Monaco Grand Prix 2014: Fernando Alonso sets practice pace

Monaco Grand Prix 2014: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso tops the timesheets ahead of Lewis Hamilton in second practice

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Thursday practice action in Monaco Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Racing

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso topped the timesheets in second practice for the Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel.

The Spaniard ended the session on a 1m 18.482s and was the only man to break the 1m 19s barrier, with Hamilton 0.419 seconds slower.

Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne was fourth-quickest, ahead of the Williams of Valtteri Bottas.

Earlier, Hamilton and Rosberg headed first practice ahead of the Red Bull of Ricciardo and Alonso’s Ferrari.

Hamilton set a best time of 1:18.271 to top the timesheets, only just edging out team-mate Rosberg as the latter closed to within half a 10th late in the session.

The British driver, who is aiming to win his fifth consecutive race on Sunday, arrived at the track late on a boat, but managed to begin the first session on time.

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