Carlos Sainz was fastest on the first lap of the Monaco Grand Prix, with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton in the top three. Leclerc and Verstappen were not satisfied with the setup.
With the weather perfect, 26 degrees and the track at 47, cars flocked to the historic route. Most of them have had many updates and new parts, which are expected to mix the deck, at least from the teams themselves.
Carlos Sainz Jr set the fastest time, leaving Fernando Alonso second by +0.338 in fact, but the experienced Aston Martin driver showed in practice that he will try hard, even for victory. Lewis Hamilton was far behind, taking advantage of the W14’s improvement.
Sergio Perez was the fastest Red Bull in fourth, just 3mm behind Hamilton. The hero of the area, Charles Leclerc had problems with the configuration of his Ferrari and settled for fifth place, while so did Max Verstappen, who closed the sixth process.
Lando Norris recorded the seventh fastest time, with Esteban Ocon close behind in eighth place. Rounding out the top ten were Lance Stroll, who made a little contact early in the process at the barrier on the exit of the final turn, and Alex Albon, who had a big crash in the barriers in the first turn, damaging the suspension in the field. on the left side of his car. A red flag that appeared also signaled the completion of the process.
The three-day Monaco Grand Prix normally continues with Free Practice 2, at 18:00.
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