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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Daniel Ricciardo quickest again in Monaco GP practice as Max Verstappen crashes

Red Bull again are one-two in final session before qualifying takes place for Sunday's race at 5pm UAE time.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in action during practice at the Monaco Grand Prix. Benoit Tessier / Reuters
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in action during practice at the Monaco Grand Prix. Benoit Tessier / Reuters

Daniel Ricciardo was fastest again for Red Bull Racing in final practice for the Monaco Grand Prix as teammate Max Verstappen crashed late in the session.

After being quickest in both sessions on Thursday, Ricciardo usurped Verstappen, who had been quickest for most of the 60-minute period, with a new lap record of 1 minute, 11.786 seconds.

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This was 0.001 secs faster than his teammate, who had crashed exiting the Swimming Pool complex when he broke his car's front right suspension after brushing too hard against the barrier, with the RB14 hitting the barriers hard on the exit of the corner.

The Red Bull team have two hours to fix Verstappen's car before qualifying begins at 5pm UAE time.

The Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were third and fourth fastest, with championship leader Lewis Hamilton in fifth in his Mercedes-GP.

The whole field was covered by 2.4 seconds, with Marcus Ericsson 20th and last in his Sauber.