Formula 1: Hamilton quickest in Monaco FP1


Lewis Hamilton topped the first practice session in the streets of Monaco ahead of the McLaren of Oscar Piastri and teammate George Russell as Red Bull suffered yet another dismal practice session hampered by poor handling and pace.

Verstappen, winner in Imola just a week prior, was on a knifes-edge throughout the session, at times coming close to impacting the walls at the exits of several corners, especially Sainte Devote and Tabac.

While Verstappen came close, Zhou Guanyu did hit the barrier in Sainte Devote, sending debris across the circuit to be collected by the Ferrari of Charles LeClerc. The track went red to clean up the debris, interrupting the runs of soft tires that saw Hamilton set his quickest lap just prior while Piastri, who appeared to be quicker, ended 0.029s behind Hamilton as it seemed he lifted prior to ending his lap.

Zhou clips the barriers to trigger red flag in first practice

Lando Norris and LeClerc rounded out the top 5 as with the latter having set his quickest time on the Medium compound. Aston Martin ended 6th and 7th on the day with the RB duo right behind, as Carlos Sainz rounded out the top 10.

Teams will regroup as the second practice session kicks off at 17:00 local time.


DateSessionTime (Local Circuit)
May 24thPractice 113:30 – 14:30
Practice 217:00 – 18:00
May 25thPractice 312:30 – 13:30
Qualifying16:00 – 17:00
May 26thRace15:00

Free Practice 1 Results

144Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:12.16935
281Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:12.1980.029s31
363George RussellMERCEDES1:12.2950.126s35
44Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:12.3960.227s33
516Charles LeclercFERRARI1:12.3970.228s33
614Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:12.7750.606s26
718Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:12.7890.620s26
822Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:12.8750.706s34
93Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:12.9010.732s36
1055Carlos SainzFERRARI1:12.9540.785s35
111Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:12.9840.815s29
1211Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:13.2291.060s29
1377Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:13.2481.079s28
1420Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:13.3901.221s33
1523Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:13.4251.256s34
1627Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:13.5761.407s34
172Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:14.1501.981s36
1831Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:14.1591.990s33
1924Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:14.5702.401s30
2010Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:15.5743.405s10