Nico Rosberg continued to be the dominant driver in the second Monaco practice this afternoon, ending his session 0.318s clear of Lewis Hamilton.

Nico_Rosberg_Monaco_Practice_2Nico, who also topped the time sheet in the morning, lapped his Mercedes in 1:14.759s, that is a second and a half better than the morning session. He was able to do that thanks to a combination of the track rubbering in and the use of Pirelli’s supersoft tyres. Hamilton’s 1:15.077s put him in front of Fernando Alonso’s 1:15.196s for Ferrari, with Felipe Massa making it a good day for the Scuderia by claiming fourth with 1:15.278s.

Red Bull best driver was Mark Webber who lapped in 1:15.404s as Sebastian Vettel – whose car was worked on during the session – continued to struggle  as  he remain at the bottom half of the top 10 with a ninth-best time of 1:16.014s. At this point we cannot exclude the fact that the Red Bull’s were sandbagging, but that will be revealed on Saturday.

Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:14.759 46
02. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:15.077 51
03. Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:15.196 38
04. Brazil Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari 1:15.278 39
05. Australia Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1:15.404 42
06. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F1 1:15.511 39
07. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 1:15.718 10
08. United Kingdom Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.959 40
09. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:16.014 33
10. United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 1:16.046 43
11. Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sahara Force India 1:16.349 44
12. Mexico Sergio Perez Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.434 41
13. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sauber F1 1:16.823 43
14. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 1:16.857 41
15. Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 1:16.935 45
16. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.145 39
17. France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.184 43
18. Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 1:17.264 47
19. France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 1:17.892 41
20. France Charles Pic Caterham F1 Team 1:18.212 44
21. United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 1:18.784 41
22. Holland Giedo van der Garde Caterham F1 Team 1:19.031 31