Monaco GP: Leclerc fastest during second Free Practice session

It was a Ferrari 1-2 in Free Practice 2 as Charles Leclerc recovered from this morning’s gearbox struggles with a fastest time of 1m11.684s.

Only 0.112s behind his teammate was Carlos Sainz in second. An amazing start to the Monaco Grand Prix weekend for Ferrari.

The Mercedes-AMG of Lewis Hamilton finished third, followed by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen in fourth and Valtteri Bottas in fifth.

McLaren’s Lando Norris settled in sixth making an improvement on his lap time from this morning’s practice by 0.957s.

Concluding the top-10 were the two previous top runners from this morning.

Pierre Gasly ended in seventh place but despite being three positions down from this morning, he improved his time by 0.431s.

Sergio Perez fell from fastest in FP1 to eighth in FP2 but again improved on his fastest time from this morning.

Antonio Giovinazzi completed the top ten with a fastest time of 1m12.746s, 1.335s up from his FP1 time.

A few more bumps with the barrier were made in FP2 than in FP1. Yuki Tsunoda tapped his Alpha Tauri into the wall costing him 30 minutes of his practice which left him down in 20th.

Another rookie error was made when Mick Schumacher met the barrier with only 6 minutes left of the session. The position of the car was too difficult to retrieve which consequently ended the session early with a red flag.

The next and final Free Practice session of the weekend will be on Saturday where the crucial task of qualifying takes place later that day.