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Monaco GP: FP3 improvement from FP2 for ROKiT Williams

By Andrew Hooper
May 25 2019

The final practuice session for the 2091 Monaco GP would see the ROKiT Williams team drivers finish slowest but this time it would be Robert Kubica who would finish ahead of team-mate George Russell. Both drivers would spend the whole session running on the soft tyre. George would complete a longer higher fuel run early in the session prior to both drivers completing their qualifying simulations. It was encouraging to see Rpobert only a few tenths behind the Racing Point cars that were in front of him in the times.

 ROKiT Williams Monaco GP Saturday Practice

Team Summary:
The Williams team would send their driver out early to set the early quickest time but the Toro Rosso cars would go quicker but Ricciardo would set a 1m:14.628 to be ahead of Kvyat and Albon. Albon would go quickest with a 1m:13.775 to be 0.8 ahead of Ricciardo. Bottas would easily move ahead with a 1m:12.764 from Vettel and Leclerc. Bottas would improve with a 1m:12.238 while the Williams drivers were currently 13th and 15th with fifteen minutes completed. Hamilton was now second ahead of Vettel and Leclerc. Vettel would have a front right lockup going into Ste Devote crashing into the barrier ending his session. With thirty seven minutes remaining the Williams drivers were last with Robert leading George.

Verstappen was now up in third followed by Gasly and Vettel now fifth. Albon was sixth followed by Raikkonen, Leclerc, Magnussen and Giovinazzi in tenth. At the front Bottas was still fastest with a time of 1m:11.835 as Leclerc moved into fourth. At the front Leclerc would go quickest with a 1m:11.265 to move ahead of Bottas. Hamilton was still third as the final ten minutes of the session commenced. Verstappen was fourth followed by Gasly, Hulkenberg, Ricciardo, Grosjean, Vettel and Raikkonen. Both Williams drivers had run on new soft tyres having improved their times but remained slowest. Stroll would go off at Ste Devote but was able to continue. Kvyat would move up to sixth but Giovinazzi would take this spot from Kvyat, Raikkonen, Albon and Magnussen tenth. The result for the Williams team was pretty much expected but they seemed to be closer to the Racing Point cars in front of them, especially for Robert.

Robert Kubica:
After his team-mate had completed a few lap Robert would come out also the soft tyre. His first time was a 1m:21.714 as he got hs tyres up to temperature. His next lap was a 1m:16.454 to be ahead of his team-mate. A further improvement with a 1m:15.682 would see Robert remain ahead of his team-mate. Robert had pitted switching to new soft tyres and would set a 1m:14.923 and he would also pit after a quick four lap run. With twenty five minutes remaining Robert would return on a new set of soft tyres. He would set a 1m:14.527 to find a few tenths over his previous time. But Robert would set a 1m:14.086 to move ahead of Stroll. But he would drop behind seeing Robert finish 19th.

George Russell:
George would be first out in the final practice running on the soft tyre. He would set the first time of the session with a 1m:22.611, a slow lap. But he would improve with a 1m:17.926. A 1m:17.039 would see him a considerable margin behind the quickest time. A further improvement with a 1m:16.857 from George as he continued his run on the soft tyre. A 1m:16.452 from George as he showed that he was on a long run on the soft tyre running high fuel. George would pit after a fourteen lap run. George would follow his team-mate out also on new soft tyres. A 1m:14.598 from George but he was still behind his team-mate. George would improve with a 1m:14.305 but Robert was still ahead. With the end of the session George would remain slowest.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1m11.265s - 26
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m11.318s 0.053s 27
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m11.478s 0.213s 27
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull-Honda 1m11.539s 0.274s 24
5 Pierre Gasly Red Bull-Honda 1m11.738s 0.473s 27
6 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1m12.170s 0.905s 23
7 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Honda 1m12.194s 0.929s 27
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1m12.270s 1.005s 25
9 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1m12.308s 1.043s 27
10 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso-Honda 1m12.338s 1.073s 32
11 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m12.489s 1.224s 26
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1m12.519s 1.254s 26
13 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1m12.566s 1.301s 27
14 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m12.583s 1.318s 7
15 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1m12.862s 1.597s 29
16 Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1m12.914s 1.649s 26
17 Sergio Perez Racing Point-Mercedes 1m13.232s 1.967s 23
18 Lance Stroll Racing Point-Mercedes 1m13.622s 2.357s 21
19 Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1m14.086s 2.821s 27
20 George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1m14.305s 3.040s 27

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Monaco GP: FP3 improvement from FP2 for ROKiT Williams
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Nice to see Rokit became our long term sponsors to 2091 but sad to see we are still last in 70years time!

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