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Loose manhole cover interferes with F1-session Monaco: Stoffel Vandoorne eighth

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The second training session for the GP of Monaco was just stopped by a manhole cover that was loose came. In the end Ricciardo and Verstappen again top back. The belgian Stoffel Vandoorne drove the eighth time.

Prior to the second training session brought to Prince Albert of Monaco visit ‘thuisrijder’ Charles Leclerc of the Sauber F1 team. A nice helping hand for Leclerc and Sauber.

The second training session was in dry conditions from start, but that was no guarantee that the session went smoothly. Within just 23 minutes into the session, we were, after all, suddenly a red flag and the session was interrupted.

The cause of the red flag was quite painful to mention. There was, after all, manhole cover loose and that the problem had to of course first be resolved. You want that in a F1 car, the manhole cover into the air, fly, what a perilous situation would be. Besides, it is not the first time that a loose manhole cover causes problems in Monaco, therefore, that there are normally very strict on checked is that the manhole covers are tightly connected.

After a break of about a quarter of an hour could the session be resumed, and tore the F1 cars again through the streets of Monaco. The many guests around the circuit and on the yacht had meanwhile can enjoy a snack and a drink.

A moment later, there was a collision between Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean in the Loews-hairpin. Verstappen made a place for team-mate Ricciardo, Grosjean followed but there was contact between the Frenchman and the Dutchman. The front wing of Verstappen became damaged but I have the damage best.

Ultimately it was Daniel Ricciardo at the end of the session again the fastest. The Australian was two-tenths faster than Verstappen, that Red Bull again with both cars at the top.

The belgian Stoffel Vandoorne drove the excellent eighth time and was a fraction faster than team-mate Fernando Alonso. It shows the best presumption for the qualification on Saturday.

1. D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:11.841 33
2. M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:12.035 41
3. S. Vettel Ferrari 01:12.413 42
4. L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:12.536 34
5. K. Räikkönen Ferrari 01:12.543 36
6. V. Bottas Mercedes 01:12.642 38
7. N. Hulkenberg Renault 01:13.047 30
8. S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:13.077 40
9. F. Alonso McLaren 01:13.115 42
10. C. Sainz Jr. Renault 01:13.200 34
11. B. Hartley Toro Rosso 01:13.222 47
12. S. Pérez Force India 01:13.370 39
13. E. Ocon Force India 01:13.382 47
14. P. Gasly Toro Rosso 01:13.410 32
15. S. Sirotkin Williams 01:13.547 44
16. K. Magnussen Haas 01:13.572 41
17. C. Leclerc Sauber 01:13.575 45
18. R. Grosjean Haas 01:13.763 37
19. L. Stroll Down Williams 01:14.011 34
20. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:14.173 46

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