The Mexican pilot Sergio perez (Red bull) has set the best time in the first free practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix in front of Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), while Fernando Alonso (Alpine) has collided with the wall that has managed to settle without serious consequences.
The fifth quote of the Formula 1 World Championship confirmed the good omens from Red Bull and Ferrari and both teams achieved get ahead of Mercedes, habitual dominator of free practice sessions throughout the season.
Pérez, in need of vindication after his irregular start at Red Bull, stopped the clock at 1: 12.487 to lead by 119 thousandths to Sainz, who once again felt comfortable on the Monegasque asphalt, where he has always managed to score in his five precedents in F1. The Madrilenian, who came to brush his car against the wall at the beginning of the third sector, even starred in a flashy duel in the tunnel with his old teammate Max verstappen (Red Bull), who had to settle for third place, enough to reaffirm the power of the Austrian team this weekend.
The fourth place went to Pierre Gasly (Alpha thauri), who allowed himself the ‘luxury’ of finishing ahead of the two Mercedes drivers. A) Yes, Lewis hamilton he was fifth, already with more than half a second lost compared to Pérez, followed by his partner Valtteri Bottas. They closed the ‘Top 10’ Lando norris (McLaren), Sebastian Vettel (Aston martin), Yuki tsunoda (Alpha Thauri) and Kimi raikkonen (Alfa Romeo).
In the chapter on victims there were Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), who was barely able to shoot in his home race due to a gearbox problem, and Fernando Alonso. The Asturian damaged the front wing of his Alpine after colliding with the wall at low speed in the last corner of the circuit. After a quarter of an hour in the pits, he was able to get back on track and set the thirteenth fastest time 1.7 seconds behind the leader.