Max Verstappen didn't get any further on Thursday than the sixth time in the second free practice for the Monaco Grand Prix. Mercedes clocked the fastest lap times on the narrow street circuit.
Verstappen was in the pits for about half an hour due to a leak in the cooling system of his Red Bull. He did not go further than about fifteen laps, by far the least of all drivers.
De Limburger had clocked 1.12.052 before the problem occurred and was therefore more than 0.1 second faster than in the first training session. Then he scored the second time, shortly behind Lewis Hamilton.
The British leader in the World Cup position again clocked the fastest lap time in the afternoon. The five-time world champion went around in 1.11.118 and narrowly left Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas (1.11.199) behind him.
Leclerc is no further than tenth place
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel (1.11.882), Pierre Gasly of Red Bull (1.11.938) and Toro Rosso's Alexander Albon (1.12.031) were also faster than Vertappen.
Charles Leclerc got no further than tenth place in his Ferrari with 1.12.350. The Monegask complained on his home circuit about a problem with his brakes.
The last training session for the Monaco Grand Prix starts on Saturday at 12.00, followed by the qualifying at 15.00. The sixth race of the year starts on Sunday at 3.10 p.m.
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