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27 May 17:23 Joins us on 10 June for the Canadian GP. Goodnight. 
27 May 17:01 Red Bull boss Horner: “You have done an amazing job today. That is right up there with what Schumacher did in 1995, and it is pay-back for 2016.” Does he mean 1994 (Spanish GP, second with only fifth gear)  - Andre Benson 
27 May 16:57 "I don't know how you did that, Daniel," says engineer Simon Rennie 
27 May 16:56 Brilliant win for Daniel Ricciardo as he wins the Monaco GP! 
27 May 16:54 Final lap
27 May 16:50 VSC is off and we're back underway with four laps to go. 
27 May 16:49 Hartley pulls into pits, unfortunately his race is over.
27 May 16:47 Virtual safety car is out. 
27 May 16:47 Le Clerc rams into the back of Brendon Hartley. 
27 May 16:47 Yellow flags at sector 2 and 3. 
27 May 16:45 7 laps to go as Ricciardo's gap increases marginally to 1.4 secs. 
27 May 16:44 10 laps to go.
27 May 16:39 15 laps to go
27 May 16:37 Just a second separates race leader Ricciardo and second placed Vettel. 
27 May 16:33 Williams drivers update: Alonso's retirement promotes Sergey and Lance to P18 and P19. 18 laps remaining. 
27 May 16:24 Alonso's McLaren is billowing smoke from the rear right tyre, he's out of the race. Remarkably it's the first retirement of the afternoon. 
27 May 16:22 Nico Hulkeberg takes on hypersofts and rejoins in P10. 
27 May 16:18 Red Bull engineer to Ricciardo: "You're doing a really good job mate. Very impressive. Your tyres looking really good at this stage". 
27 May 16:18 Lap 50/78: Incredibly Ricciardo has maintained a 1.2 sec lead over Vettel who simply cannot get close enough to the Aussie. 
27 May 16:07 Lap 41/78: Top five: Ric, Vet, Ham, Rai, Bot 
27 May 16:02 Gasly finally pits and rejoins in P10. 
27 May 15:55 Might be a battery issue on Ricciardo's car, Red Bull say they're still investigating the problem. 
27 May 15:54 46 laps to go.
27 May 15:54

Ricciardo: "Will it get better?"

Red Bull: "Negative."

27 May 15:50 Vettel is all over the leading Red Bull. 
27 May 15:50 Oh no, Ricciardo: "losing power".  
27 May 15:49 Watch Bottas, he's currently lapping two seconds faster than any other car on track. 
27 May 15:48 27/78: Top five: Ric, Vet, Ham, Rai, Bot
27 May 15:41 ICYMI: Some of the celebs at the race today - 
27 May 15:40 19/78: Ricciardo is looking very comfortable in the lead, he's opened up a 2.5 sec lead over Vettel. 
27 May 15:35 Lap 16/78: Ricciardo pits. 
27 May 15:30 The reigning champ is the first man to take a scheduled stop and feeds back into P6, in a big gap between Ocon and Alonso.  
27 May 15:28 Hamilton pits and puts on ultrasoft tyres. 
27 May 15:27 Max is flying, he's up to P14 after passing Hartley and Sirotkin
27 May 15:26 Lance Stroll has a puncture, he's now in P20, the Canadian dives into the pits. 
FINISH That is it from our race coverage here at the Monaco Grand Prix. Join us in two weeks time for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
FINISH He becomes just the third Australian to win in the principality, after Jack Brabham and Mark Webber (x2). It is Ricciardo's seventh win in F1, and his first from inside the top three.
FINISH The Australian takes the victory, ahead of Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas.
Lap 77 Just one more lap left for our leader, Daniel Ricciardo, who has been struggling with power issues all race.
Lap 76 Vettel locks up at Mirabeau, but just about manages to get round, but drops to over six seconds behind the Australian.
Lap 75 The gap between Hamilton (P3) and Verstappen (P9) is less than eight seconds.
Lap 74 The VSC ends with just over four laps to go. Vettel has dropped to four seconds back from Ricciardo.
Lap 73 "I had no brakes. Brakes went completely off". Leclerc says on the team radio after the incident. The VSC comes out to neutralise the race with five laps to go.
Lap 72 Charles Leclerc flies straight into the back of Brendon Hartley at the chicane, as the Sauber had no chance under braking.
Lap 71 Esteban Ocon is now within 1.5 seconds of Valtteri Bottas for P5.
Lap 70 Romain Grosjean pits with eight laps to go, putting on the hypersofts.
Lap 70 Brendon Hartley may be in P11 right now, but does have a five-second penalty, which could drop him behind Leclerc, Ericsson, Perez and Magnussen.
Lap 69 The two leaders get past Romain Grosjean to lap the Frenchman. He becomes the third man to be lapped after the two Williams' drivers.
Lap 67 Hamilton, Raikkonen and Bottas are dropping further back from the leading two.
Lap 66 Lapped cars could cause a slight problem in the near future, with Grosjean shortly in front of the leaders.
Lap 65 Esteban Ocon is now only eight seconds behind the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas, as the concertina effect of Monaco keeps on bringing the action.
Lap 64 Verstappen is told to make sure that any possible future overtakes are kept clean... The Dutchman is right up behind Hulkenberg and Gasly in a battle for P7.
Lap 63 Fifteen laps to go: RIC VET HAM RAI BOT OCO GAS HUL VER SAI the top ten.
Lap 61 Lance Stroll comes in once again, his third stop of the race. He puts on the hypersofts again, but the Canadian is a couple of laps down.
Lap 61 The top eight are separated by only twenty seconds, with Nico Hulkenberg right up behind Pierre Gasly for P7 and P8.
Lap 60 Max Verstappen puts in the fastest lap of the grand prix, and sits in P9 at the moment.
Lap 59 Twenty to go: RIC VET HAM RAI BOT OCO GAS HUL VER SAI HAR LEC ERI PER MAG VAN GRO SIR STR Fernando Alonso the only retiree so far.
Lap 58 Next time round, the Dutchman just about gets the job done at the chicane, bouncing over the kerbs after going round the outside of the Renault.
Lap 57 Max Verstappen is all over the back of Carlos Sainz, and the Spaniard cuts the chicane to keep the position.
Lap 55 Carlos Sainz lets Nico Hulkenberg through for P8, with the German on the much fresher tyres. He manages to get back in line to keep Verstappen behind.
Lap 53 That moves Gasly into P7, the two Renaults uptown P8 and P9, with Max Verstappen now into the points once again.
Lap 52 Fernando Alonso becomes the first retirement of the Monaco Grand Prix, as his gearbox gives up on him, ending his run of five straight points finishes.
Lap 51 Elsewhere, Pierre Gasly is now all over the back of Fernando Alonso, in the battle for P7. The Frenchman's supersofts are much fresher than those on the McLaren.
Lap 50 Vettel now pushes again, and is within a second. Meanwhile, Hulkenberg finally stops for a set of hypersofts tyres, coming out in P10, behind team-mate Carlos Sainz.
Lap 49 The top three are now separated by 2.6 seconds as they enter the fiftieth lap of the grand prix.
Lap 48 With thirty laps to go, Daniel Ricciardo still leads the way from Sebastian Vettel, despite those engine issues. Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas round out the top five.
Lap 47 Max Verstappen finally pits for the first time, coming in from P9. The Dutchman puts on the hypersofts to go to the end, and comes out in P11.
Lap 45 Lewis Hamilton is seriously looking to get rid of his tyres, complaining about the graining not going away.
Lap 44 Still, there are two men left to stop with Nico Hulkenberg (P6) and Max Verstappen (P9) still on their original ultrasofts.
Lap 42 The top five are now separated by just ten seconds, with everyone closing up to Ricciardo up front.
Lap 41 Hamilton is just told by his engineer: "We would only lose two place if we swap to a two [stop]". What will the Brit decide to do?
Lap 40 Sebastian Vettel had a blackout on the dash of his steering wheel, but remains in P2.
Lap 39 Halfway through this race: RIC VET HAM RAI BOT HUL (no stop) OCO ALO VER (no stop) GAS SAI HAR LEC ERI PER MAG VAN GRO SIR STR
Lap 39 The two Finns are right next to each other, with Valtteri Bottas getting close and personal with Kimi Raikkonen.
Lap 38 Lance Stroll has just gone 4.4s a lap quicker than Daniel Ricciardo out front, on his new hypersofts. That shows the engine issues that the Australian is having.
Lap 37 Pierre Gasly finally pits from P6, with just over forty laps to go on the supersofts. The Frenchman comes out in P10, and stays in the points.
Lap 36 Lance Stroll has had another tyre issue, and has come in for a second stop, falling further back from the field.
Lap 34 Those four, including Esteban Ocon (P8) and Fernando Alonso (P9), are currently running quicker than all of the top five drivers right now.
Lap 33 Meanwhile, Pierre Gasly and Nico Hulkenberg are still yet to pit, and sit P6 and P7.
Lap 31 Bottas has caught up to Hamilton and Raikkonen, with the supersofts looking like the best tyre right now.
Lap 30 "Will it get better?" Ricciardo asks his engineer. The reply was simply a word... "Negative".
Lap 29 The Red Bull seems to be coping, and his engineer tells him to keep it smooth. The Australian may have to deal with this (30km/h slower on the pit straight) for another fifty laps.
Lap 28 Ricciardo claims his Red Bulls is losing power on the team radio. Not another heartbreak in Monaco, surely...
Lap 27 Vettel has the gap up front down to 1.1secs, so close to DRS...
Lap 26 It has been another bad race for Williams so far, with Sirotkin P19 and Stroll P20, with the Canadian already a lap down.
Lap 25 Max Verstappen has a problem changing from third to second gear, having made it into the top ten.
Lap 24 Ricciardo now leads Vettel by 2secs, with Hamilton and Raikkonen a further 7secs behind. Ocon came out in P8, just ahead of Fernando Alonso, with Gasly and Hulkenberg (both no stops) ahead of the pair.
Lap 23 Bottas gets past Ocon for P5, with the Force India coming into the pits the next time round. Elsewhere, Brendon Hartley received a five second time penalty for speeding in the pit lane.
Lap 21 Problems at Sergio Perez's pit stop, as the rear right tyre would not go on, costing the Mexican three or four seconds.
Lap 20 Vandoorne pits a lap after his team-mate, releasing Verstappen into P11.
Lap 19 Fernando Alonso pits and comes out just in front of Vandoorne and Verstappen, the two-time World Champion now in P10.
Lap 17 Bottas pits and puts the supersofts on, coming out in P7, behind Ocon and Alonso.
Lap 17 Race leader Ricciardo pits one lap after Vettel. No dramas in the stop akin to 2016. The Australian remains in front, as Kimi Raikkonen also pits from P2.
Lap 16 Vettel pits and comes out ahead of both Mercedes, in P3.
Lap 15 Ricciardo now has a four second lead over Vettel. Brendon Hartley is under investigation for speeding in the pit lane.
Lap 14 Hamilton has got past Esteban Ocon and is into P5, while Verstappen gets past Leclerc for P13.
Lap 13 Sirotkin is under investigation once again, this time for working on the car during the ten-second stop-go penalty.
Lap 12 Hamilton pits, and puts on the ultrasofts. The Brit is the first man to take a scheduled stop and feeds back into P6, in a big gap between Ocon and Alonso.
Lap 11 Ricciardo and Vettel are starting to leave the field behind, now with a 3.6s gap to Hamilton.
Lap 9 Lance Stroll has a puncture, and now is at the back of the field. He puts on the supersofts and could go to the end now.
Lap 8 Verstappen now up to P14, overtaking Sirotkin (pit) and Hartley in one lap.
Lap 7 Sirotkin comes in for that ten-second stop-go penalty, and drops to the back of the field when he returns to the track.
Lap 7 Max now up to P16, past Lance Stroll into the chicane.
Lap 6 The Russian has a ten-second stop-go penalty for that infringement, with the mechanics not even being able to work on his car at that stop. It is essentially a thirty second penalty for the Williams man.
Lap 6 Sergey Sirotkin is now under investigation for the earlier infringement of not having his tyres fitted at the three minute signal.
Lap 5 Verstappen is now into P17, overtaking Marcus Ericsson into Mirabeau.
Lap 4 Esteban Ocon could be in for a lonely race if there is no drama. The Frenchman is three seconds off the top five, but has a four second cushion to Alonso in P7.
Lap 3 Ricciardo puts in a 1:17.8 to extend his lead to Vettel to 1.5s.
Lap 2 The top five start pulling away from the field after the second lap.
Lap 1 The top 11 remain in the same positions after the first lap, with the two Haas cars now at the back of the field, behind Max Verstappen.
Lap 1 Brendon Hartley has lost his front wing, with a yellow flag out in Sector 2.
Lap 1 Verstappen is already up to P18 off the grid.
START Daniel Ricciardo leads into the first corner, with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton staying in the top three behind him.
15:12 The shortest formation lap of the season is almost over, and the start is almost upon us for the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix.
15:11 Sergey Sirotkin could be in for trouble with the stewards, as his tyres were not fitted before the three-minute signal.
15:10 The cars are off on the formation lap, with none of the back ten fancying the supersofts. Max Verstappen has the ultrasofts on his Red Bull, as he aims to come through from last place.
15:07 The main question for this race.. How long will the hypersoft tyres last for the front runners?
15:05 Five minutes to go until the 76th running of the Monaco Grand Prix.
15:00 Force India will be looking for a second podium of the season (after Perez in Baku), as Esteban Ocon starts P6.
14:57 Time for the Monegasque national anthem, with Prince Albert looking on proudly.
14:53 Christian Horner on the fight against Mercedes and Ferrari: "We are fighting one-legged, because they can split strategies."
14:50 "It's a mess", Nico Rosberg tells Martin Brundle about getting the car onto the grid with all the celebrities on the track.
14:49 Daniel Ricciardo will be looking for revenge after the misery of 2016, when a botched pit stop caused him to miss out on victory in the principality. If the Aussie does take victory, it will be his first from inside the top three, and the first Red Bull victory since 2012.
14:46 Charles Leclerc is the first Monegasque driver to race at his home grand prix since 1994, but can he make it three straight points finishes by the end of this afternoon?
14:42 The weather could play a part this afternoon, as there is some rain in the air. If the weather does not play a part, then it is expected to be a one-stop race.
14:40 The pit lane is now open, with the two Renaults getting out there first with a couple of practice starts.
14:37 Starting from the back is Max Verstappen, who crashed out in FP3. The Red Bull mechanics could not get the car fixed in time for qualifying, and there is a new gearbox in the back of the Dutchman's RB14.
14:35 The two Haas cars are towards the back, with Romain Grosjean in P18, after his three place grid drop after the first lap incident in Spain. Kevin Magnussen starts P19, after the worst qualifying session for the team from the States.
14:32 P16 is Marcus Ericsson in the second Sauber, with Lance Stroll starting the Monaco Grand Prix in P17.
14:29 Brendon Hartley failed to make Q2, despite showing good pace in all three practice sessions. He starts the race P15, after Romain Grosjean's grid penalty.
14:25 Sergey Sirotkin out-performed his Williams to qualify in P13, with Charles Leclerc in P14, after getting into Q2 for the third straight race.
14:23 Nico Hulkenberg and Stoffel Vandoorne were within two tenths of making the top ten shootout, but qualified in P11 and P12.
14:21 The top ten is rounded out by the second Force India, in Sergio Perez, and Pierre Gasly's Toro Rosso.
14:19 Esteban Ocon is the best of the rest, qualifying in P6, with the two Spaniards right behind him. Fernando Alonso lines up in P7, with Carlos Sainz Jr in P8.
14:17 The two Finns round out the top five, with Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Valtteri Bottas in P4 and P5.
14:13 The two main title rivals come next, with Sebastian Vettel getting onto the front row alongside his former team-mate. Lewis Hamilton will start from P3.
14:06 Straight into the grid, and where else to start but with Daniel Ricciardo. The Australian set several track records throughout the qualifying session, before taking pole with a 1:10.8, the only lap ever in the 1:10s in the principality.
14:00 It is 1pm in Monaco, with the sixth grand prix of the season just seventy minutes away.
16:07 The race tomorrow begins at 3:10pm, so join us then for what promises to be a wonderful Monaco Grand Prix. Cheers
16:02 RIC VET HAM RAI BOT OCO ALO SAI PER GAS is the top ten. HUL VAN SIR LEC GRO HAR ERI STRO MAG VER is the rest of the grid.
16:00 Ocon goes P6, ahead of Alonso.
16:00 Vettel goes P2 with a 1:12.0.
15:59 Fernando Alonso has gone 1.3s behind Ricciardo, taking the "best of the rest" spot in P6.
15:54 After the first runs, Daniel Ricciardo leads the way by 0.451s from Lewis Hamilton. Behind that, it is Vettel, Raikkonen, Bottas, Sainz, Alonso, Perez, Ocon, Gasly.
15:53 Daniel Ricciardo goes into the 1:10s, over four tenths clear of the British four-time World Champion. It is ANOTHER LAP RECORD!!
15:52 Lewis Hamilton then goes up to P1, three tenths ahead of the Finn.
15:51 Carlos Sainz puts the fastest lap in to start with a 1:12.2, but Bottas goes through with a 1:11.5.
15:49 Q3 is underway. Who will take pole in the principality...
15:48 The Australian is the only Red Bull in the top ten, with both Ferraris, Mercedes and Force Indias through to Q3. Alonso, Gasly and Sainz make up the ten drivers for this final twelve minutes.
15:46 Daniel Ricciardo has now been top in all five sessions this weekend. Will he make it six with his second career pole position in Q3?
15:43 Romain Grosjean will start in P18, after a three place grid penalty from his antics at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix.
15:42 The ten into the shootout are: RIC RAI VET HAM BOT OCO PER ALO SAI GAS.
15:41 Q2 is over, with HUL VAN SIR LEC GRO the bottom five.
15:40 Ricciardo goes even faster, moving into the 1:11.2s, another new lap record in Monaco.
15:40 One minute to go and both Renaults are in the bottom five, along with Sirotkin, Leclerc and Grosjean.
15:39 Kimi Raikkonen goes just 0.038s behind Ricciardo at the top.
15:38 With two minutes to go, the top nine are separated by 1.001s.
15:37 Hamilton goes P3 on the hypersofts, with Bottas into P5.
15:36 Five minutes to go here in Q2 and the bottom five are: HAM SIR LEC BOT GRO.
15:33 The ultrasofts experiment is over for the Silver Arrows, with Hamilton P11 and Bottas P14 with seven minutes to go.
15:30 The two Mercedes are the only two cars to go out on the ultrasofts, while the other 13 have all gone out on the fastest tyres available, the hypersofts.
15:29 Daniel Ricciardo goes fastest with a 1:11.353, ANOTHER new track record for the Australian.
15:29 Fernando Alonso goes quickest, before Sergio Perez takes P1 off the Spaniard.
15:28 All 15 out on the track in the opening three minutes, with Charles Leclerc putting a 1:13.0 on the board to start
15:25 Q2 is underway...
15:25 At the sharp end, Daniel Ricciardo was P1 by four tenths from Vettel and the two Mercedes. Both McLarens were in the top 7, while both Renaults and Force Indias made it through to Q2.
15:24 So, after Q1, there is one less Toro Rosso, Red Bulls, Haas, Williams and Sauber going through to the second part of qualifying.
15:19 Q1 is over, with the bottom five: HAR ERI STR MAG VER.
15:17 There we go.. Nothing to worry about for the Finn, as Bottas puts his Mercedes into P3.
15:17 Two minutes to go and the bottom five is ERI BOT STR MAG VER.
15:16 Brendon Hartley moves up to P14, dropping Charles Leclerc into the bottom five, with Bottas now in P15.
15:13 Five minutes to go, with HAR ERI STR MAG and VER in the drop zone, with four others to drop along with Verstappen, who will not set a time during this 18 minutes.
15:12 Sebastian Vettel now goes P2, while Lewis Hamilton goes into P3, both four tenths behind Ricciardo.
15:11 There was a blocking incident between Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen, with the Mercedes apparently getting in the way of the Ferrari. The incident has been noted by the stewards.
15:09 Danny Ric goes fastest once again, six tenths clear of the pack, with a 1:12.0.
15:08 Kimi Raikkonen goes fastest, with Fernando Alonso and Sergey Sirotkin also now ahead of Daniel Ricciardo in the top 3.
15:07 Max Verstappen will not take part in qualifying, and will line up at the back of the grid for Red Bull. The Dutchman also requires a change of gearbox, but the five-place grid penalty will have no effect.
15:07 DRic was on for a blistering lap, but lost seven tenths in the final sector with traffic. Nonetheless, the Aussie still goes quickest with the first lap into the 1:12s in qualifying.
15:06 The top 14 are separated by just 1.3 seconds, showing how close the time gaps are around the 2 mile circuit in the principality.
15:05 Sebastian Vettel is the first of the big boys to set a lap, going fastest with a 1:13.1. Lewis Hamilton goes P3 with Valtteri Bottas P6, behind Sergey Sirotkin and Fernando Alonso.
15:04 Brendon Hartley puts the first lap on the board with a 1:13.7, which is then just beaten by his Toro Rosso team-mate, Pierre Gasly.
15:02 The two Red Bulls and two Renaults are the last four cars out on track.
15:00 The qualifying session is underway in Monaco...
14:57 Track temperatures are as high as 49C, higher than at any point in the weekend so far. Could that lead to a change at the top of the timings...?
14:55 Five minutes to go until the green light in Monaco...
14:49 Will Ferrari and Mercedes make the most of their "party modes" in qualifying, and can they get in between the Red Bulls come the end of the session.
14:44 The Ferraris and Mercedes will be looking to play catch-up in qualifying, with neither team having topped a session in Monaco this weekend.
14:40 However, the Red Bull team will be having rebuild Max Verstappen's RB14 after a crash in FP3, identical to the crash he had in 2017.
14:36 The Red Bulls continue to lead the way this weekend, with Daniel Ricciardo having set another new lap record around the principality this morning in FP3.
14:30 30 minutes until qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix begins...
13:02 That's it for FP3. Join us in 90 minutes for the build-up to qualifying. Cheers.
13:00 The chequered flag is out with a Red Bull 1-2, Ferrari 3-4 and Mercedes 5-6. Ricciardo's 1:11.786 is a new lap record.
12:59 Ricciardo is on a flier and takes P1 and a new lap record by 0.001s ahead of Verstappen.
12:57 Green flags and we are back on...
12:56 Verstappen is back in the garage with a hug from his mechanics. He probably won't get out from Helmut Marko.
12:53 The red flags are out.
12:52 Max in the barrier! He has smashed into the Armco and shattered the front right of his RB14. That is massive repair job for Red Bull and if he makes it into qualifying, I'll be super impressed.
12:51 Hamilton is back in the pits after a massive lock up.
12:48 A lock up from Grosjean and he noses his way up an escape road at Mirabeau. Good news is his continues on his way without too much drama.
12:44 Hamilton edges ahead of Bottas but is 0.486s down on Verstappen's lap record. He is P5 overall.
12:40 20 minutes remaining which means it is time for qualifying sims with new hypersofts and as little fuel as possible in the cars.
12:39 Bottas has bolted on a new set of hypers and goes fifth quickest.
12:38 Red Bull 1-2, Ferrari 3-4, Hamilton fifth ahead of Hulkenberg, Hartley, Vandoorne, Gasly and Sainz.
12:35 Yellow flags are out as Sainz is up an escape road. He carefully works his way out.
12:33 And now Bottas finds a flying Verstappen coming up behind him and gets off the track to give the Red Bull room.
12:32 Even the best get it wrong in Monaco with Bottas tripping up Gasly.
12:30 Top ten: Verstappen, Ricciardo, Vettel, Hamilton, Raikkonen, Hartley, Vandoorne, Gasly, Sirotkin and Bottas.
12:29 Ricciardo is not happy with Max's lap record and goes quickest in the middle sector but falls short.
12:27 Work going on at Haas with Grosjean's VF being pulled apart. Haas are reportedly changing the front and rear suspensions. Not fun.
12:25 New lap record with a 1:11.787 for Verstappen.
12:20 Grosjean is not impressed with Leclerc, feeling he got in his way even though the Sauber driver went off the track to avoid him. And more drama as Hartley kisses the barrier.
12:18 Bottas' Mercedes is being fitted with a new rear wing after his meeting with the barrier. And Vettel goes P1 with a 1:12.4.
12:17 Ricciardo leaves the pits for his first run of the day.
12:16 We are still waiting for the Red Bulls to join the action. Both Ricciardo and Verstappen are still in the pits. No issues, just no hurry to get out.
12:15 New P1 and it is Hamilton this time with a 1:12.6.
12:14 Raikkonen's 1:12.9 is leading the way ahead of Vettel and Hamilton while Pierre Gasly, running STR's new floor, is up to fourth.
12:11 A lock up from Bottas into Sainte Devote. He tries to spin around and brushes the barrier with the left rear. Oops.
12:08 Eight times on the board and Raikkonen is again quickest, a 1:13.1 for the Ferrari driver.
12:07 Vettel pips them all with a 1:13.1 with Brendon Hartley up to second place.
12:06 Times coming through with Kimi Raikkonen quickest with a 1:13.7, that is some way off Ricciardo's 1:11 from Thursday. Valtteri Bottas is second and Hamilton third.
12:03 Championship leader Lewis Hamilton heads out for his first lap of the day with Vettel following him out.
12:01 Stoffel Vandoorne is the first man out followed by Leclerc and Fernando Alonso, Magnussen, Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin. Installation laps are on the go.
12:00 Green light and the hour-long FP3 is underway in Monaco.
11:53 It is a warm day in Monte Carlo with the air temperature 23'C and the track up to 39'C. There are a few clouds overhead but nothing to worry about.
11:46 Thursday's slowest teams were Haas, Williams and Sauber. And while that is a position that the latter two are rather used to, for Haas it was a bit of a shock. The team struggled with their tyres. "We haven’t been able to find a sweet spot on the car and we haven’t found the grip we wanted to have for around here," complained Romain Grosjean. The Frenchman and Kevin Magnussen will be hoping for an improved showing today while Charles Leclerc, F1's Monaco driver, will be looking to make his mark in Q2.
11:42 This has led to claims that it will be best to start the grand prix on the ultrasoft tyres and put in a longer first run. A strategy worth gambling on? Will find out later in qualifying. The top three teams may be willing to take the risk in qualifying as the top ten drivers have to use the tyres they ran in Q2 at the start the race.
11:36 Thursday's practice in Monte Carlo belonged to Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo. He set a new lap record of 1:11.841 on Pirelli's hypersoft tyres to finish two-tenths ahead of Max Verstappen. Sebastian Vettel as third for Ferrari, half a second down on his former team-mate.The drivers all set their best times on the hypersoft tyres, which were roughly a second quicker than the ultras. They did, however, degrade a lot faster.
11:30 Welcome back to Monte Carlo for the third and final practice session. The drivers have had a bit of break between FP2 and FP3 as the former took place on Thursday afternoon in keeping with Monaco tradition. But while it may have been a break from the track action, there was plenty going on off with the Amber Lounge Fashion Show, media commitments and sponsorship events. Now it is time to get back to the real work.
16:57 Apologies for the lack of updates in the final few minutes of the FP2 session. Join us for the third and final practice session on Saturday morning. Thanks
16:15 Into the final 15 minutes, with the two Red Bulls on top once again: RIC VER VET HAM RAI BOT HUL VAN ALO SAI HAR PER OCO GAS SIR MAG LEC GRO STR ERI.
16:09 Now the Australian goes into the 1:11s with a new lap record around the principality.
16:06 Ricciardo goes back into P2, 0.018s behind his Dutch team-mate, with a three tenth gap to Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
16:00 30 to go in FP2 in Monaco, with VER VET RIC HAM RAI BOT the top six.
15:52 Lewis Hamilton moves up to P4 on the supersofts, with everyone else at the sharp end on the hypersofts.. More to come from Mercedes?
15:51 Ricciardo goes back into P2, but no-one can get near Max Verstappen, who sets another lap record with a 1:12.0.
15:49 Vettel now goes P2, four tenths behind the Dutchman.
15:47 Not for long, as Ricciardo goes P2, six tenths behind Verstappen at the top.
15:46 Nico Hulkenberg is up to P4, with an identical time to Kimi Raikkonen, while Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz also have identical times in P5 and P6.
15:40 The session is about to restart...
15:35 Charlie Whiting is now out on track to see the problem, as the red flag remains out and the session suspended.
15:30 Thirty minutes into FP2, and Max Verstappen tops the list by over a second on the hypersofts. Behind him, it is VET RIC BOT HAR GAS HAM RAI ALO HUL in the top ten.
14:27 No cars in trouble, or in the barriers. Track repair is required between Turns 4 and 5.
14:25 RED FLAG!
14:24 Verstappen now sets a new track record with a 1:12.071 on the hypers.
14:21 The Dutchman then goes quicker with a 1:12.2, now nine tenths clear of the rest.
15:20 Max Verstappen has gone fastest after emerging from the pits, with a 1:12.4, more than seven tenths quicker than Vettel.
15:15 Neither of the two Red Bulls have emerged from the pit lane in the opening 15 minutes of FP2, and neither has Valtteri Bottas.
15:11 Vettel goes back to the top of the timings, four tenths quicker than Hartley.
15:09 Pierre Gasly goes P4, with the two Ferrari's in between himself and team-mate Hartley. The two Toro Rosso times set on the hypersofts, while the Ferraris are on the ultras.
15:08 Brendon Hartley becomes the first man into the 1:13s in his Toro Rosso.
15:07 Sebastian Vettel goes fastest with a 1:14.4, while Sergio Perez is on the radio back to Force India saying the back of his car feels "very loose".
15:05 Charles Leclerc then goes fastest in FP2, three tenths faster that Grosjean, before the Frenchman breaks into the 1:14s.
15:04 Romain Grosjean sets the fastest lap early on with a 1:16.1, with Magnussen 3 seconds behind his team-mate.
15:03 The two Haas' and Charles Leclerc, in his home grand prix, are the first three out on track.
15:00 FP2 is underway in Monaco...
14:55 Just five minutes until the second session of the weekend begins...
14:48 Good news for Red Bull is that Max Verstappen has escaped any further action after reversing back on the track at Sainte-Devote when cars were approaching that first corner.
14:46 The weather for FP2 remains bright and sunny in the principality.
14:40 Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen followed the two Red Bulls, with Valtteri Bottas down in P7 in the first practice session of the Monaco weekend.
14:36 Daniel Ricciardo topped the time sheets in FP1, with Max Verstappen in P2.
14:30 FP2 is just 30 minutes away, with the Red Bull duo looking to set the fastest times, like they did in FP1 this morning.
12:31 So that is it for FP1 which ends with Ricciardo quickest ahead of Verstappen and Hamilton. Join us in two hours for FP2. Cheers.
12:30 The chequered flag is out on FP1...
12:27 Alonso has worked his way up to 18th place, 2.667s off the pace.
12:25 Grosjean just whacked the Armco - again!
12:24 An interesting new decal on Ricciardo's helmet as the honey badger says "I won't apologise".
12:23 Now it is Ricciardo in the pits with brake issues and Red Bull are doing their best to block the view from prying eyes.
12:19 And out he goes in his MCL33 for what is only his sixth lap of the day.
12:17 It looks as if Alonso will be leaving the pits shortly.
12:13 Sainz has leapfrogged Bottas for sixth on the pink tyres.
12:10 P1 for Ricciardo, a 1:12.126. That was his 15th lap on those hypersofts.
12:07 If you haven't heard yet, Ferrari are under suspicions for their battery and that it might deliver more power than permitted. They are having to run special software - and an additional sensor - this session to put an end to those suspicions.
12:04 Red Bull 1-2 as Ricciardo goes second, 0.056s down on his team-mate.
12:02 Verstappen is under investigation for reversing onto the track as Raikkonen was coming up behind. Not the best, or safest way, back onto the track.
12:01 Verstappen has a big lock up at Sainte Devote. He has upped his pace to a 1:12.280.
11:59 Ricciardo is the latest to meet the Armco and then finds himself bogged down in traffic. A near encounter with Stroll who wanted to pit as Ricciardo came flying up behind him.
11:55 Red Bull are back at the front with a 1:12.366 for Verstappen.
11:54 Oh, it just got worse for Haas. Magnussen is out of his car with an issue with his Ferrari engine.
11:53 Grosjean is in the pits with Haas repairing the bargeboard and other parts of the car that were damaged in his brush with the wall.
11:52 After that hot lap Hamilton has not managed to improve on his next three laps.
11:49 Stroll is complaining about the balance of his FW41. Says he is "really unhappy" with it and "can't go quicker."
11:46 P1 for Hamilton with a 1:12.480.
11:45 There seems to be a problem with Ricciardo's car as there is some furious work going on underneath the rear of the RB14.
11:43 He does a 1:13.038 to go second.
11:42 Hamilton was swapped to the pink hypers for this run...
11:41 Hamilton, Bottas, Sirotkin and Stroll are back on track.
11:37 The drivers are heading back into the pits to return their first set of Pirellis.
11:36 Verstappen is back on top with a 1:12.723.
11:35 Not a great start to the weekend for Alonso and McLaren. He has a long brake pedal, which is pretty scary around Monaco. The team think it may be a sensor but aren't sure so may have to start taking the car apart.
11:32 Raikkonen is up to fiffth place ahead of Hartley, Sainz and Hamilton.
11:29 Vettel has joined the party, climbing to third place on the hypersoft tyres. He is, however, a full second down on Ricciardo's P1 of 1:13.139.
11:28 Grosjean meet wall, wall meet Grosjean. It was just a matter of time but thankfully for the Frenchman it was just a light brush. Magnussen has lost a piece of his bodywork doing something similar.
11:24 Another hot lap from Verstappen and the benchmark is a 1:13.255.
11:23 Ricciardo pips Verstappen, Verstappen fights back with a 1:13.299. Both are on the pink tyres.
11:19 Red Bull 1-2 as Verstappen goes quickest with a 1:13.9.
11:17 It was for Sirotkin who hit the wall on the main straight, whacking it with his rear right tyre which was destroyed. Expect a damaged floor for that Williams.
11:15 Ricciardo hits the front with the hypers - Red Bull have bought a massive 11 sets of the pink tyres here this weekend. And yellow flags are out.
11:14 A couple of changes at Ferrari who have lost the winglets from their Halo mirrors while Raikkonen is also racing a new suspension.
11:13 Hamilton is P1 with a 1:14.7 but is told that "traffic is starting to build now". That's rather common here in Monaco.
11:10 Stop the timesheets! Sirotkin goes P1 but alas it is short lived as Hamilton, on the ultrasofts, beats the Williams driver's hypersoft time.
11:07 No installation laps for Mercedes, they are straight into the running with Bottas doing a 1:17.2 and Hamilton crossing the line 1.114s down. Stroll and Sirotkin have also made their mark.
11:06 Speaking of that, Vettel brushes the barrier with his front left as he returns to the pits. A very minor touch it must be said.
11:05 Hulkenberg reports that his "steering feels strange, very light" and that's never a good thing given that the barriers are only a breath away in Monaco.
11:03 Bottas heads out followed by his team-mate Hamilton. Only Sergio Perez, Brendon Hartley and Verstappen have yet to put in a lap.
11:02 14 of the drivers are either out on track or already back in the pits, make that 15 as Ricciardo leaves the pits in his number '3' Red Bull racer.
11:00 Green light and FP1 is under in Monaco and Alonso leads out the field for their installation laps.
10:59 Almost time...
10:56 So the plan for the morning: find speed, stay out the barriers, get a good set-up, stay out the barriers. Oh yes, and stay out the barriers!
10:51 Track temperature is 33'C, the air is 21'C and there are clouds overhead but only a slight, 5%, chance of rain later in the day.
10:45 Both Hamilton and Vettel are chasing their third Monaco GP wins as too is Alonso while Raikkonen has one win in the Principality. It is, however, Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull who are being tipped as the ones to beat. He was P3 last season and second the year before in a race that he would have won were it not for a bungled pit stop. The nature of the track suits Red Bull's F1 cars.
10:39 Lewis Hamilton arrives in Monaco leading the Drivers' Championship by 17 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel with Valtteri Bottas a further 20 off the pace. The rest of the top ten: 4 Kimi Raikkonen 48; 5 Daniel Ricciardo 47; 6 Max Verstappen 33; 7 Fernando Alonso 32; 8 Nico Hulkenberg 22; 9 Kevin Magnussen 19; 10 Carlos Sainz 19.
10:34 But while this is Leclerc's Monaco debut, it is that of Pirelli's hypersoft tyres that is likely to have the biggest impact. The pink tyres are about a second a lap faster than the ultrasofts but are actually two compounds softer than last year's softest tyre in Monaco. Expect some hot, hot, hot laps!
10:32 For the first time in more than two decades we have a Monégasque driver on the grid with Charles Leclerc contesting his first home race as a Formula 1 driver. Olivier Beretta was the last back in 1994.
10:30 Money, power, prestige and a little bit of Formula 1 racing. Yip, this is Monte Carlo and this is first practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Driver Standings
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:18.386 1:42:54.807 1
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:18.262 7.336 1
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.736 17.013 1
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:18.358 18.127 1
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:18.407 18.822 1
6 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:19.547 23.667 1
7 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:19.179 24.331 1
8 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:19.154 24.839 1
9 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:19.142 25.317 1
10 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:19.538 69.013 1
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:19.184 69.864 1
12 Sergio Perez Force India 1:18.745 70.461 1
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:19.295 74.823 1
14 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:17.631 1 LAP 2
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:21.209 1 LAP 2
16 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:15.400 1 LAP 3
17 Lance Stroll Williams 1:20.150 2 LAPS 3
R Fernando Alonso McLaren RETIRED 26 LAPS 1
R Charles Leclerc Sauber RETIRED 8 LAPS 1
R Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso RETIRED 8 LAPS 2
Driver Standings
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:10.810 - 4
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:11.039 0.229 4
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:11.232 0.422 4
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:11.266 0.456 5
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:11.441 0.631 6
6 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:12.061 1.251 6
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:12.110 1.300 6
8 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:12.130 1.320 5
9 Sergio Perez Force India 1:12.154 1.344 6
10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:12.221 1.411 6
Driver Standings
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:11.278 - 3
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:11.391 0.113 3
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:11.518 0.240 3
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:11.584 0.306 3
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:12.002 0.724 4
6 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:12.188 0.910 4
7 Sergio Perez Force India 1:12.194 0.916 4
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:12.269 0.991 4
9 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:12.286 1.008 3
10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:12.313 1.035 4
11 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:12.411 1.133 4
12 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:12.440 1.162 4
13 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:12.521 1.243 4
14 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:12.714 1.436 4
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:12.728 1.450 4
Driver Standings
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:12.013 - 1
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:12.415 0.402 1
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:12.434 0.421 2
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.460 0.447 1
5 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:12.463 0.450 2
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:12.639 0.626 1
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:12.657 0.644 2
8 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:12.706 0.693 2
9 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:12.829 0.816 2
10 Sergio Perez Force India 1:12.848 0.835 2
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:12.930 0.917 2
12 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:12.941 0.928 2
13 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:12.950 0.937 1
14 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:13.028 1.015 2
15 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:13.065 1.052 2
16 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:13.179 1.166 2
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:13.265 1.252 2
18 Lance Stroll Williams 1:13.323 1.310 2
19 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:13.393 1.380 2
20 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0
Driver Standings
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:11.786 - 3
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:11.787 0.001 2
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:12.023 0.237 4
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:12.142 0.356 6
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.273 0.487 5
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:12.356 0.570 4
7 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:12.752 0.966 4
8 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:12.761 0.975 3
9 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:12.850 1.064 3
10 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:12.854 1.068 5
11 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:12.874 1.088 4
12 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:12.940 1.154 3
13 Sergio Perez Force India 1:13.025 1.239 2
14 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:13.112 1.326 4
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:13.279 1.493 4
16 Lance Stroll Williams 1:13.595 1.809 4
17 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:13.644 1.858 3
18 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:13.881 2.095 3
19 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:14.192 2.406 3
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:14.221 2.435 3
Driver Standings
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:11.841 - 3
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:12.035 0.194 3
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:12.413 0.572 6
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.536 0.695 5
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:12.543 0.702 7
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:12.642 0.801 4
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:13.047 1.206 5
8 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:13.077 1.236 5
9 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:13.115 1.274 6
10 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:13.200 1.359 4
11 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:13.222 1.381 4
12 Sergio Perez Force India 1:13.370 1.529 5
13 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:13.382 1.541 4
14 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:13.410 1.569 3
15 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:13.547 1.706 4
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:13.572 1.731 3
17 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:13.575 1.734 4
18 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:13.763 1.922 4
19 Lance Stroll Williams 1:14.011 2.170 6
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:14.173 2.332 4
Driver Standings
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:12.126 - 4
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:12.280 0.154 3
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.480 0.354 7
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:13.041 0.915 6
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:13.066 0.940 8
6 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:13.456 1.330 5
7 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:13.502 1.376 7
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1:13.717 1.591 4
9 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:13.943 1.817 3
10 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:13.962 1.836 5
11 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:14.000 1.874 4
12 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:14.034 1.908 3
13 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:14.134 2.008 9
14 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:14.240 2.114 5
15 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:14.291 2.165 6
16 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:14.521 2.395 5
17 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:14.637 2.511 4
18 Lance Stroll Williams 1:14.782 2.656 7
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:15.206 3.080 5
20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:18.801 6.675 2
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