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.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:14.75946
02.United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas1:15.07751
03.Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:15.19638
04.Brazil Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:15.27839
05.Australia Mark WebberRed Bull Racing 1:15.40442
06.Finland Kimi RaikkonenLotus F1 1:15.51139
07.France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 1:15.71810
08.United Kingdom Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:15.95940
09.Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:16.01433
10.United Kingdom Paul di RestaSahara Force India1:16.04643
11.Deutschland Adrian SutilSahara Force India1:16.34944
12.Mexico Sergio PerezVodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.43441
13.Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSauber F1 1:16.82343
14.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 1:16.85741
15.Mexico Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 1:16.93545
16.Australia Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:17.14539
17.France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.18443
18.Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 1:17.26447
19. France Jules BianchiMarussia F11:17.89241
20.France Charles PicCaterham F1 Team 1:18.21244
21. United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia F11:18.78441
22.Holland Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team 1:19.03131