Charles Leclerc leads a Ferrari 1-2 in the second practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix – The Checkered Flag


Charles Leclerc completed on prime of the time charts on the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix within the second free observe session (FP2). Carlos Sainz was in second place, 0.112 seconds behind. Lewis Hamilton was 0.390 seconds adrift of Leclerc’s time in third place.

The sixty-minute lengthy free observe session began beneath cool circumstances with the air temperature at 22 levels C and the monitor temperature at 47 levels C.

The Pirelli tyre selection at this race is the white-striped arduous compound tyres (C3), yellow-striped medium compound tyres (C4), and red-striped smooth compound tyres (C5).

Lando Norris went to the highest of the time charts with a lap time of 1m14.997s. Carlos Sainz quickly displaced him on the prime on the arduous compound tyres. Charles Leclerc who missed a lot of the first observe session set the quickest lap of the session.

Max Verstappen was quickly setting quickest laps and set a lap time of 1m13.499s to prime the time charts. As drivers stored enhancing their lap instances, Hamilton set precisely the identical lap time as Verstappen.

Then Hamilton with a lap time of 1m12.569s went 0.469 seconds quicker than the earlier time to maneuver to the highest of the time charts. Behind Hamilton and Verstappen, Sergio Pérez, Sainz, Pierre Gasly, Norris and Valtteri Bottas had been jostling for positions.

Fifteen minutes into the session, Verstappen was inside 0.232 seconds of Hamilton with Bottas in third place. Sainz who was in nice type within the first observe session improved to second place behind Hamilton, simply 0.180 seconds behind him.

Bottas improved to inside 0.142 seconds of team-mate Hamilton on the prime. Nicholas Latifi briefly introduced out the yellow flags as he went off on the hairpin.

Bottas and Hamilton had been quickly on the smooth compound tyres with Bottas main the best way with a lap time of 1m12.107s . Hamilton with a scrappy lap was 0.173s behind him.

With thirty minutes to go, the order was Bottas, Hamilton, Antonio Giovinazzi, Sainz, Verstappen, Pérez, Kimi Räikkönen, Gasly, Esteban Ocon, Latifi.

Sainz and Verstappen moved to the highest of the time charts with their smooth compound tyre runs.  Hamilton displaced Verstappen for second place 0.278 seconds behind Sainz.

Leclerc put in his finest lap of the session which took him to fourth place, 0.297s behind Sainz. The Monégasque driver in his residence race improved to prime of the time charts with a lap time of 1m11.684s .

With fifteen minutes to go, the Ferrari drivers had been on prime of the time charts and the drivers began their race simulation. With lower than 5 minutes to go, Mick Schumacher introduced out the crimson flags as he hit the obstacles at Massenet.

The session ended with Leclerc and Sainz main the best way from Hamilton, Verstappen and Bottas. Norris was in sixth place at the same time as his McLaren team-mate Daniel Ricciardo languished in fifteenth place.

Gasly completed in seventh place for the Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda group. Yuki Tsunoda after a brush with the obstacles didn’t participate in the remainder of the session and was in final place.

Pérez after a superb begin to the session completed in eighth place. The Alpha Romeo Racing group drivers, Giovinazzi and Räikkönen completed in ninth and eleventh positions.

Sebastian Vettel led the best way for the Aston Martin Cognizant Components One Crew in tenth place at the same time as Lance Stroll completed in thirteenth place. The Alpine F1 group drivers Fernando Alonso and Ocon completed in twelfth and fourteenth positions. The Williams Racing and Uralkali Haas F1 Crew drivers introduced up the rear of the sector.

2021 Monaco Grand Prix Second Free Follow Outcomes:

Pos No Driver Nat. Crew Time Hole Laps
1 16 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari 1:11.684 30
2 55 Carlos Sainz ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:11.796 +0.112s 32
3 44 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-AMG Petronas Components One Crew 1:12.074 +0.390s 28
4 33 Max Verstappen NED Pink Bull Racing 1:12.081 +0.397s 27
5 77 Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes-AMG Petronas Components One Crew 1:12.107 +0.423s 32
6 4 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Crew 1:12.379 +0.695s 24
7 10 Pierre Gasly FRA Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 1:12.498 +0.814s 28
8 11 Sergio Perez MEX Pink Bull Racing 1:12.708 +1.024s 24
9 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN 1:12.746 +1.062s 28
10 5 Sebastian Vettel GER Aston Martin Cognizant Components One Crew 1:12.982 +1.298s 26
11 7 Kimi Räikkönen FIN Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN 1:13.065 +1.381s 31
12 14 Fernando Alonso ESP Alpine F1 Crew 1:13.175 +1.491s 27
13 18 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin Cognizant Components One Crew 1:13.195 +1.511s 26
14 31 Esteban Ocon FRA Alpine F1 Crew 1:13.199 +1.515s 28
15 3 Daniel Ricciardo AUS McLaren F1 Crew 1:13.257 +1.573s 26
16 63 George Russell GBR Williams Racing 1:13.509 +1.825s 32
17 6 Nicholas Latifi CAN Williams Racing 1:13.593 +1.909s 31
18 9 Nikita Mazepin RAF Uralkali Haas F1 Crew 1:14.407 +2.723s 26
19 47 Mick Schumacher GER Uralkali Haas F1 Crew 1:14.416 +2.732s 25
20 22 Yuki Tsunoda JAP Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 1:14.829 +3.145s 11


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