Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was fastest in the second Formula 1 practice session in Monaco.
In the second training session, which took place over an hour, the weather was almost the same as in the morning, but the handling of the track was different compared to the morning.
The main topic of the session was the names and traffic from the track. Although many drivers were complaining about the traffic, there were often names that cut the chicane at the exit.
The biggest incident of the session was that the Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz, similar to Charles Leclerc a few years ago, touched the right front wheel of his car in the barriers, broke the barrier, then went out and hit the right barriers. . After that contact, the car broke down and Sainz said goodbye to the session.
Yuki Tsunoda was one of the names who drove his car into the wall during the session, but there was no accident or other incident.
In the first 15 minutes, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was the leader with a lap of 1:13.857. He then shortened this cycle to 1:13,567.
Continuing his fast pace, the Dutch driver clocked 1:13.312, while Fernando Alonso, on soft tyres, led with a 1:12.786.
Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin AMR23
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In a session where Ferrari looked good, Sainz took the lead with a 1:12.569 from his team-mate, while Max Verstappen finished 1:12.462 despite the traffic to take first place again.
The picture remained unchanged in the final period, as the drivers’ goal after the red flag was the speed of the race. As a result, Verstappen finished first on Friday.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc had a quiet session and was second 0.065 seconds behind, with Sainz third 0.107 seconds back.
Expected to be strong this weekend, Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso had the fourth-best time, 0.220 seconds back, despite being one of the most caught up in traffic.
McLaren’s Lando Norris was fifth by 0.444s, while Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who was again stuck in traffic, finished sixth by 0.498s.
Sergio Perez set the seventh fastest time, 0.529 seconds between his teammate and leader Verstappen!
Testing the new upgrades, Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas was eighth, 0.588 seconds behind, with Alpine drivers Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon ninth and tenth respectively.
Lance Stroll finished the session in 11th place, 0.5 seconds behind teammate Alonso, while George Russell, struggling to find the right balance, finished 12th. These 12 names were separated by just 0.729 seconds.
Zhou Guanyu was 13th ahead of Haas drivers Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg, with Yuki Tsunoda 16th and Nyck de Vries 17th.
Oscar Piastri, Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant took the final three spots.
The third training session will be held tomorrow at 13:30.
Classes are coming…
Charles LeclercFerrari SF-23
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