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2024 Monaco Grand Prix FP2 report and highlights: FP2: Local hero Charles Leclerc sets the pace during busy second practice in Monaco by Hamilton and Alonso

The drivers clearly pressed on as the session progressed, with Yuki Tsunoda, Oscar Piastri and Max Verstappen among those who hit the walls, although they all escaped without significant consequences. Hamilton, for his part, managed to get within two tenths of Leclerc’s best time.

The Monegasque’s lap of 1m 11.278s remained unbeaten for the rest of the hour, with Hamilton having a decent start in P2 ahead of Fernando Alonso in third for Aston Martin. Verstappen, who had a small run-in with Yuki Tsunoda in the closing stages, feeling that he was blocked by the Japanese driver, took fourth place.

HIGHLIGHTS: Watch the action from a busy first practice session in Monte Carlo as Zhou hits the wall

Lando Norris was the leading McLaren in P5, just a hundredth of a second ahead of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in P6, while Lance Stroll claimed P7 for Aston Martin, followed by Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in P8, who had previously reported problems with the ride of his RB20.

Alex Albon and George Russell completed the top 10 for Williams and Mercedes respectively, with Tsunoda placing his RB in 11th, ahead of Piastri, who did not use his McLaren’s soft tire during the session, in 12th.

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