Monaco GP: Ricciardo quickest in FP3 as Verstappen shunts

Daniel Ricciardo completed a clean sweep of Monaco Grand Prix practice sessions as his Red Bull Formula 1 teammate Max Verstappen crashed heavily late in FP3 on Saturday. After enjoying a one-two in FP1 and FP2 on Thursday, Red Bull continued its fine form on the streets of Monte Carlo, with Verstappen initially turning the […]

Daniel Ricciardo completed a clean sweep of Monaco Grand Prix practice sessions as his Red Bull Formula 1 teammate Max Verstappen crashed heavily late in FP3 on Saturday.

After enjoying a one-two in FP1 and FP2 on Thursday, Red Bull continued its fine form on the streets of Monte Carlo, with Verstappen initially turning the tables on Ricciardo.

Verstappen set two times good enough for top spot as Thursday pacesetter Ricciardo lapped just over a tenth slower than the Dutchman.

However, when Verstappen emerged for a late run on fresh hypersofts he crashed exiting the Swimming Pool section on his first flying lap.

Verstappen had a small wobble after clearing the Renault of Carlos Sainz approaching the right-left chicane, then clipped the inside wall as he turned in.

That broke the right front steering and sent Verstappen across the chicane’s run-off and into the wall heavily on the right-hand side.

It was an almost identical crash to one Verstappen suffered two years ago, and gives Red Bull significant work to do to get the car ready for qualifying.

The session was red-flagged before resuming with three minutes remaining, and Ricciardo took full advantage to improve to a 1m11.786s, just one-thousandth of a second faster than Verstappen.

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