Can Charles Leclerc Overtake Max Verstappen on the F1 Monaco Grand Prix?
Lewis Hamilton insists his staff are “nearly there” as they give the impression of being to agree a brand new contract with Mercedes – and has denied studies that Ferrari have approached him.
The 38-year-old’s present contract with the Silver Arrows, the place he has been since 2013, expires on the finish of this season as he’s set to take to the monitor on Friday in a revamped Mercedes automobile.
A report this week instructed Ferrari have supplied the seven-time F1 world champion – who has received six of his titles with Mercedes – a £40m-a-year contract to affix the Scuderia from 2024. But Hamilton, who covets a record-breaking eighth crown after lacking out controversially in Abu Dhabi in 2021, revealed that his representatives are near concluding negotiations with Mercedes over an extension.
Carlos Sainz was quickest in first follow, with Fernando Alonso second and Lewis Hamilton third. FP2 began at 4pm (BST).
Comply with follow on the Monaco Grand Prix with The Unbiased.
Kieran Jackson26 Might 2023 17:14
Max Verstappen quickest in FP2!
Because the drivers concluded the session with race runs, Max Verstappen retains his prime spot – nevertheless it’s tight!
His 1:12:462 is the quickest time, with Charles Leclerc 0.065 seconds behind in second. Carlos Sainz, regardless of his crash, was the third-fastest a tenth again – with Fernando Alonso in fourth and Lando Norris in fifth.
6-10: Hamilton, Perez, Bottas, Gasly, Ocon
George Russell, very similar to the primary session, struggling it appears. He’s down in twelfth.
Kieran Jackson26 Might 2023 17:03
FP2 restarts with 10 minutes to go
Vehicles are again out on monitor – other than Carlos Sainz clearly – with simply 10 minutes left of motion in second follow!
Even Alex Albon is now out on the circuit!
Present top-10: Verstappen, Leclerc, Sainz, Alonso, Norris, Hamilton, Perez, Bottas, Gasly, Ocon
Kieran Jackson26 Might 2023 16:50
RED FLAG thrown!
Carlos Sainz has crashed on the swimming pool chicane! He clatters into the wall!
Pink flag – session stopped!
Kieran Jackson26 Might 2023 16:45
The views and sights of F1 in Monaco!
Kieran Jackson26 Might 2023 16:42
Carlos Sainz now quickest with half-hour left
As many of the pack change to tender tyres, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz leads the way in which with a 1:12:569, with Fernando Alonso two-tenths down in second.
Esteban Ocon a shock identify in third, with Lance Stroll fourth.
5-10: Russell, Hamilton, Verstappen, Bottas, Tsunoda, Perez.
The Pink Bulls now heading out on tender tyres. You’re feeling as if all of the drivers are lastly within the groove as they set their quickest potential instances at this time…
Kieran Jackson26 Might 2023 16:32
Max Verstappen quickest in early operating in FP2
The world championship chief Max Verstappen is prime of the pack – with a 1:13:312 – with Sergio Perez three-tenths again, and Carlos Sainz in third, +0.496 secs behind Verstappen.
4-10: Leclerc, Alonso, Russell, Hamilton, Ocon, Magnussen, Gasly
All on mediums in the intervening time; softs incoming…
Kieran Jackson26 Might 2023 16:23
Christian Horner on Aston Martin and Honda’s partnership
Kieran Jackson26 Might 2023 16:11
We’re underway with second follow in Monaco!
A giant queue on the finish of the small pit lane in Monaco with many of the drivers desperate to get straight on the market with FP2 in Monaco!
Alex Albon, after his heavy shunt in FP1, isn’t prepared in his Williams but – we’ll see how a lot time he can spend out on monitor…
Qualifying simulations coming proper up!
Kieran Jackson26 Might 2023 16:01
We’re about to get underway with FP2 in Monaco!
The solar is beaming down on the princpality and we’re nearly prepared for second follow in Monaco!
Can Pink Bull enhance on a difficult FP1? What about Mercedes and their new upgrades? And the way about Ferrari?
The sector shall be going by means of their qualifying simulations within the subsequent hour!
Kieran Jackson26 Might 2023 15:58