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Monaco GP – All very close

Monaco, 23 May – Nico Rosberg had the honour of topping the first Monaco Grand Prix timesheet of the weekend. He set the fastest time in the first free practice session of the sixth round of the World Championship, which as always here takes place on Thursday, with Friday being a day with no F1 track action. On this the most glamorous and exciting circuit on the calendar, the gaps between the front runners are all very close. Rosberg did a 1.16.195 in the Mercedes ahead of Fernando Alonso who took his Ferrari round in 1.16.282, with Romain Grosjean third for Lotus in 1.16.380. In the other F138, Felipe Massa was fourth with a time of 1.16.394. Both Ferrari men used just one set of the Soft tyre, the harder of the two compounds, while working on set-up, before ending the session with a few practice starts off the grid, as usual here in Monaco.

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:16.195 31
2 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:16.282 0.087 27
3 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:16.380 0.185 21
4 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:16.394 0.199 23
5 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:16.469 0.274 28
6 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:16.993 0.798 27
7 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:17.020 0.825 27
8 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.129 0.934 29
9 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.378 1.183 25
10 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:17.380 1.185 23
11 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:17.509 1.314 26
12 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:17.548 1.353 27
13 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:17.625 1.430 20
14 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:18.193 1.998 26
15 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:18.454 2.259 25
16 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:18.754 2.559 28
17 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:18.830 2.635 28
18 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:19.067 2.872 25
19 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:19.203 3.008 21
20 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:19.438 3.243 28
21 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:19.773 3.578 20
22 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:20.225 4.030 21

 

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