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Sebastian Vettel fastest during Monaco GP practice - Photo: LAT

Sebastian Vettel fastest during Monaco GP practice – Photo: LAT

Sebastian Vettel has set the early pace for this weekends Formula 1 Monaco GP with a 1:12.720 lap during the second practice session overnight.

Vettel took advantage of the the ultra soft tyre on his Ferrari to drop into the 12’s for the first time on the race’s history.

Aussie, Daniel Riccardo was second fastest with a 1:13.207 for Red Bull, splitting to the two Ferrari’s at the top of the time sheets at the end of FP2.

Williams F1’s Lance Stroll caused the only interruption for the two practice sessions, crashing out of second practice session after 36 minutes. The Canadian rookie was unhurt, and the session was restarted after a commendably short five-minute clear up.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton ended the opening practice session fastest with a 1:13.425, ahead of Vettel and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Jenson Button twelfth in F1 return - Photo: LAT

Jenson Button twelfth in F1 return – Photo: LAT

On his one off return to Formula 1 for 2017, Jenson Button finished practice is position twelve, ending up a fraction off the pace of rookie team mate Stoffel Vandoorne.

Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix Practice 2 Results

Positon Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:12.720s 38
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1:13.207s 0.487s 35
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:13.283s 0.563s 46
4 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1:13.331s 0.611s 41
5 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1:13.400s 0.680s 43
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1:13.486s 0.766s 36
7 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1:13.799s 1.079s 45
8 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:13.873s 1.153s 31
9 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1:13.890s 1.170s 46
10 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:13.902s 1.182s 39
11 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda 1:13.946s 1.226s 42
12 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1:13.981s 1.261s 37
13 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1:14.003s 1.283s 46
14 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1:14.022s 1.302s 44
15 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1:14.093s 1.373s 47
16 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1:14.474s 1.754s 27
17 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:14.870s 2.150s 41
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:15.616s 2.896s 8
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1:15.691s 2.971s 32
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1:15.695s 2.975s 37

Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix Practice 1 Results

Position Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:13.425s 40
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:13.621s 0.196s 34
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1:13.771s 0.346s 32
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:13.791s 0.366s 40
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1:13.854s 0.429s 45
6 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1:14.111s 0.686s 42
7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:14.164s 0.739s 37
8 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1:14.201s 0.776s 32
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1:14.333s 0.908s 39
10 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1:14.425s 1.000s 39
11 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1:14.617s 1.192s 37
12 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda 1:14.813s 1.388s 38
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1:14.870s 1.445s 34
14 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1:14.954s 1.529s 35
15 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1:15.321s 1.896s 33
16 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1:15.595s 2.170s 44
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:15.949s 2.524s 42
18 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1:16.258s 2.833s 33
19 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 3
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 3

Action at Monaco now has it’s traditional Friday break, before qualifying kicks off on Saturday.

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