- Ferrari’s highest paid driver gave a preview of the horses prancing before the evergreen Monaco GP on Sunday.
Mercedes however couldn’t post a competitive time as both its driver nearly finished in the top 10.
Ricciardo on the other side went second fastest but that too was half a second slower than the championship leader.
Kimi Raikkonen marginally missed P2 but got 46 laps into account, thereby collecting essential data for the Italian team.
Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz were able to provide best of the statistics as they finished P4 and P5 respectively.
Max Verstappen lost his rhythm and allowed the Toro Rossos to relegate him further down just before the Force India of Sergio Perez.
Then to the crowd’s surprise, Lewis Hamilton and Valteri Bottas could only manage P7 and P9 sandwiching the underdog K-Mag.
Much to the expectations of Monaco proving to be difficult for the rookie driver, Lance Stroll crashed his Williams into the barrier thereby causing halt of 5 minutes into the session.
Making a one race come back by replacing the now Indy Car driver Fernando Alonso, the brit was mostly into the top 10, where the spectators could see him bagging P9. Unfortunately, the Mercedes over took him and relegated the both the McLaren drivers.
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