GP Monaco 2022 – Training 2: Double Ferrari

Monaco GP 2022

Ferrari put a first exclamation mark in Monaco’s second training session. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz passed the fastest lap of the day. Red Bull was four tenths behind the competition. It was even worse for Daniel Ricciardo, who made a violent departure.

Ahead of the weekend in Monaco, Ferrari was voted on by most experts. On Friday, May 27, the Italians managed to fully live up to expectations. The red car played to its strengths in terms of stability and traction in the narrow streets of the emirate.


Charles Leclerc set his fifth consecutive best time in his second practice session. The local champion completed the 3,337-kilometer harbor tour in 1:12,656 minutes. The time is just a good second above the fastest laps on the first day of training last year. The new cars were not necessarily expected to be so close to a winding street circuit.


Carlos Sainz needed a little longer in the second session before he could reach a pace as strong as his teammate Leclerc’s. But in the end, the Spaniard was 44ths less than his teammate’s goal. The second driver in the Scuderia currently appears to be the only real opponent for Leclerc in the fight for the top spot.

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Max Verstappen couldn’t keep up with Ferrari’s pace on Friday.

Red Bull is hoping for an overnight transformation

Red Bull couldn’t keep up with the Scuderia’s pace on Friday. In both laps, Sergio Perez sat in the faster RB18. In the end, the Mexican was 0.379 seconds short of the record. Max Verstappen, who didn’t find confidence in the first corner in particular, was still half a tenth behind. “Ferrari was very fast today,” Red Bull boss Christian Horner admitted. “We still have to fix some setup issues. Let’s see how close we get to Ferrari tomorrow.”


As in the first training session, the first midfield chaser Lando Norris was fifth. For teammate Daniel Ricciardo, on the other hand, things went poorly. The Australian lost the back of a McLaren in the pool lane. When trying to correct, the oncoming passenger threw the orange car into the fender. Broken front wing, nose and left front suspension.


There were also big differences between the drivers at Mercedes. George Russell made a good impression in sixth. On the other hand, Lewis Hamilton found no confidence and was only 12th. In between, the seven-time world champion also slid into the emergency exit of the Mirabeau curve with his silver arrow after braking, but was able to free himself again without damage.


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Sebastian Vettel finished two training sessions on Friday in ninth.

Vettel is on his way to score

Things went better for Sebastian Vettel. The man from Heppenheim came in ninth behind Pierre Gasly and Fernando Alonso. The Aston Martin driver actually earned the same position in the first practice session. Vettel delivered one of the most exciting scenes of the session with a violent swerve in the pool section. Unlike Ricciardo, the German was able to catch the turbulent car again before it crashed.


For Mick Schumacher, on the first day of training, it didn’t look like Monaco would score the first World Cup points of his career. Due to the MGU-K’s damage, young Haas completed only twelve laps at the start. Apparently the rhythm wasn’t there in the second session. Schumacher finished only 17th – six and a half tenths behind teammate Kevin Magnussen (m 11).


GP Monaco 2022 – Practice Result 2

driver Team time distance: after circular
1. Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 12,656 29
2. Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1: 12700 + 0.044 seconds 31
3 – Sergio Perez red bull 1: 13.035 + 0.379 seconds 30
4. Max Verstappen red bull 1: 13.103 + 0.447 seconds 32
5. Lando Norris McLaren 1: 13.294 + 0.638 seconds 24
6- George Russell mercedes 1: 13.406 + 0.750 seconds 30
7- Pierre Gasly Alpha Tour 1: 13.636 + 0.980 sec 31
8. Fernando Alonso Alps 1: 13.912 + 1.256 seconds 30
9- Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1: 14.059 + 1.403 seconds 31
10. Yuki Tsunoda Alpha Tour 1: 14.134 + 1.478 seconds 26
11- Kevin Magnussen Hass 1: 14.239 + 1.583 seconds 31
12- Lewis Hamilton mercedes 1: 14.267 + 1.611 seconds 28
13. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:14468 + 1.812 seconds 27
14. Alexander Albon Williams 1:14486 +1830 seconds 32
15. Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1: 14.525 + 1.869 seconds 22
16. Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1: 14.623 + 1.967 seconds 28
17- Mick Schumacher Hass 1: 14894 + 2.238 seconds 32
18. Esteban Ocon Alps 1: 15.216 +2560 seconds 33
19- Nicholas Latifi Williams 1: 16.276 +3620 seconds 32
20- Daniel Ricciardo McLaren no time 2
driver Team time distance: after circular
1. Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 12,656 29
2. Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1: 12700 + 0.044 seconds 31
3 – Sergio Perez red bull 1: 13.035 + 0.379 seconds 30
4. Max Verstappen red bull 1: 13.103 + 0.447 seconds 32
5. Lando Norris McLaren 1: 13.294 + 0.638 seconds 24
6- George Russell mercedes 1: 13.406 + 0.750 seconds 30
7- Pierre Gasly Alpha Tour 1: 13.636 + 0.980 sec 31
8. Fernando Alonso Alps 1: 13.912 + 1.256 seconds 30
9- Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1: 14.059 + 1.403 seconds 31
10. Yuki Tsunoda Alpha Tour 1: 14.134 + 1.478 seconds 26
11- Kevin Magnussen Hass 1: 14.239 + 1.583 seconds 31
12- Lewis Hamilton mercedes 1: 14.267 + 1.611 seconds 28
13. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:14468 + 1.812 seconds 27
14. Alexander Albon Williams 1:14486 +1830 seconds 32
15. Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1: 14.525 + 1.869 seconds 22
16. Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1: 14.623 + 1.967 seconds 28
17- Mick Schumacher Hass 1: 14894 + 2.238 seconds 32
18. Esteban Ocon Alps 1: 15.216 +2560 seconds 33
19- Nicholas Latifi Williams 1: 16.276 +3620 seconds 32
20- Daniel Ricciardo McLaren no time 2

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