Monaco GP: No improvement in FP2 for ROKiT Williams
By Andrew Hooper May 24 2019
The second Thursday practice session for the 2019 Monaco GP would see the ROKiT Williams Team find no real improvement in their times with both drivetrs finishing the slowest. George Russell would finish ahead of team-mate Robert Kubica in what was an overall unevetful day. George would have a brake lock up at Ste Devote flat spotting his left front tyre forcing him to adjust his programme. The session would see both drivers focus on longer runs late in the session.
Monaco GP Thursday 2nd Practice
The second practice session for the 2019 Monaco Grand prix would see drivers
coming out on a variety of tyres covering all three tyre types. Giovinazzi
would set a 1m:14.625 to be an early quickest, running on the medium tyre.
Team-mate Raikkonen would go quicker with a 1m:13.905 with Norris second.
Giovinazzi would return to the top of the times with a 1m:13.794. With just
over ten minutes completed neither Williams driver had set a time. Albon was
now quickest with a 1m:13.082 running on the soft. Leclerc and Vettel were
second and third but Vettel would go quickest on the soft tyre with a
1m:12.982 but Albon would swap the places with a 1m:12.834. Leclerc was now
second followed by Vettel.
Only one Williams was out running with the second still in its garage with
fifteen minutes completed. Bottas would go fastest with a 1m:12.798 running
on the medium. Vettel was now second but on the soft tyre with Albon now
third. Hamilton would move up to second just 0.066 behind his team-mate. A
1m:11.926 from Hamilton to go quickest while Gasly was now fourth. Bottas
was also into the 1m:11s but remained second from Verstappen, Vettel, Gasly,
Albon, Leclerc and Norris eighth. Gasly would move up to fourth while for
Williams they were now 18th and 20th.
Vettel would go quickest with a 1m:11.881 but was on the soft tyre. But
Bottas would return on the soft tyre and would set a 1m:11.597 to go
quickest. Vettel was second followed by Hamilton but the Mercedes driver had
yet to set a soft tyre time. The Williams drivers would eventually go
slowest with George just ahead of Robert. Bottas would improve with a
1m:11.199 to be fastest from Hamilton, Vettel, Gasly, Albon, Verstappen,
Magnussen, Giovinazzi, Raikkonen, and Leclerc. But Hamilton would go quicker
with a 1m:11.118. The Williams team had both drivers out with under thirty
minutes remaining but they had split their tyre evaluations with George on
the medium and Robert the soft. The Williams drivers continue to carry out
their longer runs with just over ten minutes remaining. Both would pit as
the final minutes of the sessions started switching to the opposite tyre.
Both drivers would complete practice starts with the end of the session. At
the end of the session it would seem that both drivers had gone backwards in
their times compared to FP1.
Robert would be first out for Williams running on the medium tyre. Robert
would set a 1m:19.823 to be slowest. He would improve with a 1m:17.453 but
remained slowest. Robert would set a 1m:16.369 as he continued his run. His
next lap was a 1m:15.715 and he would then pit after a seven lap run. Robert
was back out switching to the soft tyre. He would improve with a 1m:15.292
to be just 0.24 behind his team-mate. A 1m:15.146 would see Robert move into
19th and ahead of Stroll. He would pit after a nine lap run. With just under
thirty minutes remaining Robert would come out on new soft tyres. He would
complete a 19 lap run on the soft tyre before pitting to switch to the
medium tyre. He would complete a short run on the medium tyre and the
session would end.
Twenty minutes of the session completed and George was still in his pit. But
he would finally come out running on the soft tyre setting a 1m:15.734 to be
slowest. He would improve with a 1m:15.052 to move up to 18th. George would
go off at Ste Devote after a massive brake lockup on the front right. He
would pit straight away to have his car checked. With just over forty
minutes remaining George would return this time on the medium tyre. he was
on a longer run on the harder tyre. George would pit after a ten lap run. He
would return on new medium tyres and would complete a 17 lap run, pitting
with just under five minutes remaining. He would return for a soft tyre run
in the final moments of the session but would not improve.
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Monaco GP: No improvement in FP2 for ROKiT Williams
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Date: 24/05/2019 01:37
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