Ricciardo reigns in second Monaco practice

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Daniel Ricciardo has shown in the second practice session at Monaco that Red Bull Racing indeed has reason to be optimistic about its chances at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. The Australian was more than half a second faster than Lewis Hamilton, who was another 3 tenths ahead of his Mercedes team mate.

Confirming Red Bull's form is Max Verstappen who set the 4th fastest time, a second down on his team mate albeit running a Renault power unit without the most recent upgrades.

Toro Rosso also confirmed they are on form this weekend, with both its drivers going 5th and 6th fastest, ahead of Raikkonen, Perez and Vettel. That also meant Jenson Button is the fastest McLaren in 10th, perhaps slightly disappointing for the team following Boullier's and Dennis' recent comments on their expectations.

Results

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
13Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:14.607-40
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:15.213+0.606s36
36Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:15.506+0.899s48
433Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:15.571+0.964s42
526Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:15.815+1.208s53
655Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:15.981+1.374s54
77Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:16.040+1.433s38
811Sergio PerezForce India1:16.120+1.513s48
95Sebastian VettelFerrari1:16.269+1.662s40
1022Jenson ButtonMclaren1:16.325+1.718s46
1127Nico HulkenbergForce India1:16.487+1.880s49
1214Fernando AlonsoMclaren1:16.723+2.116s43
1321Esteban GutierrezHaas1:16.782+2.175s40
1477Valtteri BottasWilliams1:16.849+2.242s47
158Romain GrosjeanHaas1:16.874+2.267s23
1619Felipe MassaWilliams1:17.286+2.679s42
1720Kevin MagnussenRenault1:17.530+2.923s29
189Marcus EricssonSauber1:17.562+2.955s39
1930Jolyon PalmerRenault1:17.761+3.154s24
2012Felipe NasrSauber1:17.999+3.392s49
2188Rio HaryantoManor1:18.647+4.040s10
2294Pascal WehrleinManor1:18.814+4.207s46