Report – The third free practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix was a particularly busy one for Scuderia Ferrari and the other teams. Normally, the Saturday session is spent concentrating mainly on qualifying, but today, teams and drivers also had to tackle some of the work they were unable to do in Thursday’s second session, which was affected by rain.
The two F14 Ts completed 46 laps, with Fernando Alonso just 20 thousandths of a second faster than Kimi Raikkonen. The Spaniard did 22 laps, the best in 1.17.428, working for a long time with the Soft tyres, before fitting the Supersoft in the final minutes. The Finn ran a similar programme, stopping the clocks in 1.17.448. Lewis Hamilton was quickest for Mercedes in 1.16.758, followed by Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) ahead of the Ferrari duo.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m16.758s 27 2. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m16.808s +0.050s 26 3. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m16.874s +0.116s 24 4. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m17.184s +0.426s 23 5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m17.428s +0.670s 22 6. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m17.448s +0.690s 24 7. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m17.725s +0.967s 23 8. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m18.074s +1.316s 21 9. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1m18.136s +1.378s 19 10. Danil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m18.166s +1.408s 26 11. Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1m18.249s +1.491s 28 12. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m18.262s +1.504s 21 13. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m18.430s +1.672s 31 14. Felipe Massa Williams-Renault 1m18.542s +1.784s 30 15. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m18.598s +1.840s 24 16. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m18.776s +2.018s 26 17. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m18.872s +2.114s 23 18. Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1m19.118s +2.360s 28 19. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m19.149s +2.391s 28 20. Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1m20.271s +3.513s 32 21. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m20.394s +3.636s 25 22. Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1m20.589s +3.831s 30