He was so angry in the first session, for the setup that made his Red Bull RB14 monoplacz dance in the back, that in the second session, his technical staff made a change that Max Verstappen liked.

And the reigning double World Champion and current leader, was immediately the main character, setting the best final time, also a perfect moment of memory for all times of this 1st day in Reign, in 1’12″462.

At the beginning of this session, it was Carlos Sainz Jr who was very quick on the hard tires, a good sign for the race, then Red Bull-Honda improved on the medium and soft Pirelli tires.

But Ferrari responded immediately and on soft tyres, Charles Leclerc came in second 1’12″527only 65 thousand of the Dutchman, while Sainz Jr was third 1’12″569.

A new sign of encouragement for the men of the Scuderia after the great time signed by Carlos in the first session!

However, a quarter of an hour from the end of this session, the Spaniard, attacking the Pool variant, crashed into the rail with his right front tire, damaging the suspension and ending up against the barriers!

Fourth performance behind the leading three of Fernando Alonso who confirmed his good performance during the previous session – second – with Aston Martin-Mercedes, he still has a great risk of ‘Nando on the Dam, but great control of his car in perfect response to. 220 thousand of Max’s good time !!!.

Nando who released:

We did enough laps today and we were able to understand our car well here near Monaco. It was important to find a rhythm early this weekend and avoid any problems. In both sessions the car felt good and easy to drive which helps in this circuit. There will be a lot of ups and downs for everyone this year, so we have to be ready for battle every weekend. Some race weekends we will be faster than our rivals and others may be different, but I am looking forward to tomorrow’s qualifying session.

Driving in his own way, Lando Norris managed – due to a bad start to the season – little work to put him, McLaren-Mercedes in fifth place ahead of the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and the second Red Bull of Sergio Perez.

As we thought, the Monaco track is definitely not suitable for the first time for the brand new W14B… However, the performance seems to be there!

As in session 1, Valtteri Bottas lived very well at the wheel of his Sauber-Ferrari, finishing eighth, and was able to put behind him the Alpine-Renaults of Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, two Normans of the tricolor team, finishing 10 better.

Compared to his colleague Hamilton, George Russell is once again in a difficult position, only twelfth, especially also preceded by the second Aston Martin of Lance Stroll!

Guan Yu Zhou with another Sauber showing him in thirteenth place ahead ofhe pair of Haas-Ferrari with Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg, then the pair of Alpha Tauri-Honda and the pair of singers, Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant who bear the brunt of their F1 debut on this difficult track for beginners.

Alexander Albon entered the tenth track from the checkered flag, following his crash in the first session. The Williams mechanics worked hard and in the end Albon still managed to make a few laps


Photo: F1 – TEAM


1 – Max Verstappen (Red Bull-Honda) – 1’12″462 – 30 rounds

2 – Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) – 1’12″527 – 33

3 – Carlos Sainz Jr (Ferrari) – 1’12″569 – 22

4 – Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin-Mercedes) – 1’12″682 – 32

5 – Lando Norris (McLaren-Mercedes) – 1’12″906 – 18

6 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 1’12″960 – 29

7 – Sergio Perez (Red Bull-Honda) – 1’12″991 – 30

8 – Valtteri Bottas (Sauber-Ferrari) – 1’13″050 – 33

9 – Pierre Gasly (Alpine-Renault) – 1’13″089 – 28

10 – Esteban Ocon (Alpine-Renault) – 1’13″162 – 30

11 – Lance Stroll (Aston Martin-Mercedes) – 1’13″185 – 31

12 – George Russell (Mercedes) – 1’13″191 – 32

13 – Guan Yu Zhou (Sauber-Ferrari) – 1’13″354 – 32

14 – Kevin Magnussen (Haas-Ferrari) – 1’13″457 – 28

15 – Nico Hulkenberg (Haas-Ferrari) – 1’13″520 – 33

16 – Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri-Honda) – 1’13″641 – 22

17 – Nyck De Vries (Alpha Tauri-Honda) – 1’13″663 – 34

18 – Oscar Piastri (McLaren-Mercedes) – 1’13″673 – 30

19 – Alexander Albon (Williams-Mercedes) – 1’14″217 – 10

20 – Logan Sargeant (Williams-Mercedes) – 1’14″238 – 33