The microclimate created by the mountains that look down on the Principality did their worst today, delivering rain shortly before the start of the second free practice session. At the one circuit on the calendar where lots of laps are a feature of every driver’s programme, this didn’t help.
However, the fears expressed in the media that the lack of grip from the 2014 cars compared to their predecessors would see a high number of cars crashing into the unforgiving barriers proved to be unfounded.
In the Scuderia Ferrari camp, the only technical glitch affected Kimi Raikkonen’s F14 T, which suffered from a gearbox problem. As it occurred in the afternoon, when no one did...
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