The complete 2009 Monaco GP review

The complete 2009 Monaco GP review

A thorough review of all the events and results from round six of the season

PRACTICE 1 - Thursday am

After an early battle for the top spot between Timo Glock and Felipe Massa, it was 2008 race-winner Lewis Hamilton who established himself at the head of the times for much of opening practice.

But then Rubens Barrichello - eager to make up for the frustrations of Spain - threw in a 1m17.189s with 25 minutes to go. That ended up being the benchmark as an engine failure for Sebastian Vettel then slowed the track for a while, and traffic subsequently hampered many efforts to improve in the frantic 10-minute sprint at the end.

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