charles leclerc closed the perfect Friday in Monaco after also winning the second round of free practice. The local rider beat by less than half a tenth Carlos Sainz and even Sergio Perez that, with the permission of Max Verstappenhas been his main rival of these free.
The session was interrupted for a few minutes by a serious car accident. Daniel Ricciardo. The Australian, who is unanimously singled out for a somewhat hesitant performance, lost control of his McLaren in the pool area and crashed violently.
Obviously the session had to be stopped until the barriers were repaired and the area cleaned.
Although the one from Ricciardo It was the strongest blow, it was not the only one. Several drivers brushed the guardrails, such as a Hamilton whose wing had to be retouched or a Leclerc who, despite being the dominator, had a scare. And it is that as soon as they put on the soft ones and started looking for a fast lap, there were several incidents.
What didn’t change much was Alpine’s situation, although they did take a slight step forward…in one of their two cars. After the doubts of the first round, Fernando Alonso he marked the 8th time of the session, being the first to remain more than a minute behind the leader of the table.
It is not the best possible result, but given what this circuit can mean, anything that is holding up at the top will be good news. Things were much worse for him Stephen Ocon: finished 18th.
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