(Monte-Carlo) Max Verstappen (Red Bull), leader of the Formula 1 world championship, set the fastest time in the 2nd free practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix, 6th round of the F1 World Championship, on Friday on the circuit of Monaco.

Only 6th in the first tests contested earlier in the afternoon, the Dutchman, who had notably complained of clutch problems and a difficult to drive RB19, seems to have recovered.

Friday evening, the reigning double world champion is ahead of the Ferraris of Monegasque Charles Leclerc and Spaniard Carlos Sainz, at the origin of the only red flag of the session, after hitting a wall at around fifteen minutes. of the end. The time to clear the car, the session was able to resume.

This is followed by another Spaniard, Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin), the British Lando Norris (McLaren) and Lewis Hamilton (Merdedes), the other Red Bull by Sergio Pérez and the Finn Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo).

French drivers from Alpine Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon complete the Top 10.

On Saturday, the drivers will compete in a final practice session scheduled for 12:30 p.m. before qualifying at 4 p.m.