Sebastian Vettel emerged ahead in the second practice session of the day at Monaco. By setting a lap record around the Monaco urban track, he was half a second faster than Daniel Ricciardo and another tenth ahead of the second Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen.
Toro Rosso saw its drivers go 4th and 5th quickest. Their position ahead of Verstappen and Perez indicates the team have done a solid job setting up their car, given that outright power output is slightly less important at this twisty track.
Lewis Hamilton, the fastest man of the morning didn't get closer than 8th, lagging 1.1s behind the pace setter. His Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas was even further back in 10th. The team later admitted they went the wrong direction with their car set-up, and will have to redo their homework ahead of Saturday.
Contrary to the morning session, several drivers were seen scratching the barriers. It was Lance Stroll however who was the first of the weekend to do a proper crash, going off at Massenet.
|2||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer||1:13.207||+0.487s||35|
|4||26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1:13.331||+0.611s||41|
|5||55||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||1:13.400||+0.680s||43|
|6||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer||1:13.486||+0.766s||36|
|7||11||Sergio Perez||Force India Mercedes||1:13.799||+1.079s||45|
|8||44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG||1:13.873||+1.153s||31|
|9||20||Kevin Magnussen||Haas Ferrari||1:13.890||+1.170s||46|
|10||77||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes AMG||1:13.902||+1.182s||39|
|11||2||Stoffel Vandoorne||McLaren Honda||1:13.946||+1.226s||42|
|12||22||Jenson Button||McLaren Honda||1:13.981||+1.261s||37|
|13||19||Felipe Massa||Williams Mercedes||1:14.003||+1.283s||46|
|14||8||Romain Grosjean||Haas Ferrari||1:14.022||+1.302s||44|
|15||31||Esteban Ocon||Force India Mercedes||1:14.093||+1.373s||47|
|16||18||Lance Stroll||Williams Mercedes||1:14.474||+1.754s||27|
|19||9||Marcus Ericsson||Sauber Ferrari||1:15.691||+2.971s||32|
|20||94||Pascal Wehrlein||Sauber Ferrari||1:15.695||+2.975s||37|