If there’s one race that Ferrari and Leclerc have marked red on their agendas, it’s Monaco. Charles, who wants to break his ‘curse’ at home and hopes to show off in front of his fans, is currently the fastest of his first free practice sessions in the Principality, despite teammate Carlos Sainz with a time of 1. 13″372. Madrid finished ahead of Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), while the Red Bulls didn’t get off to such a spectacular start with Principality winner Checo Pérez a year ago, interim fourth place and championship leader Max. Verstappen is sixth.

While the streets of Monaco may not be the best place to experiment, mercedes It brought up to six major updates with a B version of the W14; this definitively surpasses the revolutionary and failed concept. Red Bull or Aston Martin.

At the premiere of the new ‘silver arrows’, Hamilton came to dominate the first free session in Monaco and finished on good terms. Rather partner George Russell He found himself very uncomfortable, as he made clear to his engineers on the radio during the group opening their training session.

The less ambitious but necessary improvements it includes seem to work as well. aston martin this weekend: New front and rear suspension. Brake ducts adapted for Monaco and changes to the rear wing.

Silverstoneers chose to include some of the innovations they had prepared for Imola that they were unable to test when the event was cancelled. Emilia Romagna GP Due to heavy flooding last week. Alonso set good times from the start, and like other drivers, this one didn’t resort to softer doughs.

Alex Albon’s spectacular crash, which slammed into the wall and shattered his Williams, caused the second red flag of the morning. Kevin Magnussen (Haas). The second remaining 3.39 forced us to predict the end of the session, so no one improved their time. Two Spaniards, Sainz and Alonso, dominate Monaco this afternoon (5pm), waiting for the spare seconds.

Monaco GP. Free Exercise 1:

1. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 1’13,372

2. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) at 0.338

3. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) at 0.663

4. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) at 0.666

5. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) at 0.721

6. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 0.872

7. Lando Norris (McLaren) at 1,095

8. Esteban Ocon (Alp) at 1.213

9. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) in 1,281

10. Alexander Albon (Williams) 1,294

11. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) at 1,346

12. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) at 1,353

13. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) in 1448

14. Pierre Gasly (Alp) in 1494

15. George Russell (Mercedes) 1.694

16. Nyck de Vries (AlphaTauri) in 1711

17. Oscar Piastri (McLaren) in 1820

18. Logan Sargeant (Williams) at 2185

19. Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) in 2,312

20. Nico Hulkenberg (Haas) at 2,413