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Ricciardo fastest in Monaco Grand Prix FP2

Daniel Ricciardo set a blistering pace to the top the timesheets in another eventful second practice session at the Monaco Grand Prix

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Daniel Ricciardo set a blistering pace to the top the timesheets in another eventful second practice session at the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday.

Lewis Hamilton was quickest in the first practice session in the glitzy principality, but the Mercedes driver was unable to match Red Bull driver Ricciardo's rapid speed in the afternoon.

The Australian utilised a new upgraded power unit to clock one minute 14.607 seconds in Monte Carlo, with Mercedes driver Hamilton 0.606secs back in second place.

Hamilton's team-mate Rosberg was third-fastest, 0.899 slower than Ricciardo, after the championship leader had been second in a first session that ended with him running over a loose drain cover and suffering a puncture.

Max Verstappen, on a high after winning the Spanish Grand Prix on his Red Bull debut last time out, was fourth in an FP2 not lacking in drama.

Romain Grosjean and Rio Haryanto crashed approaching the chicane, while Kevin Magnussen capped a miserable day for Renault by ploughing into a wall at the final turn.

Sebastian Vettel was fortunate to avoid serious damage to his Ferrari after hitting the barriers at Ste Devote following a spin.

Renault's Jolyon Palmer struck a barrier after a mistake at the fast Tabac corner in FP1 and Felipe Massa crashed his Williams at Sainte Devote in the opening session.

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