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F1: Charles Leclerc sets fast time for 2nd free practice session in Monaco

F1: Charles Leclerc sets fast time for 2nd free practice session in Monaco

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Monaco – Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc delights his fans during the second free practice session of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.

Leclerc, a local hero, posted a time of one minute and 11.684 seconds on the 3.4-kilometer course, which closes the streets of the Principality of Monaco.

Thus he avenged the beginning of a nightmare per day. Leclerc, who grew up in an apartment overlooking the streets of the prestigious road circuit, completed just four laps in the first morning session due to problems with his Ferrari gearbox.

Sebastian Vettel was the last Ferrari driver to win in Monaco four years ago, but he impressed himself with what Louis Hamilton saw in the first two free practice sessions.

“Ferrari is very capable; it’s surprising that they develop so quickly, but it’s good, Britain agreed. The competition is fierce. Our work has cut out for us.”

His Scuderia teammate Carlos Science Jr. recorded the second time in 0.112 seconds.

Hamilton, the leader in driver’s standings, finished third behind his main championship rival Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.

“We were too slow and we had to find our rhythm,” the Dutchman complained. I’m usually very comfortable in the car, but right now I’m not. “

The other Mercedes driver, Valteri Batas, completed Top-5, Before Lando Norris (McLaren), Pierre Gasley (Alfa Touri), Sergio Perez (Red Bull), Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) and Vettel (Aston Martin).

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The other Aston Martin driver, Quebec Lance Strol, was 1.511 seconds behind LeClerk with the 13th fastest time.

“It’s very busy on the track. It’s very crowded, so it’s very difficult to have space, it always plays a decisive role on Saturdays and Sundays. The Mont-Tremblant pilot agreed. The sessions went well; “

For his part, Torontonian Nicholas Latifi spent the 17th time behind his Williams wheel.

The second free practice session was shortened to five minutes after Haas driver Mick Schumacher mismanaged a Massnet corner and damaged the back of his car.

Perez set the best time of the first session in the morning.

Hamilton has a 14-point cushion over Verstappen at the Drivers’ Championship, having traded the top two in the top four events of the season. Hamilton wants his 101st career seed on Saturday and his 99th F1 victory the next day.

He also hopes to win his eighth F1 World Championship, which will allow him to break the remaining tie with legendary driver Michael Schumacher.

The session took place in front of an audience, under bright sunshine and comfortable temperatures. The Monaco Grand Prix was canceled last year due to the coronavirus epidemic.

“Everyone loves to drive here. It was a great day, the weather was nice, so it was a lot Good To return here, Hamilton, who lives in Monaco, agreed. It’s a fast track, and mind blowing whenever you can navigate it. I really enjoyed my day. “

Hamilton said he was surprised by the grip of the course.

“For some reason this year has been very gripping. I think it was because they remade the tarmac, he explained. We are faster than 2019, which is great. “

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Monaco is the only place where there is no activity on the track on Friday as it is off track.

The third free practice session will take place on Saturday, followed by a qualifying session.

Second free practice session :

Charles Lecklerk (MON / Ferrari) 1: 11.684 (30 laps)

Carlos Science Files (ESP / Ferrari) 1: 11.796 (32)

Louis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes) 1: 12.074 (28)

Max Verstappen (NED / Red Bull-Honda) 1: 12.081 (27)

Valtteri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes) 1: 12.107 (32)

Lando Norris (GBR / McLaren-Mercedes) 1: 12.379 (24)

Pierre Gasley (FRA / AlphaTauri-Honda) 1: 12.498 (28)

Sergio Perez (MEX / Red Bull-Honda) 1: 12,708 (24)

Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA / Alfa Romeo-Ferrari) 1: 12.746 (28)

Sebastian Vettel (GER / Aston Martin-Mercedes) 1: 12,982 (26)

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN / Alfa Romeo-Ferrari) 1: 13.065 (31)

Fernando Alonso (ESP / Alpine-Renault) 1: 13.175 (27)

Lance Stroll (CAN / Aston Martin-Mercedes) 1: 13.195 (26)

Esteban Ocon (FRA / Alpine-Renault) 1: 13.199 (28)

Daniel Ricciardo (AUS / McLaren-Mercedes) 1: 13.257 (26)

George Russell (GBR / Williams-Mercedes) 1: 13.509 (31)

Nicholas Latifi (CAN / Williams-Mercedes) 1: 13.593 (31)

Nikita Majepin (RUS / Has-Ferrari) 1: 14.407 (26)

Mick Schumacher (GER / Has-Ferrari) 1: 14.416 (25)

Yuki Sotaka (JPN / Alfatouri-Honda) 1: 14.829 (11)

First free practice session :

Sergio Perez (MEX / Red Bull-Honda) 1: 12.487 (36 laps)

Carlos Science Files (ESP / Ferrari) 1: 12.606 (32)

Max Verstappen (NED / Red Bull-Honda) 1: 12.648 (39)

Pierre Gasley (FRA / AlphaTauri-Honda) 1: 12.929 (37)

Louis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes) 1: 12.995 (34)

Valtteri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes) 1: 13.131 (36)

Lando Norris (GBR / McLaren-Mercedes) 1: 13.236 (31)

Sebastian Vettel (GER / Aston Martin-Mercedes) 1: 13,732 (33)

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Yuki Sotaka (JPN / Alfatouri-Honda) 1: 13.746 (39)

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN / Alfa Romeo-Ferrari) 1: 14.081 (31)

Lance Stroll (CAN / Aston Martin-Mercedes) 1: 14.090 (33)

Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA / Alfa Romeo-Ferrari) 1: 14.106 (27)

Fernando Alonso (ESP / Alpine-Renault) 1: 14.205 (37)

Nicholas Latifi (CAN / Williams-Mercedes) 1: 14.268 (41)

Daniel Ricciardo (AUS / McLaren-Mercedes) 1: 14.281 (36)

Esteban Ocon (FRA / Alpine-Renault) 1: 14.320 (37)

Nikita Majepin (RUS / Has-Ferrari) 1: 14.616 (33)

Mick Schumacher (GER / Has-Ferrari) 1: 14.801 (35)

George Russell (GBR / Williams-Mercedes) 1: 14.840 (35)

Charles Lecklerk (MON / Ferrari) 1: 19.618 (4)