Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was the star of the second practice session in Monte Carlo after he put in the fastest time of the day with his new Renault engine.
For the first time this season, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were genuinely challenged for pace as they were second and third fastest respectively.
Spanish Grand Prix Champion Max Verstappen couldn’t quite match the pace of his teammate’s new engine but was none the less impressive to keep the two Ferrari’s behind him on timesheet.
Starting off the first sector with blistering speed, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel suffered a blunder on a hot lap when he spun out and damaged his rear wing. However, the German told the Scuderia to “Get a spare ready” as he stormed back on the track.
The four-time World Champion failed to get his rhythm back and suffered a few more blemishes as the session progressed.
After crashing out of FP1, Renault driver Jolyon Palmer managed to get out on the track with 30 minutes ago, something the French-based team were delighted about.
However, their applause was short lived as Palmer’s teammate Kevin Magnussen went into the barrier only moments later.
Elsewhere, Toro Rosso duo Carlos Sainz Jr. and Daniil Kvyat mirrored their parent team drivers at Red Bull to also end the session quicker than Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel.
Haas driver Romain Grosjean fell victim to the famous Monaco GP tunnel when he lost control of his car as soon as he came out and scraped the barrier, luckily the damage wasn’t too bad and he continued with his session.
Manor driver Rio Haryanto ended his session after only eight laps when the Indonesian crashed his car at the Chicane.
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:14.607 40 laps
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:15.213 +0.606 36 laps
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:15.506 0.899 48 laps
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:15.571 0.964 42 laps
5 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:15.815 1.208 53 laps
6 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1:15.981 1.374 54 laps
7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:16.040 1.433 38 laps
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1:16.120 1.513 48 laps
9 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:16.269 1.662 40 laps
10 Jenson Button McLaren 1:16.325 1.718 46 laps
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:16.487 1.880 49 laps
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:16.723 2.116 43 laps
13 Esteban Gutierrez Haas F1 Team 1:16.782 2.175 40 laps
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:16.849 2.242 47 laps
15 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team 1:16.874 2.267 23 laps
16 Felipe Massa Williams 1:17.286 2.679 42 laps
17 Kevin Magnussen Renault F1 Team 1:17.530 2.923 29 laps
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:17.562 2.955 39 laps
19 Jolyon Palmer Renault F1 Team 1:17.761 3.154 24 laps
20 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:17.999 3.392 49 laps
21 Rio Haryanto Manor Racing 1:18.647 4.040 10 laps
22 Pascal Wehrlein Manor Racing 1:18.814 4.207 46 laps