Riccardo fastest as ‘Crashstappen’ crashes again (Update)

Ricciardo fastest again
Ricciardo fastest again as his teammate stuffs his car into the Armco

UPDATE Added video of Crashstappen's crash below.

05/26/18 The Red Bulls of Daniel Riccardo and Max Verstappen were again fastest in final practice for the Monaco GP but Max Crashstappen, as he does at most races, crashed hard into the barriers near the end of the session and now his team has to scramble to fix his mangled car in time for qualifying.

3rd and 4th quick were the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, 2/1oth and 3/10ths off the pace respectively.

Mercedes continued to struggle with their car, meanwhile, which demonstrated its lack of agility around the Monaco streets compared to the Red Bull and the Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton was fifth fastest ahead of Valtteri Bottas.

The timesheet shows the drivers lined up by row based on their car, the car being 99% and the driver 1% in F1. Little separates the teammates times because in F1 it isn't the driver, it's the car's designer that determines how fast you go and on this tight circuit the Adrian Newey designed Red Bulls appear to have the upper hand.

But that does not mean they will win because Crashstappen could very well take them both out in the race.

Practice 3 Results

POS NO DRIVER CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:11.786 +0.000s 22
2 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:11.787 +0.001s 14
3 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:12.023 +0.237s 22
4 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:12.142 +0.356s 25
5 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.273 +0.487s 25
6 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:12.356 +0.570s 26
7 28 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso Honda 1:12.752 +0.966s 24
8 10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso Honda 1:12.761 +0.975s 22
9 55 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:12.850 +1.064s 23
10 35 Sergey Sirotkin Williams Mercedes 1:12.854 +1.068s 22
11 2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Renault 1:12.874 +1.088s 24
12 31 Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 1:12.940 +1.154s 22
13 11 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1:13.025 +1.239s 21
14 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:13.112 +1.326s 25
15 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren Renault 1:13.279 +1.493s 24
16 18 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 1:13.595 +1.809s 25
17 16 Charles Leclerc Sauber Ferrari 1:13.644 +1.858s 24
18 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:13.881 +2.095s 20
19 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:14.192 +2.406s 19
20 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 1:14.221 +2.435s 27

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