Bird Leads the Way in FP1 at Monaco

Sam Bird has ended the first free practice session at an adjusted full Monaco layout fastest, as Jaguar aim to return to the front after a difficult showing in Valencia. 

The Brit set a 1.32.220 to finish quickest ahead of his teammate Mitch Evans who set a 1.32.253 to make it a Jaguar one-two.

Their was a lengthy stoppage during the session,  as Sergio Sette Camara stopped on the exit of Rascasse after coming to a halt. Norman Nato also hit Camara while he was stationary and damaged his front wing.

Robin Frijns ended the session third fastest for Envision Virgin Racing. The Dutch driver set a 1.32.360. Reigning Champion Antonio Felix Da Cota was fourth fastest for Ds Techeetah with a 1.32.576.

Pascal Wehrlein ended the session in fifth for Porsche, with Championship leader Nyck De Vries finishing the session in sixth for Mercedes.

Nick Cassidy ended in seventh in the second Envision Virgin Racing car with Lucas Di Grassi in eighth for Audi.

Andre Lotterer was ninth for Porsche and Alex Lynn was tenth for Mahindra.

Elsewhere, Stoffel Vandoorne could only manage 11th fastest with a lap time of 1.33.012. Double Formula E Champion Jean-Eric Vergne finished 13th.

The BMW’s seemed to struggle again after a strong showing in Valencia. Maximilian Gunther finished in 17th and Jake Dennis, who won in Valencia, could only manage 23rd.

Nissan e.Dams also struggled in the first practice session. Oliver Rowland could only manage 19th and Sébastien Buemi ended in 21st. The French team are running their new powertrain along with Dragon.

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