Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari 1-2 in second practice for Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix, a session interrupted by a big crash for Daniel Ricciardo.
> Ferraris 0.044s apart up front
> Red Bull third and fourth
> Ricciardo slams into Swimming Pool barriers
> Plenty of drivers clip walls and get away with it
Ricciardo lost control of his McLaren in the fast first part of the Swimming Pool section and eventually went into the wall at the second element.
— Formula 1 (@F1) May 27, 2022
That prompted a red flag period in the middle of the session, at a point when Sergio Perez led the way for Red Bull.
He was still there, ahead of team-mate Max Verstappen, after the initial soft-tyre qualifying simulations.
But when the Ferraris moved onto that part of their programme, Leclerc took the top spot with a 1m12.656s.
Team-mate Carlos Sainz was on course to beat that before losing time in the final corners and going 0.044s slower.
Perez and Verstappen were four tenths of a second off the Ferraris in third and fourth.
Despite still not being fully recovered from tonsillitis, clipping a wall and visiting the Sainte Devote escape road, Lando Norris took fifth for McLaren.
He was far from the only one getting away with minor errors – Perez and George Russell were among other drivers reporting wall bashes, Lance Stroll also went off at Ste Devote and his Aston Martin team-mate Sebastian Vettel somehow saved an incredible Swimming Pool slide just before Ricciardo failed to do likewise.
Russell was the fastest Mercedes in sixth, with team-mate Lewis Hamilton 12th behind Pierre Gasly, Fernando Alonso, Vettel, Yuki Tsunoda and Kevin Magnussen.
After their earlier mechanical problems, both Valtteri Bottas and Mick Schumacher managed full sessions. They were 13th and 17th respectively.
Practice 2 Results
|Pos||Name||Car||Best Time||Gap Leader|
|2||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||1m12.7s||+0.044s|
|3||Sergio Pérez||Red Bull||1m13.035s||+0.379s|
|4||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1m13.103s||+0.447s|
|7||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri-Red Bull||1m13.636s||+0.98s|
|9||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin-Mercedes||1m14.059s||+1.403s|
|10||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri-Red Bull||1m14.134s||+1.478s|
|13||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo-Ferrari||1m14.468s||+1.812s|
|15||Guanyu Zhou||Alfa Romeo-Ferrari||1m14.525s||+1.869s|
|16||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin-Mercedes||1m14.623s||+1.967s|