Hamilton dominates Practice Session 2

Lewis Hamilton dominated the second Thursday practice session in Monte Carlo, topping the timesheets for the majority of the hour. Rosberg was the only driver to really challenge Hamilton, knocking him off the top spot when he switched to soft tyres halfway through the session, before Hamilton followed suit and knocked four tenths off Rosberg s best time 10 minutes later.

The Ferrari s of Raikkonen and Massa continue to look strong with the pair having the third and fourth fastest times respectively, just ahead of the second McLaren of Heikki Kovalainen.

Both Renaults were bizarrely involved in almost identical crashes at Sainte Devote. Nelson Piquet spun into the barriers and damaged his rear wing before team-mate Alonso lost control at the same point 12 minutes later, damaging his wing and suspension. Alonso was the luckier of the two, managing to drag his Renault back to the pits. Unfortunately on his trip to the pits, his car strew debris across the track causing the session to be red flagged for four minutes whilst the marshals cleaned the track up.

Trulli and Sutil also tagged the track walls. Jarno Trulli s Toyota was scraped down the wall on the exit of the Swimming Pool after he lost a fight with some of the rough kerbs in the area. In the final few minutes of the session, Adrian Sutil lost his front wing on the Rascasse guard rail.

Unofficial Times for Monaco, Practice Session 2

Pos  Driver        Team                  Time              Laps
 1.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes      1:15.140            40
 2.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota       1:15.533  + 0.393   39
 3.  Raikkonen     Ferrari               1:15.572  + 0.432   42
 4.  Massa         Ferrari               1:15.869  + 0.729   37
 5.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes      1:15.881  + 0.741   39
 6.  Kubica        BMW Sauber            1:16.296  + 1.156   34
 7.  Alonso        Renault               1:16.310  + 1.170   27
 8.  Button        Honda                 1:16.351  + 1.211   45
 9.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota       1:16.372  + 1.232   40
10.  Barrichello   Honda                 1:16.418  + 1.278   32
11.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber            1:16.426  + 1.286   44
12.  Glock         Toyota                1:16.688  + 1.548   46
13.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault      1:17.094  + 1.954   39
14.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault      1:17.131  + 1.991   39
15.  Piquet        Renault               1:17.246  + 2.106   35
16.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari   1:17.251  + 2.111   33
17.  Trulli        Toyota                1:17.379  + 2.239   28
18.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:17.581  + 2.441   38
19.  Sutil         Force India-Ferrari   1:18.176  + 3.036   31
20.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:18.225  + 3.085   38