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DATA POINTS: What we learned from Friday practice in Monaco

F1 Correspondent & Presenter

Lawrence Barretto
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MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 26: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Ferrari SF-23 and Oscar

Monaco looked resplendent as Friday practice got underway on perhaps the most famous racing circuit of them all. And it delivered a tasty series of lap times to suggest we have at least three teams – maybe even four – in with a shout of taking pole position.

Ferrari hold the edge over Red Bull on one-lap pace

Ask anyone in the F1 paddock and they will tell you that when it comes to preparing the car for Monaco, the focus is on qualifying pace because a good grid slot is so important on a track where it is very, very challenging to overtake.

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