi Raikkonen 78 -14.3 Running 8
7 11 Sergio Perez 78 -15.0 Running 6
8 22 Jenson Button 78 -16.0 Running 4
9 12 Felipe Nasr 78 -23.6 Running 2
10 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 78 -25.0 Running 1
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg 78 -26.2 Running 0
12 8 Romain Grojean 78 -28.4 Running 0
13 9 Marcus Ericsson 78 -31.1 Running 0
14 77 Valtteri Bottas 78 -45.7 Running 0
15 19 Felipe Massa 77 -1 Lap Running 0
16 98 Roberto Merhi 76 -2 Laps Running 0
17 28 Will Stevens 76 -2 Laps Running 0
18 33 Max Verstappen 62 -16 Laps Retired 0
19 14 Fernando Alonso 41 -37 Laps Retired 0
20 13 Pastor Maldonado 5 -73 Laps Retired 0

 

Drivers Championship
After Race 6 of the 2015 season at Monaco Grand Prix
Pos. Car # Driver Team Wins Points Behind
1 44 L. Hamiton Mercedes 3 126 Leader
2 6 N. Roseberg Mercedes 2 116 -10
3 5 S. Vettel Ferrari 1 98 -28
4 7 K. Raikkonen Ferrari 0 60 -66
5 77 V. Bottas William-Mercedes 0 42 -84
6 19 F. Massa William-Mercedes 0 39 -87
7 3 D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 35 -91
8 26 D. Kvyat Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 17 -109
9 12 Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 0 16 -110
10 8 R. Grojean Lotus-Mercedes 0 16 -110
11 11 S. Perez Force india-Mercedes 0 11 -115
12 55 C. Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 0 9 -117
13 27 N. Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 0 6 -120
14 33 M. Verstappen Toro Rosso 0 6 -120
15 9 M. Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 0 5 -121
16 22 J. Button McLaren-Honda 0 4 -122
17 14 F. Alonso McLaren-Honda 0 0 -126
18 98 R. Merhi Marussis-Ferrari 0 0 -126
19 28 W. Stevens Marussis-Ferrari 0 0 -126
20 13 P. Maldonado Lotus-Mercedes 0 0 -126
21 20 K. Magnussen McLaren-Honda 0 0 -126

 

Constructors Championship
After Race 6 of the 2015 season at Monaco Grand Prix
Pos. Team Wins Points Behind
1 Mercedes 5 242 Leader
2 Ferrari 1 158 -84
3 Williams-Mercedes 0 81 -161
4 Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 52 -190
5 Sauber-Ferrari 0 21 -221
6 Force India-Mercedes 0 17 -225
7 Lotus-Renault 0 16 -226
8 Toro Rosso-Renault 0 15 -227
9 McLaren-Honda 0 4 -238
10 Marussia-Ferrari 0 0 -242

 

 

 

Hamilton storms to first Monaco GP pole position

CFsUNRpUgAAcHe_Lewis Hamilton bounced back from a difficult run in the second stage of qualifying to secure his first pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday with a scintillating final lap in Q3.

The defending Formula 1 world champion managed to edge out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by three-tenths of a second at the end of qualifying as the German team once again locked out the front row of the grid.

Thanks to falling temperatures, Ferrari was unable to put up much of a fight to Mercedes for pole position, allowing Hamilton to storm to the top of the timesheets with a best lap of 1:15.098.

Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:16.588 1:15.864 1:15.098 Leader 27
2 6 Nico Roseberg 1:16.528 1:15.471 1:15.440 -0.342 24
3 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:17.502 1:16.181 1:15.849 -0.409 23
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:17.254 1:16.706 1:16.041 -0.192 27
5 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:16.845 1:16.453 1:16.182 -0.141 25
6 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:17.660 1:16.440 1:16.427 -0.245 22
7 11 Sergio Perez 1:17.376 1:16.999 1:16.808 -0.381 21
8 55 Carlos Sainz Jr* 1:17.246 1:16.762 1:16.931 -0.123 28
9 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:17.630 1:16.775 1:16.946 -0.015 29
10 33 Max Verstappen 1:16.750 1:16.546 1:16.957 -0.011 28
11 8 Romain Grojean* 1:17.767 1:17.007 Eliminated -0.050 21
12 22 Jenson Button 1:17.495 1:17.093 Eliminated -0.086 19
13 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:17.552 1:17.193 Eliminated -0.100 15
14 19 Felipe Massa 1:17.679 1:17.278 Eliminated -0.085 21
15 14 Fernando Alonso 1:17.778 1:26.632 Eliminated -9.354 10
16 12 Felipe Nasr 1:18.101 Eliminated 8.531 10
17 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:18.434 Eliminated -0.333 9
18 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:18.513 Eliminated -0.079 10
19 28 Will Stevens 1:20.655 Eliminated -2.142 8
20 98 Roberto Merhi 1:20.904 Eliminated -0.249 9
*Romain Grojean will fall to 16th on the grid due to a gearbox change penalty
*Carlos Sainz Jr will start from the pit lane after failing to stop for a weight check during the first stage of qualifying.

 

 

 

Rosberg goes lights-to-flag to win again in Monaco ahead of Hamilton and Ricciardo

BofG0GUIEAAcbayNico Rosberg has gone lights-to-flag to win the Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who managed to hold off Daniel Ricciardo in the final few stages of the race when the British driver struggled with his vision.

The German driver defended his Monaco crown, having won the race last year, and also matched his father’s tally of five grand prix victories in Formula 1.

Australian Daniel Ricciardo took third after chasing Hamilton nose-to-tail to the finish while quadruple world champion team mate Sebastian Vettel, in his 100th race for Red Bull, retired after eight laps with a power unit problem.

They opened up a sizeable gap between themselves and the rest of the field until twelve laps from the finish, when Hamilton reported that his vision was obscured due to grit in his left eye. Unsurprisingly, he fell further and further behind Rosberg, giving Daniel Ricciardo and his Red Bull a chance to close in on second place.

The power of the Mercedes saw Hamilton through, however, as managed to maintain a half-a-second advantage over the Australian rookie.

Hamilton’s displeasure at the entire weekend’s events was evident on the podium, with a handshake between the Mercedes pair noticeably absent.

He diplomatically commented in the post-race interviews: “It’s a good day for the team, to get a one-two.”

Still, he had a better experience of Monte Carlo than a significant proportion of the starters, with two spells under the auspices of the safety car. Retirees included Sebastian Vettel, suffering a power failure in his Red Bull, and Pastor Maldonado, whose disastrous season continued when he did not even get off the grid.

Perhaps the happiest team will be Marussia, who picked up their first points as Jules Bianchi finished eighth. That result may yet be amended; Bianchi failed to observe a five-second stop-go penalty correctly, and as such could have that time added on, bumping him down to ninth.

GRAND PRIX DE MONACO Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Behind Points
1 6 N. Roseberg Winner 25
2 44 L. Hamiton -9.2 18
3 3 D. Ricciardo -9.6 15
4 14 F. Alonso -32.4 12
5 27 N. Hulkenberg -1 Lap 10
6 22 J. Button -1 Lap 8
7 19 F. Massa -1 Lap 6
8 17 J. Bianchi -1 Lap 4
9 8 R. Grojean -1 Lap 2
10 20 K. Magnussen -1 Lap 1
11 9 M. Ericsson -1 Lap 0
12 7 K. Raikkonen -1 Lap 0
13 10 K. Kobayashi -3 Laps 0
14 4 M. Chilton -3 Laps 0
15 21 E. Gutierrez Contact 0
16 77 V. Bottas Retired 0
17 25 J. Vergne Retired 0
18 99 A. Sutil Contact 0
19 26 D. Kvyat Retired 0
20 1 S. Vettel Retired 0
21 11 S. Perez Contact 0
22 13 P. Maldonado Retired 0
Drivers Championship after Monaco
Pos. Car # Driver Team Points
1 6 N. Roseberg Mercedes 122
2 44 L. Hamiton Mercedes 118
3 14 F. Alonso Ferrari 61
4 3 D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 54
5 27 N. Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 47
6 1 S. Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 45
7 77 V. Bottas William-Mercedes 34
8 22 J. Button McLaren-Mercedes 31
9 20 K. Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 21
10 11 S. Perez Force india-Mercedes 20
11 19 F. Massa William-Mercedes 18
12 7 K. Raikkonen Ferrari 17
13 8 R. Grojean Lotus-Renault 6
14 25 J. Vergne STR-Renault 4
15 17 J. Bianchi Marussis-Ferrari 4
16 26 D. Kvyat STR-Renault 4
17 9 M. Ericsson Caterham-Renault 0
18 99 A. Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 0
19 21 E. Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 0
20 4 M. Chilton Marussis-Ferrari 0
21 10 K. Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 0
22 13 P. Maldonado Lotus-Renault 0
Constructors Championship after Monaco GP
Pos. Team Points
1 Mercedes 24
2 Red Bull Racing-Renault 99
3 Ferrari 78
4 Force India-Mercedes 67
5 McLaren-Mercedes 52
6 Williams-Mercedes 52
7 STR-Renault 8
8 Lotus-Renault 6
9 Marussia-Ferrari 4
10 Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 Caterham-Renault 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes drivers dominated qualifying. Rosberg on Pole

052414-motor-rosberg-on-pole-monacoNico Rosberg has secured pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix after edging out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.059 seconds in the final stage of qualifying today.

The German driver secured provisional pole on the first set of runs, but made a mistake on his final hot lap that saw him go off at Mirabeau. However, this brought out yellow flags, meaning that no-one could improve their time, and forced Hamilton to settle for second place.

Both Mercedes return to Parc ferme and Rosberg celebrates his pole dispite his error going into down the escape road at Mirabeau turn.

Hamilton, understandably, looked less delighted.

Behind them are the two Red Bulls, with Ricciardo again beating Vettel.

Next up are the Ferraris of Alonso and Raikkonen, and then the Toro Rosso of Vergne and the Mclaren or Magnussen.

Kvyat and Perez complete the top ten.

Kvyat damaged his front wing in the chicane. He swiped his nose off against the barriers –  he was very lucky to get away with that.

Ericsson runs into Massa at Mirabeau. Massa’s car is stopped on track. He was able to make it into Q2 but will not be able to take part due to damage to his car.

The stewards will review the incident between Ericsson and Massa. Also under review will be Gutierrez possibly impeding Perez hot lap. And another impding incident involving Maldonado and Kvyat. Stewards will make a decision on all three late in the day.

Other drivers to have troubles were Magnsussen in Turn 1, Ericsson in the chicane.

Vettel was having ERS(Energy Recovery System – Kinetic) problems. Vettel ended up in P3 in Q2 – two places up on team mate Ricciardo – despite his apparent ERS problems.

GRAND PRIX DE MONACO Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 6 N. Roseberg 1:17.678 1:16.465 1:15.989 26
2 44 L. Hamiton 1:17.823 1:16.354 1:16.048 27
3 3 D. Ricciardo 1:17.900 1:17.233 1:16.384 22
4 1 S. Vettel 1:18.383 1:17.074 1:16.547 25
5 14 F. Alonso 1:17.853 1:17.200 1:16.686 27
6 7 K. Raikkonen 1:17.902 1:17.398 1:17.389 27
7 25 J. Vergne 1:17.557 1:17.657 1:17.540 26
8 20 K. Magnussen 1:17.978 1:17.609 1:17.555 25
9 26 D. Kvyat 1:18.616 1:17.594 1:18.090 23
10 11 S. Perez 1:18.108 1:17.755 1:18.327 26
11 27 N. Hulkenberg 1:18.432 1:17.846 Eliminated 20
12 22 J. Button 1:17.890 1:17.988 Eliminated 20
13 77 V. Bottas 1:18.407 1:18.082 Eliminated 20
14 8 R. Grojean 1:18.335 1:18.196 Eliminated 23
15 13 P. Maldonado 1:18.585 1:18.356 Eliminated 21
16 19 F. Massa 1:18.209 No Time Set Eliminated 10
17 21 E. Gutierrez 1:18.741 Eliminated 11
18 99 A. Sutil 1:18.745 Eliminated 11
19 17 J. Bianchi 1:19.332 Eliminated 10
20 4 M. Chilton 1:19.928 Eliminated 9
21 10 K. Kobayashi 1:20.133 Eliminated 9
22 9 M. Ericsson 1:21.732 Eliminated 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton finishes final practice for Monaco GP on top

F1 Grand Prix of Monaco - QualifyingSo, another session down and another timesheet-topping performance from Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton has finished fastest in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix later today.

The British driver is chasing a fifth straight win this weekend, and his practice form suggests that he has every chance of doing exactly that after finishing ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and teammate Nico Rosberg on Saturday morning in Monaco.

But Ricciardo was very close behind and faster than Rosberg’s Silver Arrow.

Vettel and the Ferraris were next up, follered by the Force Indias.

After a rain-hit second practice on Thursday, this morning’s session will be hugely important for the teams and drivers as they bid to set up their cars for this afternoon’s all-important qualifying session.

It will be interesting to see wheather anyone can halt Mercedes’ dominance this weekend. On a track where horsepower is less important, the Renault- and Ferrari-powered teams are certainly more confident of providing an upset here than at any other track we’ve visited so far.

Big moment for Hamilton at Tabac. He gets an armful of oversteer and just manages to keep his Mercedes out of the barriers. Hamilton was fighting the handling of his car through most of the practice session.

Ericsson and Vergne both had troubles at Turn 1, Ste Devote. Both drivers were able to return without any problems.

Vergne had another moment at Mirabeau. No damage and was able to rejoin.

Clearly the Frenchman has some braking issues.

Any accident in this session would be hugely damaging and could potentially rule a car out of qualifying.

GRAND PRIX DE MONACO Practice 3 Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Laps
1 44 L. Hamiton 1:16.758 Leader 27
2 3 D. Ricciardo 1:16.808 -0.050 26
3 6 N. Roseberg 1:16.874 -0.116 24
4 1 S. Vettel 1:17.184 -0.426 23
5 14 F. Alonso 1:17.428 -0.670 22
6 7 K. Raikkonen 1:17.448 -0.690 24
7 11 S. Perez 1:17.725 -0.967 23
8 27 N. Hulkenberg 1:18.074 -1.316 21
9 25 J. Vergne 1:18.136 -1.378 19
10 26 D. Kvyat 1:18.166 -1.408 26
11 20 K. Magnussen 1:18.249 -1.491 28
12 22 J. Button 1:18.262 -1.504 21
13 77 V. Bottas 1:18.430 -1.672 30
14 19 F. Massa 1:18.542 -1.784 30
15 99 A. Sutil 1:18.598 -1.840 24
16 8 R. Grojean 1:18.776 -2.018 26
17 17 J. Bianchi 1:18.872 -2.114 23
18 13 P. Maldonado 1:19.118 -2.360 28
19 21 E. Gutierrez 1:19.149 -2.391 27
20 10 K. Kobayashi 1:20.271 -3.513 31
21 4 M. Chilton 1:20.394 -3.636 25
22 9 M. Ericsson 1:20.589 -3.831 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alonso on top of Monaco GP Practice 2

fernando-alonso-ferrari-driverAlonso was quickest in Free Practice 2 over Hamilton and Vettel. It was very difficult to get a clean lap with so much traffic on track, but Alonso managed it. This is the first practice session that Mercedes cars have not been on top.

His lap of 1:18.482 was good enough to see him finish four-tenths of a second ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who had topped the first session in Monaco earlier today.

Heavy rainfall between the end of FP1 and the start of the second session meant that the track was wet when FP2 began. Valtteri Bottas was the only driver to head out early on, but even on the intermediate tire, it was too wet to gain any meaningful data.

No teams wanted to go out on track at the start of FP2 due to the track being wet and very slippery from a storm that pass through early in the morning.

Kvyat went off track in Turn 1. Ericsson went into the barriers at Portier.

GRAND PRIX DE MONACO Practice 2 Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Laps
1 14 F. Alonso 1:18.482 15
2 44 L. Hamiton 1:18.901 12
3 1 S. Vettel 1:19.017 15
4 25 J. Vergne 1:19.351 14
5 77 V. Bottas 1:19.421 9
6 11 S. Perez 1:19.668 9
7 27 N. Hulkenberg 1:19.712 10
8 22 J. Button 1:19.721 16
9 3 D. Ricciardo 1:19.779 11
10 20 K. Magnussen 1:20.230 16
11 19 F. Massa 1:20.394 8
12 26 D. Kvyat 1:20.622 13
13 99 A. Sutil 1:20.811 8
14 13 P. Maldonado 1:20.977 7
15 21 E. Gutierrez 1:21.467 8
16 8 R. Grojean 1:21.700 6
17 10 K. Kobayashi 1:21.924 6
18 17 J. Bianchi 1:21.937 13
19 4 M. Chilton 1:22.683 13
20 6 N. Roseberg 1:22.862 11
21 9 M. Ericsson 1:23.164 6
22 7 K. Raikkonen 1:45.509 4