Verstappen Tops FP2 in Monaco, Sainz Crashes Out

May 26, 2023Ramon Jones
Formula 1

Day 1 of the Monaco Grand prix weekend has concluded with championship leader Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) on top of the table ahead of Charles Leclerc (Ferrari). Lando Norris (McLaren) ran 5th fastest which is an improvement based on recent form. If he can carry this success into qualifying he may be able to secure a result for the side. McLaren has had a disappointing season to say the least so the team will be looking for any positives for this weekend. Mercedes brings their first round of upgrade for the W14. There did not seem to be a drastic improvement in pace but we will stay tuned for qualifying to determine their true pace come race time.

Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) ran 3rd fastest before crashing; causing a red flag. The session was restarted with 12 minutes left. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) made a late charge after Verstappen but the dutchman held on to the top spot. FP3 and qualifying are tomorrow morning. For now check out the full results for FP2 below.

FP2 Results

11 Max Verstappen1’12.462
216 Charles Leclerc1’12.5270.0650.065
355 Carlos Sainz1’12.5690.1070.042
414 Fernando Alonso1’12.6820.2200.113
54 Lando Norris1’12.9060.4440.224
644 Lewis Hamilton1’12.9600.4980.054
711 Sergio Perez1’12.9910.5290.031
877 Valtteri Bottas1’13.0500.5880.059
910 Pierre Gasly1’13.0890.6270.039
1031 Esteban Ocon1’13.1620.7000.073
1118 Lance Stroll1’13.1850.7230.023
1263 George Russell1’13.1910.7290.006
1324 Zhou Guanyu1’13.3540.8920.163
1420 Kevin Magnussen1’13.4570.9950.103
1527 Nico Hulkenberg1’13.5201.0580.063
1622 Yuki Tsunoda1’13.6411.1790.121
1721 Nyck de Vries1’13.6631.2010.022
1881 Oscar Piastri1’13.6731.2110.010
1923 Alex Albon1’14.2171.7550.544
202 Logan Sargeant1’14.2381.7760.021

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