Ricciardo’s accident in the second training session!


After 30 minutes: Leclerc leads

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has just taken the lead on soft tires in second free practice. Halfway through the session, he is two tenths ahead of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen.

Perez has just lost the left rearview mirror. Sebastian Vettel, currently in P7, only just managed to avoid an accident in the swimming neck department. Mick Schumacher is currently P14.

Get more information in the session’s live ticker!


Interesting dialogue between McLaren and Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is currently not having an easy time with McLaren. McLaren boss Zak Brown recently criticized him in clear words. Now this dialogue follows Ricciardo’s crash via radio:

Engineer: “Daniel, is the car okay?”

Ricciardo: “Uh, I’m okay.”

Engineer: “I’m glad you’re okay. We’ll fix the car, do not panic.”

So the first question was not about the driver, but about the vehicle, but maybe it was just a coincidence.


Ricciardo’s accident, red flag!

The first Formula 1 accident this weekend: Daniel Ricciardo crashed into McLaren MCL36 by swimming pool harassment. He himself appears to have survived the accident unharmed.

Second training is interrupted with the red flag. Get more information in our session live ticker!


Training runs, Schumacher runs

After the technical problems in the first training session, the second unit starts much better for Mick Schumacher: After changing gearbox and MGU-K, Schumacher is already on his way in Haas VF-22, has already ridden several laps and is at the top with his early times 10 in the rankings.

But there’s still some movement at Alfa Romeo: Both cars are in the pits after Valtteri Bottas was barely able to drive earlier. Also in his case it was MGU-K.


MGU-K problem also with Bottas

Valtteri Bottas is the only driver who has not yet set a timed lap in Monaco. As with Mick Schumacher, the MGU-K unit in the Ferrari drive also went on strike: Bottas managed only two slow laps. This is the fourth time he is losing a free training session this year, and like Schumacher, he needs to catch up on the experience deficit in the second training session.


Lando Norris “not back to 100 percent yet”

According to McLaren team manager Andreas Seidl, Lando Norris continues to struggle with the consequences of tonsillitis, which already hit him at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. “He’s probably not back at 100 percent yet,” Seidl says. “But he’s much better.”

McLaren driver Norris skipped the official FIA press conference to take it easy before Friday’s training session. He then usually sat in the car during the first training session, drove 31 laps and finished fifth.

“Both cars worked well,” Seidl says. “It was definitely one of the best first training sessions this year.” We had no problems. That’s what you want for such a special weekend here in Monaco. A good start. “

But if Norris were not ready for action, McLaren would be spoiled for choice as to which of its reservists would come into play: The team has access to Mercedes reserve drivers Nyck de Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne under contract, as well as Alpine reserve driver Oscar Piastri. (Get access to the reserve driver overview for the 2022 season here!)


Schumacher car ready for second practice again

Haas reports: Mick Schumacher’s vehicle will be ready for the second free training session (from 5pm). “We replaced the gearbox and the MGU-K.” The gearbox change became necessary after the MGU-K defect in the first Monaco training session.

However, this does not result in a penalty: Schumacher’s components are still within the allowable quota for the 2022 season. Click here for the complete engine overview!


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Monaco technology: very close!

What’s new in the Formula 1 pit track? Our photographers from Motorsport Images went hunting and Giorgio Piola was again very close to the Formula 1 cars. Here is the result: detailed photos of the vehicles and their technology in the Monaco version!

Photo gallery: Formula 1 technology: detailed photos at the Monaco Grand Prix 2022


Ralf Schumacher: Mick is being courted!

According to Ralf Schumacher, his nephew Mick Schumacher does not have to worry about the sporting future of Formula 1. Already in his second year, Mick has “value in Formula 1”, and there are several teams interested in the young German, according to Ralf Schumacher. It’s not just Aston Martin, “he says.

What also speaks for Mick Schumacher is the “German component”, where two German brands with Porsche and Audi penetrate Formula 1 as engine suppliers, but not until 2026. But the topic is already gaining momentum, says Ralf Schumacher : “A lot is happening now. [Im] In August and September, things really get going. “

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Video: The Schumacher incident

How Mick Schumacher rolled out in the past and why alpine skier Fernando Alonso was also involved in the bizarre incident at the beginning of Pitlane: The scene from the first free training session in the video!


Photo update!

Our colleagues from Motorsport Images have done it again and loaded more images into our system that are worth seeing. You can now find the highlights from the first free training session in our Formula 1 photo gallery – so take a look right away!

Photos: F1: Monaco Grand Prix 2022, Friday


Mercedes again with “incredibly bouncing”

Lewis Hamilton complained about “incredibly bouncing” during the session, and Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff also sees this as a core issue for the Silver Arrows in Monaco.

On ‘Sky’, Wolff said after training: “Sometimes it’s a combination of aerodynamics and stiffness. Today it’s stiffness. But our car seems to work. We were fast. Maybe not in the end with hard tires when we simulated long runs but overall we seem to have a good car. It’s just that it can not be driven. “

His team can now only work “on the setup” and hope to make the vehicle more comfortable for the drivers.

Hamilton had also requested padding for his elbows under the unit because he was constantly hitting the cockpit. Wolff: “If it goes faster, he will get all the cushions he wants.”


Red Bull “safe”, even without a best time

Ferrari is at the forefront, but Red Bull is “satisfied” with the hunting position, says Helmut Marko on ‘Sky’. He explains: “Max [Verstappen] put his time on the very first round with Medium. It was certainly not the fastest way. Then he slowed down and we decided not to continue chasing times. “

The small gap for Ferrari shows that Red Bull is “at the forefront” in Monaco, Marko continues. And: “We look forward to it all with confidence.”

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It’s getting worse for Schumacher …

Ralf Schumacher believes that his nephew Mick Schumacher’s technical problems in the first training session are just the beginning of a difficult weekend.

On ‘Sky’, the former Formula 1 driver said: “He needs every meter on this special track, but the set-up work is also lost. Now you have to drive with a compromise again.”

“The bigger problem is: On a pitch like Monaco you have to improve, you slowly get used to it, you can take risks eventually. Mick completely misses it. It’s getting harder now.”


Big problems with Bottas and Alfa Romeo

“Everything has to fit perfectly,” Valtteri Bottas said a few hours ago at the press conference. Hardly anything went right in training: Bottas only managed two laps without time, so he missed practically the entire first free training session.

This was due to an unspecified “technical issue” on the Alfa Romeo C42. “As a result, we had to remove the entire rear end to track the problem,” reports Alfa Romeo. And there was not enough time in training to find and correct the mistake.

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