Hamilton leads both Monaco Practice sessions

While the other teams struggled with graining tires, Mercedes hinted at a possible tire-warming concern but were very hooked up for both practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.

Mercedes certainly looks like the team to beat in the principality with Ferrari the closest but Max Verstappen’s Red Bull looking like a possible trouble-maker as well. Ferrari struggled with tires, grip and the issues that have plagued for the last five races.

Max was quick but sat out for a large chunk of the FP2 session with a damaged cooling system. His teammate, Pierre Gasly had a good run in FP2 up to 4th quickest while their sister car, the Toro Rosso, did a fantastic job in the hands of Alex Albon running 5th quickest in FP2.

Both Alfa Romeo’s ran in the top ten and Haas F1—having recovered from a complete IT crash that forced the team to ask the FIA to black-flag both their drivers as they lost all communication with them—managed to run 7th quickest in the hands of Kevin Magnussen.


1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m12.106s47
2Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda1m12.165s0.059s35
3Valtteri BottasMercedes1m12.178s0.072s43
4Charles LeclercFerrari1m12.467s0.361s25
5Sebastian VettelFerrari1m12.823s0.717s36
6Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda1m13.170s1.064s41
7Nico HulkenbergRenault1m13.227s1.121s45
8Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1m13.232s1.126s24
9Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m13.363s1.257s39
10Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m13.379s1.273s23
11Daniel RicciardoRenault1m13.413s1.307s41
12Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m13.437s1.331s39
13Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda1m13.731s1.625s40
14Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda1m13.827s1.721s45
15Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault1m14.278s2.172s39
16Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes1m14.566s2.460s40
17George RussellWilliams/Mercedes1m15.115s3.009s40
18Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes1m15.514s3.408s24
19Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes1m16.135s4.029s37
20Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault2m00.670s48.564s4



1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m11.118s41
2Valtteri BottasMercedes1m11.199s0.081s48
3Sebastian VettelFerrari1m11.881s0.763s42
4Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda1m11.938s0.820s39
5Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda1m12.031s0.913s51
6Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda1m12.052s0.934s17
7Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1m12.174s1.056s54
8Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m12.239s1.121s51
9Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m12.342s1.224s51
10Charles LeclercFerrari1m12.350s1.232s42
11Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m12.392s1.274s51
12Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault1m12.393s1.275s27
13Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault1m12.419s1.301s47
14Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda1m12.577s1.459s39
15Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes1m12.752s1.634s44
16Nico HulkenbergRenault1m12.872s1.754s49
17Daniel RicciardoRenault1m12.888s1.770s53
18Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes1m14.558s3.440s40
19George RussellWilliams/Mercedes1m15.052s3.934s37
20Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes1m15.146s4.028s45
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Really struggling to keep some sort of enthusiasm for this season. There better be some rain during Quali to mix things up or I might not even watch the race.