Hamilton fastest in second practice

(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

MONACO (AP) Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest times in the first two practice sessions of the Monaco Grand Prix, but it was 17-year-old Max Verstappen who caught the eye with a superb drive in the morning.

Considering he had never driven before on the Monaco track, Verstappen's second place in the first practice was an outstanding achievement and underlined his growing reputation as a future star.

"It was all new for me, but I felt really good in the car immediately. This gave me a lot of confidence," said Verstappen, who is Dutch and races for Toro Rosso - Red Bull's junior team - and finished seventh in the afternoon's rain-soaked second run. "I can be happy with my first day driving here in Monaco."

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Formula 1 Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 L.Hamilton 111 3
2 N.Rosberg 91 1
3 S.Vettel 80 1
4 K.Raikkonen 52 0
5 V.Bottas 42 0
6 F.Massa 39 0
7 D.Ricciardo 25 0
8 R.Grosjean 16 0
9 F.Nasr 14 0
10 C.Sainz Jr. 8 0
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