Thursday practice was really good for Danial Ricciardo as he completed a clean sweep in Thursday’s practice. With this, Ricciardo hits the top spot in the second session in a single day.
Ricciardo set a good pace in the morning but then had a good challenge by his teammate Verstappen who grabbed the top spot in 19 minutes in the afternoon session, his lap time was 1m12.468s using hypersoft Pirellis.
Ricciardo’s teammate Verstappen dropped down to a 1m12.071s on his first set of tyres but later improved again when the session was red flagged after 25 minutes.
This was done so that the repairing work to the tracks can be completed between Casino to Mirabeau. As per the race director, some kind of welding work done on the tracks to cover the drain in the middle of the tracks.
With the restart of the session, Verstappen started with a fresh set of hypersoft but faced the traffic like others. He went with an improvement with his timing by 1m12.035s but the race was not completed because he clipped the car of Romain Grosjean’s Haas. Ricciardo completed his qualifying race and then Ricciardo hit the top stop with a lap time of 1m11.841s with 22 minutes remaining.
Sebastian was third fastest with the timing of 0.37s off the speed on the eighth lap using hypersoft. This the storyline of the position of Red bull in the FP2 Monaco GP.