posted 5 years ago

F1 Monaco GP Practice 1

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in free practice 1 for the Monaco GP.

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in free practice 1 for the Monaco GP. Vettel posted a time of 1:16.619 right at the end of the session to go faster than Fernando Alonso’s time of 1:16.732.

Practice 1 saw two drivers hit the barriers, the first driver to crash out was Vitantonio Liuzzi, who spun coming out of the tunnel and hit his front wing off the barrier, there wasn’t really a substantial amount of damage. Michael Schumacher however braked late down into turn 1, realising he was going too fast, he tried to drive into the run off area, which caused his car to slide and hit the barrier sideways, causing what looked like a fair amount of damage.

Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button all set times in the 1:17.00’s. Jenson Button seemed to be having a bit of trouble with his KERS system and was told over his car to pit radio to not use it. Red Bull racing driver Mark Webber, only completed one lap of the track, after suffering from a suspected gearbox problem.