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What went on in second F1 practice in Monaco

May 27 2022
By Matt Beer

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.


Key moments:

> 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.

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
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1m12.656s
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
5 Lando Norris McLaren-Mercedes 1m13.294s +0.638s
6 George Russell Mercedes 1m13.406s +0.75s
7 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri-Red Bull 1m13.636s +0.98s
8 Fernando Alonso Alpine-Renault 1m13.912s +1.256s
9 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin-Mercedes 1m14.059s +1.403s
10 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri-Red Bull 1m14.134s +1.478s
11 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1m14.239s +1.583s
12 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m14.267s +1.611s
13 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1m14.468s +1.812s
14 Alex Albon Williams-Mercedes 1m14.486s +1.83s
15 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1m14.525s +1.869s
16 Lance Stroll Aston Martin-Mercedes 1m14.623s +1.967s
17 Mick Schumacher Haas-Ferrari 1m14.894s +2.238s
18 Esteban Ocon Alpine-Renault 1m15.216s +2.56s
19 Nicholas Latifi Williams-Mercedes 1m16.276s +3.62s

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