Monaco 2008: Friday Afternoon Practice

Monaco 2008: Friday Afternoon Practice

Lewis Hamilton has jumped to the top of the timing sheet in the afternoon practice session, leading Nico Rosberg who has put in two stellar performances today in his Williams FW30. The margin at the top increased with the Ferraris having to settle for third and fourth for Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa respectively. Both Renaults suffered after lunch with Nelson Piquet Jr and Fernando Alonso damaging their R28 chassis. Piquet was the first of the Renaults to clout the barriers at Ste Devote, spinning around and damaging his rear wing. A few minutes later, Alonso followed suit getting his R28 tail-happy and tagging the armco with his left-rear corner.

Giancarlo Fisichella fell back on his morning’s tenth place, finishing the day in sixteenth but ahead of Jarno Trulli who had another accident to add to his morning damage. Trulli came off the kerbs poorly at the Swimming Pool and scraped the wall, further decreasing his track time. Adrian Sutil completed the round-up of drivers struggling after the German exited Rascasse sans-front wing.

Honda looked to be improving with Jenson Button ending his day in eighth and Rubens Barrichello finished in tenth. The Red Bulls though don’t appear to be shining as well, with David Coulthard finally getting out on track following his morning throttle issue, only to go fourteenth fastest, one place behind his team mate.

Monaco 2008: Friday Afternoon Practice Times

1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1m15.140s 40 Laps
2. Nico Rosberg Williams 1m15.533s 39 Laps
3. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m15.572s 42 Laps
4. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m15.869s 37 Laps
5. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren 1m15.881s 39 Laps
6. Robert Kubica BMW 1m16.296s 34 Laps
7. Fernando Alonso Renault 1m16.310s 27 Laps
8. Jenson Button Honda 1m16.351s 45 Laps
9. Kazuki Nakajima Williams 1m16.372s 40 Laps
10. Rubens Barrichello Honda 1m16.418s 32 Laps
11. Nick Heidfeld BMW 1m16.426s 44 Laps
12. Timo Glock Toyota 1m16.688s 46 Laps
13. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m17.094s 39 Laps
14. David Coulthard Red Bull Racing 1m17.131s 39 Laps
15. Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault 1m17.246s 35 Laps
16. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India 1m17.251s 33 Laps
17. Jarno Trulli Toyota 1m17.379s 28 Laps
18. Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m17.581s 38 Laps
19. Adrian Sutil Force India 1m18.176s 31 Laps
20. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m18.225s 38 Laps

Edit: When I say Friday, I really mean Thursday. Monaco always throws me out of sync!


  • Thanks themark. I realised as soon I posted this, the second of the “Friday Practice” posts and added a note to the bottom of each, just below the results table. Monaco messes with my mind each year – I spent all day jumping around work because I thought it was Friday!

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