Daniel Ricciardo showed the superiority of the Red Bull RB14 in slow corners in Monte Carlo and parts of the track immediately after the corners while Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen once again this season were fastest on straights.
CIRCUIT DE MONACO
BEST SECTOR TIMES
Ricciardo is convincingly fastest in the short third sector where he made the key difference compared to Vettel and Hamilton only managed to be faster than Ricciardo for 0.044 seconds in the first sector with long uphill stretch to Casino.
F1 top speeds are not so important in Monaco, but at the bottom of the table are very familiar names – Hartley and Gasley with Honda’s engines reached just 282 km/h after the tunnel while McLaren’s drivers were marginally better with Renault engines in the next two places.
McLaren is traditionally the worst in terms of maximum speed from three Renault-powered teams this year and in Monaco Renault was the best with 287 km/h – only Hamilton, Vettel and Raikkonen were faster.
Ricciardo was the fastest on the starting finish line, which was the indicator of the brilliant traction of Red Bull RB14 at the exit from the last corner while Ricciardo was the fastest and at the end of the second sector, which was the direct consequence of being fastest in the medium-speed left corner Tabac.