Alonso on top in Monaco practice session
Fernando alonso on top in monaco after day one
Alonso was on top form yesterday as he set a brilliant practice pace of 1 minute 15.123 seconds using his super-soft tyres ahead of the Grand Prix in Monaco this weekend.
Although Vettel had previously topped the day's opening session, we saw the Red bull driver finish fifth place overall with McLaren, Mercedes and Ferrari all finishing ahead of him. Already a two-time winner in Monaco, we could see Alonso do well with his precise driving skills around the track which demands this kind of consistency rather than aerodynamic efficiency. The driver says
In Monaco it's mainly a question of having a good feel for the car: the more the driver has, the harder he can push, lap after lap. It seems we are a bit more competitive than elsewhere, although one has to adopt the usual caution linked to the unknown factor of how much fuel the others were running. However, the reason is very simple in that here, the aerodynamics count for less and so we are suffering less.
Hopefully this could be the start or something interesting, although it might be better to wait for the qualifying sessions before we can make judgement either way I still expect Red Bull to be extremely competitive throughout. Monaco is an exceptional circuit and anything could happen, I'd like to think we're in for a good race this weekend!