FP1: Sainz establishes the rhythm in front of Alonso and Hamilton in opening practice meeting in Monaco

Carlos Sainz and Ferrari made a quick beginning to their Monaco Excellent Prix weekend, as the Spaniard drove the way

in the principal practice meeting in Monte Carlo, establishing the rhythm in front of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

In a bustling meeting in which the drivers and their groups hoped to find a workable pace and on top of the circuit,

it was Sainz who established the early rhythm on the medium tire with a period of 1m 14.251s, to lead his colleague Charles Leclerc and Alonso.

Hamilton then vaulted to the highest point of the timesheets before Haas' Nico Hulkenberg slammed into the wall at Turn 13, harming his left-back tire,

and keeping in mind that he had the option to successfully return to the carport, the meeting was momentarily red hailed as they had to fix the boundary.

Endless supply of the meeting, the quick laps started to roll in from the drivers,

with Sainz going considerably quicker on the medium tire with a period of 1m 13.372s, to lead Alonso by 0.338s.

Three-time victor in Monte Carlo, Hamilton looked agreeable in the overhauled W14,

with his quickest time adequate for third, in front of last year's champ Sergio Perez in fourth for Red Bull.

Home most loved Leclerc was fifth quickest for Ferrari, while title pioneer Max Verstappen had an incoherent meeting,

whining of lining and backside issues on his RB19, in spite of the fact that he actually put down a point in time sufficient for 6th.

Lando Norris - brandishing the oddball 'Triple Crown' attire on his McLaren - was seventh speediest,

in front of the Snow capped of Esteban Ocon and the other Aston Martin of Spear Walk.

Alex Albon was tenth quickest for Williams, despite the fact that it was a terrible finish to the meeting for the Thai racer,

as he collided with the hindrances on the exit of Turn 1, getting an early finish to procedures the initial hour.

Valtteri Bottas was eleventh quickest for Alfa Romeo, while Kevin Magnussen was twelfth fastest for Haas in their 150th Thousand Prix weekend in Recipe 1.

Yuki Tsunoda was thirteenth fastest for AlphaTauri, in front of his previous partner Pierre Gasly, and the other Mercedes of George Russell,

in fifteenth, with the Briton grumbling of brake and tires issues on his overhauled W14.

Nyck de Vries was sixteenth quickest, in front of his kindred tenderfoots Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant,

in the McLaren and Williams separately, with Zhou Guanyu in nineteenth, and Nico Hulkenberg at the lower part of the field.