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Monaco FP1: A flying start for Charles Leclerc at his home race

Monaco FP1: A flying start for Charles Leclerc at his home race

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Charles Leclerc increased the hype for the Monaco Grand Prix weekend as the local lad set the pace in Friday’s first practice ahead of Sergio Perez.

Born in Monaco, Leclerc has never seen the chequered flag at his home race, never mind win it. This year, he is the favourite along with Max Verstappen.

The Ferrari driver made his mark in Friday’s opening practice, a 1:14.531 putting him ahead of Perez and Carlos Sainz. The gap between the trio, though, was only 0.07s.

Unfortunately for Mercedes, both George Russell and Lewis Hamilton reported “crazy” porpoising as they finished P8 and P10.

And they weren’t the only drivers complaining about the ride quality of the all-new cars on the tight, twisty street circuit.

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