Monaco Grand Prix - Practice
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has completed the first day of free practice sessions at the Circuit de Monaco ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. It was the first time for Monegasque rookie, Charles Leclerc, to experience the streets of his hometown in the cockpit of a Formula 1 car. It was a productive day for Marcus Ericsson as well. Both drivers worked in preparation for the race on the city circuit of Monaco where the track layout is particularly challenging for the team; despite the track demands with high levels of downforce, they are optimistic for tomorrow’s sessions, with the gaps between all competitors being very close.
Weather: FP1: sunny and dry, 21-23°C air, 32-38°C track; FP2: sunny and dry, 21-24°C air, 34-42°C track
Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
C37 (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
1st practice: 19th / 1:15.206 min (39 laps) / 2nd practice: 20th / 1:14.173 min (46 laps)
“It has been quite a good day. It is important to get in a lot of laps on Thursday in Monaco, so that is a positive for us. We struggled a bit of the hypersoft tyres, but apart from that it was a smooth day. We built up the speed and have a good base to work from for Saturday and Sunday. I look forward to the rest of the weekend.”