Formula 1: LeClerc fastest in FP2


Charles LeClerc returned to the top of the timesheets this afternoon as the Monegasque driver rebounded from a mediocre first practice to set a 1:11.278s lap time, putting him squarely on top of today’s running as the fastest man in Monaco. Lewis Hamilton continued his positive progress to finish second in the session, 0.188s behind the Ferrari and Fernando Alonso, nearly a pole winner here in 2023, finished his Friday in third, nearly half a second shy of LeClerc.

HIGHLIGHTS: Relive FP2 in Monaco as Leclerc sets the pace and Verstappen clips the barriers

Traffic issues were the highlight of the second session as drivers struggled for gaps along the tight circuit for the best chance as a clean lap as several teams made their longer stints on medium and hard compound tires in preparation for the race on Sunday. However, it wasn’t smooth sailing for some as George Russell reported vibrations through his steering wheel and Max Verstappen complained that his Red Bull was “jumping like a kangaroo” as he improved from 11th to 4th on the time sheets during the second session.

Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz put together respective times to slot in behind Verstappen as Lance Stroll, Sergio Perez, and Alexander Albon ended their session in the top 10 ahead of George Russell.

Tomorrow is qualifying day and as it goes, the leader of FP2 has gone on to capture pole in the last 5 events. Could it finally be curse over for LeClerc and Ferrari? Tune in tomorrow to see all the action live at 12:30 local time for FP3 and 16:00 for qualifying.

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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 2 Results

116Charles LeclercFERRARI1:11.27837
244Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:11.4660.188s32
314Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:11.7530.475s37
41Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:11.8130.535s37
54Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:11.9530.675s35
655Carlos SainzFERRARI1:11.9620.684s36
718Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:12.0620.784s22
811Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:12.0990.821s31
923Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:12.2570.979s38
1063George RussellMERCEDES1:12.2600.982s30
1122Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:12.3491.071s36
1281Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:12.3661.088s35
1320Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:12.4731.195s31
1431Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:12.5541.276s34
1527Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:12.5691.291s34
163Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:12.5771.299s37
1710Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:12.7501.472s35
182Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:12.7901.512s36
1977Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:13.0571.779s31
2024Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:13.7732.495s32