Charles Leclerc showed Ferrari’s pace in FP3 in Monaco and thankfully it did not come to naught after being under investigation for breaking VSC rules. The F1 drivers had a busy start to final practice as, with a 40 percent chance of rain during the session, track time in the dry was potentially limited. One driver who took his time venturing out of the pits was Lewis Hamilton. While his rivals headed out, Mercedes worked furiously to change the set-up of his W10 while the Brit watched over. George Russell was the first to put in a timed lap, a 1:17 for the Williams rookie. The P1 time dropped fast with Daniel Ricciardo, Alexander Albon and Leclerc all spending at the top. And then came Mercedes. 10 minutes into the session Valtteri Bottas went quickest with a 1:12.764 while the Ferraris lined up behind him. Bottas improved to a 1:12.238 while Hamilton went second, 0.2s down. He was quickest in the first two sectors but lost time in the third. Sainte Devote was – as often witnessed – the scene of the session’s first crash: it was Sebastian Vettel. He locked up the front left and crashed nose first in… Read full this story
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