Event: Monaco F1 Grand Prix
Track: Monaco Circuit

First Free F1 Practice Results 2021 Monaco F1 GP (FP1)

Sergio Perez driving the (11) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco

Weather: dry  20.2°C
Tarmac: dry  38.2°C
Humidity : 53.8%
Wind : 0.3 m/s NE
Pressure: 1019 bar

First free practice for the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix was driven under near perfect weather circumstances with  a light breeze and clear blue skies.

After 15 minutes Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz was quickest with a 1:13.388 min on medium tyres. Max Verstappen was 2nd with the Red Bull on more than 1 second but on the hard tyres. Lewis Hamilton was 3rd in the Mercedes also on the hardest compound. Sebastian Vettel was surprisingly quick by driving the 4th fastest lap time in the Aston Martin and medium tyres.

For Charles Leclerc this FP1 was cut very short as he had to drive back to the pits with a gearbox problem. The Monegasque only could drive four laps around his home town in the Ferrari.

With 36 minutes to go Fernando Alonso had a harsh moment. The Spanish driver lost control of the Alpine in the last corner and hit the barrier with his front wing. He was able to go on but lost some debris. A virtual safety car was the result. Later on he out-braked himself and had to use the escape road at Saint Devote. Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen made the same error and did the same route as the Spanish driver.

Halfway the session Lewis Hamilton was quickest in the Mercedes with medium tyres. His time was 1:12.995 min. The British driver was followed by his teammate Valtteri Bottas on 0.136s. At that moment Verstappen was 3rd on 0.196. The top 3 all clocked those times on medium tyres. This time Pierre Gasly was 4th in the AlphaTauri on soft tyres, later on he even improved to P1 with 1:12.929 min.

With 15 minutes to go Max Verstappen took over P1 on medium tyres. The Dutchman did a lap around Monaco in 1:12.648 min. His teammate Sergio Perez was 2nd on 0.169s but had to use the quicker soft tyres to do it. Later on he aced that time to go fastest.

1:12.106 min was the fastest lap time of last FP1 in Monaco back in 2019. It  was clocked by Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes W10.

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FP1 Times Table 2021 Monaco GP

PNoDriverTeamLap TimeP1  GapLapsTyres
111Sergio PérezRed Bull1:12,48736S (C5)
255Carlos SainzFerrari1:12,6060,11932M (C4)
333Max VerstappenRed Bull1:12,6480,16139M (C4)
410Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:12,9290,44237S (C5)
544Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:12,9950,50834M (C4)
677Valtteri BottasMercedes1:13,1310,64436M (C4)
74Lando NorrisMcLaren1:13,2360,74931M (C4)
85Sebastian VettelAston Martin1:13,7321,24533M (C4)
922Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri1:13,7461,25939S (C5)
107Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo1:14,0811,59431M (C4)
1118Lance StrollAston Martin1:14,0901,60333M (C4)
1299Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:14,1061,61927M (C4)
1314Fernando AlonsoAlpine1:14,2051,71837M (C4)
146Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:14,2681,78141S (C5)
153Daniel RicciardoMcLaren1:14,2811,79436M (C4)
1631Esteban OconAlpine1:14,3201,83337M (C4)
179Nikita MazepinHaas1:14,6162,12933S (C5)
1847Mick SchumacherHaas1:14,8012,31435S (C5)
1963George RussellWilliams1:14,8402,35335H (C3)
2016Charles LeclercFerrari1:19,6187,1314M (C4)

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