FP2: Leclerc tops surprising Ferrari 1-2


By Steven De Groote on

Recognized to be quick in sluggish corners with their SF21, Ferrari’s drivers confirmed that Ferrari are in a great spot at Monaco as Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz ended the second apply session forward of the competitors.

After a disappointing first session the place Leclerc was halted with a gearbox downside simply 4 laps in, the Monaco residence driver set the timing display alight. His Spanish staff mate, Carlos Sainz wasn’t far off both because the duo had a good benefit over Championship chief Lewis Hamilton.

Max Verstappen was fourth and near Hamilton, however not completely happy in any respect. He complained of understeer all through the session and went on file afterwards saying they “are simply too sluggish, and never by just a little bit”. Maybe he is attempting to maneuver the highlight elsewhere, as being fourth in between each Mercedes does not look like the tip of the world in any case.

So, with Bottas fifth, Lando Norris did nicely once more to finish up sixth, forward Gasly. Sergio Pérez, the quicker man of the primary apply session was eighth, adopted by Antonio Giovinazzi and Sebastian Vettel who simply made it into the highest 10.

Simply out of it are Kimi Räikkönen and Fernando Alonso. The latter broke his entrance wing by hitting the wall at Anthony Noghes whereas each ended up going straight at Ste Dedicate, solely to reverse again on the monitor moments later.

To this point, the Alpine does not appear to work nicely round Monaco, and neither is Daniel Ricciardo, as soon as once more in fifteenth and once more practically a second slower than staff mate Norris.

At Haas, Mazepin was once more quicker than his staff mate, even when solely by a whiff. Younger Schumacher acquired fully out of practice at Massenet and ended up sliding into the limitations with a puncture. It marked an early finish to the session, and the purple flag prevented any on-track motion within the closing minutes.

By then, it was already lengthy over for Yuki Tsunodo. The Japanese had hugged the limitations on the exit of the Swimming Pool and wasn’t seen on monitor after that.


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

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