Lewis Hamilton has during the first training session for the GP of Monaco, the fastest time ridden. In his Mercedes was the Brit just slightly faster than Max Verstappen and team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
Traditionally, the first practice sessions for the GP of Monaco is not on Friday but on Thursday, driven. Superzonnig was not at the beginning of the first training session, but the focus of the riders was not on the weather but on the job.
On a street circuit like Monaco is always searching for the right rhythm while at the same time you have to keep in mind that in Monaco the smallest error is harshly being punished. The crash barriers are indeed tremendously close to the ideal line.
That Monaco spectacular images such as shown in the following image where we have Valtteri Bottas at the height of ‘the pool’ in his Mercedes F1 car rapidly along the guiding device to see cracks.
For many riders, this is a half crew because they are in Monaco to live but only for Ferrari-driver Charles Leclerc is the as Monegask a real crew.
Ultimately, it was Lewis Hamilton who narrowly faster was Max Verstappen. Hamilton was barely 59 thousandths faster than Verstappen in his RB15 while team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes also just 72 thousandths followed. Thuisrijder Charles Leclerc followed more than three-tenths.
01 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.106 47
02 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:12.165 35
03 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:12.178 43
04 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:12.467 25
05 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:12.823 36
06 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:13.170 41
07 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:13.227 45
08 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:13.232 24
09 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:13.363 39
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:For Resale 13,379 23
11 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:13.413 41
12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:13.437 39
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:13.731 40
14 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:13.827 45
15 Lando Norris McLaren 1:14.278 39
16 Sergio Pérez Racing Point 1:14.566 40
17 George Russell Williams 1:15.115 40
18 Robert Kubica Williams 1:15.514 24
19 Lance Stroll, Racing Point 1:16.135 37
20 Carlos Sainz McLaren 2:00.670 4
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