Hamilton ahead in rain-hit second practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Monaco, Monte Carlo Circuitmc

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the second free practice session at Monaco, making maximum use of the track before rain limited further running.

Hamilton recorded his best time in the early runs on the soft tyre before Roberto Merhi crashed out, bringing out the red flags. He was lapping considerably quicker than his teammate, but lost control of his car on the exit of the tunnel, slamming into the wall on the right side of the track.

When the track was cleared however, rain started to hit the track and gradually intensified, hampering progress for all competitors. It was only in the last 15 minutes of the session, after rain had stopped that drivers were venturing out on track once again.

Results

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:17.192-12
26Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:17.932+0.74016
35Sebastian VettelFerrari1:18.295+1.10314
47Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:18.543+1.35115
526Daniil KvyatRed Bull Racing1:18.548+1.35616
655Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:18.659+1.46714
733Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:18.782+1.59012
814Fernando AlonsoMclaren1:18.906+1.71418
927Nico HulkenbergForce India1:19.151+1.95913
108Romain GrosjeanLotus F11:19.266+2.07413
1111Sergio PerezForce India1:19.300+2.10813
1219Felipe MassaWilliams1:19.560+2.36815
1377Valtteri BottasWilliams1:19.566+2.37414
1413Pastor MaldonadoLotus F11:19.577+2.38513
1522Jenson ButtonMclaren1:19.606+2.41414
163Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:19.639+2.44713
1712Felipe NasrSauber1:20.263+3.07110
1898Roberto MerhiMarussia1:22.017+4.8259
1928Will StevensMarussia1:22.943+5.75113