F1 Monaco Grand Prix: McLaren and Ferrari Out To Break Red Bull Dominance

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso hope practice times are reflected in Monaco qualification and the race itself.

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Fernando Alonso topped the times of the second practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, with an impressive 1:15.1234 lap in his Ferrari.

Lewis Hamilton was not far behind.

The McLaren driver completing a circuit some 0.109 seconds behind his old rival.

Perhaps more significantly though, it was a marked improvement for Alonso.

The Spaniard remains one of the best drivers in Formula 1, despite his car’s lack of race pace.

Interestingly too – given his utter dominance of the F1 season so far – Sebastian Vettel finished 5th in second practice.

The German was some half a second behind Alonso, but the Red Bull usually finds plenty of speed in qualifying.

Will that prove the case in Monaco?

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