Carlos Sainz has led the timesheets after the first session of practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Sainz fastest for Ferrari in first Monaco practice
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz has lapped fastest in first practice for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix with Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso second on the timesheets.
Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton set the third quickest lap, in a new-look Mercedes with significant upgrades to the sidepods and suspension, with last year’s winner Sergio Perez fourth for Red Bull.
Perez had warned before the start of the track action on Friday that Monaco was not Red Bull’s strongest circuit, despite the champions having won all five races so far this season with four one-twos.
The Mexican identified the Ferrari drivers and Alonso as the biggest threats.