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26 May 17:03 Incredible drive by Hamilton with the tyre degradation issue, but he drove like a champion and got a deserved victory. 
26 May 16:57 Vettel and Bottas complete the podium as Verstappen takes the 5-second penalty and moves to P4. 
26 May 16:56 Hamilton wins the Monaco GP!
26 May 16:56 The incident between Hamilton and Verstappen under investigation. 
26 May 16:55 Final lap. 
26 May 16:54 Two laps to go. 
26 May 16:54 No change in position. 
26 May 16:48 TOP 5 HAM VER +0.6s* VET +2.1s BOT +3.7s GAS +27.7s
26 May 16:46 Max Verstappen has been voted the driver of the day. 
26 May 16:43 Just over 10 laps to go, Hamilton still leads from Verstappen who has a five-second penalty. 
26 May 16:39 Gasly comes into the pits and puts on a set of soft tyres and keeps P5.
26 May 16:36 Unbelievable... the top four covered by three seconds!
26 May 16:34 How much longer can Hamilton hold onto the lead for? 
26 May 16:29 Verstappen is on Hamilton's tail, just 0.547 seconds behind. 
26 May 16:23 HAM, VER, VET, BOT, GAS, SAI, KVY, ALB, GRO, RIC with 30 laps to go!
26 May 16:17 5-second penalty for Stroll for leaving the track and gaining an advantage. 
26 May 16:16 Raikkonen pits at lap 48. 
26 May 16:10 42/78: Ham, Ver, Vet, Bot, Gro, Gas, Sai, Kvy, Alb, Nor, Rai
26 May 16:09 Lance Stroll pits in the Racing Point. 
26 May 15:59 Carlos Sainz in P8 was 1.5 sec quicker than Lewis Hamilton on that last lap. 
26 May 15:55 It’s about to rain. 
26 May 15:52 Lap 29/78: Ham, Ver, Vet, Bot, Sai, Kvy, Alb, Gro, Gas, Nor, Str
26 May 15:51 10-sec penalty for Antonio Giovinazzi for causing a collision. 
26 May 15:47 Possible chance of rain in five minutes...
26 May 15:44 Verstappen handed five-second drive-through penalty for an unsafe release. 
26 May 15:43 Hamilton controlling the pace to preserve his medium tyres. 
26 May 15:42 Leclerc's SF90 is too damaged, he is back to the garage.
26 May 15:40 Leclerc's race is over. He has parked his Ferrari.
26 May 15:38 Mercedes confirm Bottas had a right front puncture and rim damage after he was pushed into the wall in the pitlane. The incident is under investigation.
26 May 15:33 SC in on this lap and Hamilton scampers away at the front. 
26 May 15:30 Merc pit Bottas again and he takes on hard compound tyres. 
26 May 15:29 Under SC: Ham, Ver, Bot, Vet, Gas, Sai, Kyv, Alb 
FINISH Well, the pole sitter won and there wasn't any rain. Still, Verstappen at least gave us something to watch, while Vettel managed to end the 1-2 run of Mercedes. Oh, and Kubica wasn't last! Next up is the French Grand Prix in two weeks time. Join us then.
FINISH Daniel Ricciardo moves up to P9 due to a time penalty for Grosjean who nevertheless takes home a point he'll be happy with after starting P13.
FINISH Pierre Gasly gets P5 and fastest lap, while Sainz takes an excellent P6. Toro Rosso have an equally excellent day, with Kvyat P7 and Albon P8.
FINISH Therefore, Vettel moves up to P2 (No Mercedes 1-2!!) and Bottas P3.
FINISH Hamilton wins the Monaco Grand Prix! Verstappen finishes inches behind but will drop down to P4 due to his penalty.
Lap 78 Final lap now, and the stewards are looking at the incident between the two leaders.
Lap 77 Verstappen goes for it at the chicane and the two touch! Both miss it and it's business as usual. Good effort, Max.
Lap 74 Five laps to go here, and it looks like Hamilton is going to crawl to the win. If only the streets here were a few inches wider...
Lap 72 Verstappen makes a mistake and loses time to Hamilton.
Lap 71 Verstappen makes his first attempt, but Hamilton sees it off comfortably.
Lap 70 Verstappen has been given more power for the rest of the race, which Hamilton is thrilled about.
Lap 66 Leclerc is currently in third in the Driver of the Day vote. Us F1 fans are quite the comedians, aren't we?
Lap 63 Pierre Gasly pits, doesn't lose a place and will now go for that extra fastest lap point.
Lap 62 The Verstappen of old would try an overtake and retire them both. What will the new and improved version do?
Lap 60 Latest whinge from Hamilton: "I don't know what you're thinking, we need to hope for a miracle". Ricciardo won here last year with an issue that slowed him down by two seconds per lap, Lewis. Just saying.
Lap 56 Hamilton complaining more than ever, saying he can't stay out and keep Verstappen behind.
Lap 51 Grosjean finally pits and comes out in P9.
Lap 50 Hamilton tells his team he's in big trouble, but they tell him they're not boxing him yet.
Lap 49 The top three get through but Bottas is held up by Lance Stroll and loses a lot of time.
Lap 48 The leaders are now approaching the huge train that runs from P11 to P16.
Lap 47 His team-mate is not fairing as well. He has just cut the chicane to hold off Perez and will have to give the Mexican the position.
Lap 45 Romain Grosjean has now done 45 laps on the soft tyre and is still in P5. Gunther will be a happy man.
Lap 44 Vettel has overheating issues with his car, which explains why he's choosing to maintain a gap to Verstappen and Hamilton up ahead.
Lap 42 Hamilton continues to complain about his tyres, but his team tell him they're confident he's on the right strategy.
Lap 41 Albon pits from P5 and comes out in P9.
Lap 40 Gasly is now catching the top four by over a second per lap and on fresher tyres.
Lap 36 Verstappen's tyres don't look great anymore following his attack on Hamilton. Vettel meanwhile is managing his much better and is surely the favourite for the win now.
Lap 34 Albon and Grosjean, in P5 and P6, now the only two in the top ten yet to pit.
Lap 33 The safety car has worked out badly for Ricciardo and Magnussen, who have lost out to Sainz and Kvyat in the midfield battle.
Lap 31 Verstappen is forcing Hamilton to speed up and damage his tyres a lot more than he'd like to. Unless there's a lot of rain, the Championship leader will have to pit again.
Lap 29 Vettel is dropping back from the front two. Is it a lack of pace or race management?
Lap 29 Carlos Sainz, currently in P5 due to not pitting, has just reported he can feel rain.
Lap 28 Pierre Gasly takes his first stop and goes onto the medium compound. He comes out P9.
Lap 27 With his time penalty, Verstappen will be desperate to pass the Brit and isn't far off.
Lap 26 Hamilton hugely holding up the field now, lapping at the same pace as Kubica. No, really.
Lap 25 The risk of rain is dropping more and more, but there may be spots of it in five minutes.
Lap 23 Verstappen has a five-second time penalty for an unsafe release. It's not ideal, but far better than a drive through.
Lap 22 Hamilton is just 0.7s ahead of Verstappen and having to manage his tyres.
Lap 21 The field is far closer together now than it was prior to the safety car.
Lap 18 Charles Leclerc has retired from the race. A horrendous day for him.
Lap 17 So, Verstappen is likely to get a drive-through penalty and Hamilton may well have to pit again. If both happen, Vettel would have the lead of the race and potentially the win.
Lap 16 Giovinazzi goes for a move on Kubica and spins the Pole who then blocks the track, causing a bit of a car park situation. All are off again now.
Lap 15 Hamilton pulls away immediately. Worth noting that he's the only one of the top four on the faster medium tyre.
Lap 14 Safety car coming in.
Lap 12 Replays show that Verstappen and Bottas touched, and the former may well be in trouble for an unsafe release. Bottas meanwhile has pitted again onto the hard compound tyre and comes out P4.
Lap 11 Verstappen comes out of the pits ahead of Bottas and into P2! That could be huge.
Lap 11 And we have a safety car! The debris from Leclerc causes it, and the leaders all come in.
Lap 10 He makes it back to the pits but is now rock bottom with a damaged car, a lap down on everyone. You'd think that's his race done.
Lap 9 He goes for a move on Hulkenberg and loses out, badly, hitting the barrier and getting a puncture. He's now down in P19 with his tyre shredding all over the track.
Lap 8 Leclerc gets past at Rascasse! He's currently stuck in a queue created by Ricciardo but is making his way through it.
Lap 7 Leclerc getting rather impatient behind Grosjean. He's tried a few lunges but to no success yet.
Lap 5 Bottas is currently the fastest man on track, sticking tight to the back of Hamilton.
Lap 3 The stewards have judged that he didn't gain an advantage, so will not investigate.
Lap 3 Leclerc has made up two places already, but may be in trouble for cutting the corner at the start.
Lap 1 Further back, Raikkonen and Norris have made contact, but both seem okay.
Lap 1 And we're off! Verstappen has a look at Bottas who blocks him off, while Ricciardo gets Magnussen and moves into P5.
15:10 The formation lap is underway.
15:09 Hamilton warned on the radio that they expect to have to go onto intermediate tyres at some point...
15:03 Reports that there's a 90% chance of rain during the race. Yes please.
15:01 Sainz: "We want to keep up our form in the race. Normally our race pace is better than qualifying but obviously, it's hard to move up here.
14:59 Verstappen: "It's hard to overtake here, but we'll try to upset the Mercedes and give it our very best."
14:56 The national anthem is now playing. Fifteen minutes until lights out.
14:55 An impeccably observed minutes silence by everybody on the grid. RIP Niki.
14:52 The drivers are all making their way to the front for a minutes silence to Niki Lauda prior to the national anthem.
14:45 Leclerc placing his car that far back on the grid is a disappointing sight. The Monegasque would've been desperate for a strong result at his home Grand Prix, but his chances were scuppered by a vintage Ferrari strategy mishap.
14:33 The cars are firing up and heading to the grid.
14:27 The drivers are all wearing red baseball caps with the word "Niki" on, and fans have been encouraged to bring their own to doff at the end of the race. A fitting tribute.
14:21 It's sunny right now on the streets of Monte Carlo, but there are clouds on the horizon, and perhaps (hopefully) rain with them.
14:16 The remainder of the grid is: HUL, NOR, GRO, RAI, LEC, PER, STR, GIO, RUS, KUB
14:12 The rest of the top 10 is made up of past and present Toro Rosso drivers. Kvyat starts in P7 ahead of the penalised Gasly, with the Renault of Carlos Sainz and Kvyat's team-mate Albon on the fifth row.
14:10 Due to Gasly's penalty for obstructing Grosjean in Q3, the latter's team-mate benefits. Kevin Magnussen starts P5, ahead of last year's winner and Monaco specialist, Daniel Ricciardo.
14:05 In the all-important qualifying yesterday, Hamilton beat his team-mate Bottas to pole position, with Verstappen starting P3 and Vettel completing the second row of the grid.
14:00 Hello and thank you for joining us for the build-up to the Monaco Grand Prix, which gets underway in just over an hour.
10:30 Good morning and welcome back to Monte Carlo. Today is the Monaco Grand Prix, 78 laps of breath-taking speed on a tight, twisty circuit, 78 laps of near misses with the barriers, 78 laps to see who will be the new king of Monaco. Build up for the race begins at 2:00pm and all times are local.
16:10 Join us at around 14:00 local time tomorrow for the build-up to the Monaco Grand Prix, which starts at 15:10. The thought of two Mercedes' starting 1-2 at a track where overtaking is near impossible may not sound appealing, but as Toto Wolff just said, rain is more than likely...
16:07 The full grid, prior to penalties (feeling nervous Gasly?), is: HAM, BOT, VER, VET, GAS, MAG, RIC, KVY, SAI, ALB, HUL, NOR, GRO, RAI, GIO, LEC, PER, STR, RUS, KUB.
16:05 The Brit is visibly emotional as he gets out of the car. He'll start P1 tomorrow, with Bottas P2 and Verstappen P3.
16:01 Bottas and Verstappen fail to improve, meaning that Hamilton takes pole position!
16:00 He was on a good lap but hit the barrier and lost time. Hamilton meanwhile goes quickest, just 0.86 faster than Bottas.
15:57 Vettel is the first car to go back out for his final laps. Can he get onto the front row?
15:55 That's the first runs done. Bottas is P1 while Vettel splits the Red Bulls and Magnussen leads the midfield.
15:55 He does a 1.10.483, just faster than Verstappen but way off Bottas.
15:54 Hamilton has made a mess of his first flying lap and will go again before he pits.
15:52 Vettel is seven tenths slower, and Verstappen is just under four tenths slower.
15:52 Bottas does a 1.10.252. Not a bad start...
15:50 Here we go then, Q3 is underway.
15:44 The drivers out are HUL, NOR, GRO, RAI and GIO.
15:43 Magnussen goes P5 to knock Hulkenberg out, while Grosjean was rather sweary on the team radio. He was set to make Q3 but was held up by Gasly on his flying lap.
15:41 Albon improves and goes into P6.
15:41 Hulkenberg goes P9 and pushes Albon into the drop zone.
15:40 Verstappen does a 1.10.618 to go P1.
15:38 Magnussen goes into P8, pushing the Brit down. Meanwhile, the Alfa's are out.
15:38 Norris does a 1.11.833 to go P10 for now.
15:33 Renault and Toro Rosso have both drivers in the top 10, with Sainz taking the remaining spot.
15:30 Verstappen goes faster than Hamilton and into P2 as his former team-mate Ricciardo does a great lap to go P4.
15:28 Bottas does a 1.10.701 - a new track record.
15:27 Q2 is underway, and the Mercedes cars are the first out.
15:22 Absolutely baffling that Leclerc wasn't sent out to do another lap. he's joined in the drop zone by Perez, Stroll, Russel and Kubica.
15:20 Vettel goes fastest, sending Charles Leclerc into P16 and out of qualifying! Oh Ferrari, you really are quite something...
15:19 Leclerc is in trouble too. He's not doing another lap and is currently P13.
15:17 Perez gets himself out of the bottom five, sending Vettel into the drop zone. The German is out on track...
15:16 Vettel hits the barrier and promptly returns to the pits. His time isn't great, so he'll need to go out again or he could be in trouble.
15:14 Leclerc has just missed the weighbridge and quickly been pushed back by his team. As long as no work was done on his car, he should be okay.
15:12 Bottas goes P1 with a 1.11.562.
15:10 The Williams' and the Racing Points look set to be knocked out, with that final knockout spot up for grabs.
15:09 Giovinazzi is under investigation for impeding Hulkenberg. I'd be surprised if he gets away without a penalty.
15:08 Bottas does a 1.11.725 to go P2.
15:07 Hamilton and Leclerc trail him in the low 1.12s.
15:06 Verstappen goes fastest with a 1.11.725.
15:00 Here we go then, green lights for the most important Saturday on the Formula 1 calendar!
14:55 The air and track temperatures are much higher than they have been thus far in the practice sessions - could that play into the hands of Ferrari?
14:47 McLaren and Racing Point meanwhile, don't have much to be cheerful about judging by the practice sessions alone. Still, at least they're not Williams.
14:38 Elsewhere, Toro Rosso and Alfa Romeo are looking like the best of the rest, locking out each position from P6 to P9. Renault and Haas aren't far behind, though.
14:35 His team-mate didn't enjoy such good fortune though. Early in the session, Vettel locked up at turn one and crashed into the barriers, retiring him from the session. His car will be ready for qualifying though.
14:33 It was an interesting FP3 earlier today, with just 0.274s separating the top four who were, somewhat surprisingly, led by Charles Leclerc.
14:30 Hello and welcome to qualifying for the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix. All times are local.
13:06 The business end of the weekend begins with qualifying in two hours. Our coverage will kick off half an hour earlier, join us then.
13:05 That's that for FP3, with Charles Leclerc topping the session - who would've guessed that? The top ten were: LEC, BOT, HAM, VER, GAS, GIO, KVY, MAG, RAI, ALB.
12:58 0.2s currently separates Leclerc in P1 and Verstappen in P4, with the Mercedes' between. A mention too for Gasly, who is just two tenths slower than Verstappen, which is a clear improvement for him.
12:55 Racing Point look like they may be propping up the midfield this weekend. They're currently sat in P17 and P18, ahead of the Williams cars and no one else.
12:45 The Renault drivers have just moved up to P6 and P7 which will be a huge relief following their poor form in FP2.
12:41 Leclerc has now gone fastest with a 1.11.265, which is much, much better than Ferraris have been doing all weekend.
12:37 Honda's other team, Toro Rosso, are also looking good, currently sat P8 and P9. It could be a great weekend for the Japanese manufacturer.
12:28 The Red Bull is looking strong this morning. Max Verstappen is in P3, 0.319s off Bottas in P1, who's done a 1.11.835.
12:23 Minutes later, the other Ferrari found himself some trouble too, as he very nearly crashed into Magnussen who presumably "forgot" to look in his mirrors.
12:20 Well, that's the end of the session for Vettel. Our first major crash of the weekend.
12:18 Vettel crashed! The German locked up at turn 1 and went straight into the barriers, taking his left wheel and front-wing off in the process. Ouch.
12:14 Bottas goes top, ahead of Charles Leclerc, with a 1.12.238, on the soft tyre.
12:07 George Russell puts in the first time of the day, with a *modest* 1.22.611.
12:01 We have green lights, and it's the McLaren of Lando Norris that is the first one out.
11:51 It's another mild, cloudy day on the streets of Monte Carlo, but is set to remain dry. Worth noting though, that rain is forecast for tomorrow...
11:47 The midfield battle looks as unpredictable as ever. Renault looked strong in FP1 before finishing P16 and P17 in FP2, while Alex Albon managed to get P5 in FP2, although his team-mate Kvyat finished P14. So, basically, the pecking order is anybody's guess.
11:40 Ferrari meanwhile, don't look like they'll be in the fight for a win they so desperately need this weekend but instead will need some luck to even get a podium.
11:35 There is perhaps a glimpse of hope that Max Verstappen can at least challenge the Mercedes though. He split them in FP1 and was unable to put any fast laps in during FP2 due to a water leak. This session should give us a better idea of his true pace.
11:30 It's been the same old story so far in Monaco, with Hamilton fastest in both FP1 and FP2 and his Mercedes team-mate Bottas P3 and P2.
10:00 Good morning and welcome back to Monte Carlo for Saturday's third and final practice session for the Monaco GP. All times are local.
16:35 And that brings an end to FP2, and Thursday (NOT FRIDAY) running. Join us at 11:30 local time on Saturday (NOT TOMORROW) for coverage of FP3 and the all-important qualifying. See you there.
16:33 The chequered flags come down on the session, with the top ten as follows: HAM, BOT, VET, GAS, ALB, VER, MAG, GIO, RAI, LEC.
16:26 It doesn't look like he'll do so, as he's complaining on the radio about the lack of grip the car has.
16:23 Verstappen is back out on track and will be looking to be the only driver to get anywhere near the Mercs. Ten minutes to go.
16:20 You know that Aussie that's good here? Like really good? Like best on the grid? He's currently P17. Come on Renault, help him out...
16:13 Vettel has just locked up going into turn 1, missed the runoff area and somehow managed to stop the car before it goes hurtling into the barriers. Good to see that the Ferrari brakes are working well at least.
16:07 So, eh, anyone putting any money on a non-Mercedes pole sitter? No? Didn't think so.
16:00 Half an hour to go now - The Mercedes' have a rather sizeable lead at the front, fun times...
15:56 Max Verstappen is in the pits and out of his car which apparently has a water leak.
15:52 Bottas has just locked up at the chicane, lost the rear end and gone inches from slamming into the barriers. Remarkably, nobody has had a severe collision yet.
15:50 Both Mercedes cars are now in the 1.11.2s, 0.6 seconds clear of Vettel.
15:47 A mention for Alex Albon, who is currently sat in P4, ahead of both Red Bulls. Not bad, eh?
15:41 He does just that with a 1.11.597.
15:40 Bottas has gone back out on the soft tyres. Expect him to go to the top of the standings imminently.
15:37 Currently just over a tenth separating the top four. Come on Leclerc and Gasly, get in on the fun.
15:32 Vettel has just gone fastest with a 1.11.881! It's fair to say that came out of nowhere...
15:26 Mercedes are P1 and P2, with nothing to choose between them. Hamilton's on a 1.11.926 on the medium tyre, and Bottas is 0.033 behind.
15:24 Verstappen has just clipped the wall. Thankfully, it gets away with it, but that was inches away from being a repeat of his previous Monaco antics.
15:18 Bottas goes P1 with a 1.12.708, and Vettel is close behind.
15:13 Every car has now set a lap time asides from the Mercedes', the Red Bulls and George Russell. Albon is fastest, ahead of Leclerc and Vettel.
15:05 Five minutes in, Givonazzi is fastest with a 1.13.794.
15:00 Green lights, with the two McLarens leading the way.
14:55 Conditions are largely the same since this morning - mild and cloudy. Good for those on track, not so good for those in their yachts who were hoping to take a dip in the harbour. It's a hard life...
14:50 For the first practice session this season, Williams weren't slowest! That title went to the Racing Point of Lance Stroll, although in all fairness he was running the hardest, and slowest, tyre all session.
14:45 The rest of the top ten was made up of Gasly, Hulkenberg, both Haas', who put in late quick laps following earlier black flags, and Kimi Raikkonen.
14:40 The Ferraris however, have some catching up to do. Leclerc finished 0.361 seconds slower than Hamilton, while Vettel was over seven tenths slower.
14:35 There was nothing to choose between the top three in FP1, with Hamilton less a tenth faster than Verstappen and Bottas who were P2 and P3 respectively.
14:30 Hello and welcome back to the mean streets of Monte Carlo for second practice ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix. It's still Thursday and all times are local.
12:33 FP2 gets underway at 15:00 local time, with our coverage beginning half an hour prior to the start. Join us then.
12:32 And that brings an end to the session. The top ten are: HAM, VER, BOT, LEC, VET, GAS, HUL, MAG, RAI, GRO.
12:31 Grosjean has joined his team-mate in the top 10 now.
12:29 Magnussen has gone into P8, just behind the Renault of Nico Hulkenberg. Two minutes to go in FP1.
12:17 Renault and Alfa Romeo are currently the best of the race, completing the top 10 with the big three teams, but it's worth noting that Haas are now out on track again following their earlier black flags.
12:08 The Dutchman has now done a 1.12.165 to go just 0.59 behind Hamilton and into P2. Who needs reverse gear anyway?
12:03 Verstappen has just gone off into the escape road and lost reverse hear. Thankfully, stewards were there to offer a helping hand and push him back to the track.
12:02 Lando Norris locks up and goes into the run-off area at turn 1, but comes out unscathed. Remarkably, Robert Kubica also managed to avoid damage a few minutes ago after spinning. Usually, spinning here is pretty fatal...
12:00 Half an hour to go now, with Mercedes P1 and P2, Ferrari P3 and P4, and Red Bull P5 and P7, split by Giovinazzi (?!)
11:55 Sainz has returned to the pits and got out of the car, having not set a time. It's a PU issue, according to Zak Brown.
11:47 Bottas then does a 1.12.248. These are some rather quick times for FP1...
11:45 As I say that, Hamilton goes fastest with a 1.12.422. What a killjoy.
11:44 The Ferraris have put in some decent laps, with Vettel 0.034 and Leclerc 0.050 off the current leader Bottas.
11:37 Quite rightfully, there are various tributes to the late Niki Lauda throughout the paddock today. Mercedes have a red star on their livery and a thank you message on their front wing, while Sebastian Vettel has a helmet dedicated to the triple World Champion.
11:35 Carlos Sainz is the only driver yet to set a time.
11:30 Raikkonen not too pleased with a Racing Point holding him up, and was typically entertaining on the team radio when expressing his displeasure.
11:26 The reason for Haas' black flags were radio and telemetry issues.
11:23 Back on track meanwhile, the Mercedes boys continue to lead the way, with Hamilton first on a 1.13.624 and Bottas just 0.082 behind. Both are running the soft tyre.
11:20 Both of the Haas cars have just been black flagged - there must be something of the illegal sort on their car...
11:15 The first yellow flags of the weekend are waved as Vettel goes off into the run-off area in sector 1. He's currently in P5.
11:10 Bottas goes quickest with a 1.15.489, with Hamilton P2. We should probably get used to that silver front row...
11:07 Our first time of the day is set by George Russell who does a 1.21.736.
11:01 And we're off, with Giovinazzi and the McLaren's the first to take to track.
10:57 It's a cloudy day here in Monte Carlo for FP1, with temperatures of 18'C. We'll have green lights in a few minutes...
10:55 They'll have two competitors in Haas and Alfa Romeo though, that will be carrying Spec 2 Ferrari engines. Haas have been strong in qualifying all season, and with grid position so important here, they may well be favourites to be the best of the rest.
10:50 Going into the midfield, Renault may not have the car, but they have the driver to get a strong result. Daniel Ricciardo has one win here, and should have two - he'll see this as a big opportunity for him to turn his and his team's season around.
10:45 Ferrari meanwhile, started the season as favourites but go into just the sixth race as the third most fancied team. This highlights their hugely disappointing start. Can they turn things around here? Unless a new car has shown up, it'll be difficult.
10:40 Nevertheless, Red Bull will surely give them a run for their money. The high downforce, low-speed tracks suits them perfectly, but if they are to fight for the win, Max Verstappen will have to greatly improve on his previous form here.
10:35 Mercedes have struggled here for the last couple of years, but this season's car is a different animal. Red Bull may always be strong here, but the German outfit are undoubtedly the favourites.
10:30 Hello and welcome to live coverage of the first practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix! As stated below, all times are local.
08:30 Formula 1 is remembering Niki Lauda this weekend after the triple World Champion passed away on Monday. Lauda staged probably the greatest comeback that sport has ever witnessed when he survived a 1976 German GP fiery crashed, missed just two races and came back - despite his injuries - to finish runner-up in the championship, missing out by a single point. He will be sorely missed by all in the paddock.
08:00 Good morning and welcome to Monte Carlo, home of the rich, the famous, the tax dodgers and the Monaco Grand Prix. FP1 begins at 11am with build-up from 10:30. All times are local.
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.567 1:43:28.437 1
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:17.449 2.602 1
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:17.376 3.162 2
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:17.469 5.537 1
5 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:17.618 9.946 2
6 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:18.102 53.454 1
7 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:18.381 54.574 1
8 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:17.926 55.200 1
9 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:15.697 60.894 1
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:17.381 61.034 1
11 Lando Norris McLaren 1:17.255 66.801 1
12 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:18.986 1 LAP 1
13 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:16.621 1 LAP 1
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:18.754 1 LAP 1
15 George Russell Williams 1:17.660 1 LAP 1
16 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:18.595 1 LAP 1
17 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:18.398 1 LAP 1
18 Robert Kubica Williams 1:20.366 1 LAP 1
19 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:19.575 2 LAPS 1
R Charles Leclerc Ferrari RETIRED 3
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:10.166 0
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:10.252 0.086 0
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:10.641 0.475 0
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:10.947 0.781 0
5 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:11.041 0.875 0
6 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:11.109 0.943 0
7 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:11.218 1.052 0
8 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:11.271 1.105 0
9 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:11.417 1.251 0
10 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:11.653 1.487 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:10.618 0
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:10.701 0.083 0
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:10.835 0.217 0
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:11.227 0.609 0
5 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:11.363 0.745 0
6 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:11.412 0.794 0
7 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:11.429 0.811 0
8 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:11.457 0.839 0
9 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:11.543 0.925 0
10 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:11.608 0.990 0
11 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:11.670 1.052 0
12 Lando Norris McLaren 1:11.724 1.106 0
13 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:12.027 1.409 0
14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.115 1.497 0
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.185 1.567 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:11.434 0
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:11.542 0.108 0
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:11.562 0.128 0
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:11.597 0.163 0
5 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:11.602 0.168 0
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:11.740 0.306 0
7 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:11.767 0.333 0
8 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:11.837 0.403 0
9 Lando Norris McLaren 1:11.845 0.411 0
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:11.865 0.431 0
11 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:11.872 0.438 0
12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:11.976 0.542 0
13 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:11.993 0.559 0
14 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:12.007 0.573 0
15 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:12.097 0.663 0
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:12.149 0.715 0
17 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:12.233 0.799 0
18 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:12.846 1.412 0
19 George Russell Williams 1:13.477 2.043 0
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:13.751 2.317 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:11.265 0
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:11.318 0.053 0
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:11.478 0.213 0
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:11.539 0.274 0
5 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:11.738 0.473 0
6 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.170 0.905 0
7 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:12.194 0.929 0
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:12.270 1.005 0
9 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.308 1.043 0
10 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:12.338 1.073 0
11 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:12.489 1.224 0
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:12.519 1.254 0
13 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:12.566 1.301 0
14 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:12.583 1.318 0
15 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:12.862 1.597 0
16 Lando Norris McLaren 1:12.914 1.649 0
17 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:13.232 1.967 0
18 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:13.622 2.357 0
19 Robert Kubica Williams 1:14.086 2.821 0
20 George Russell Williams 1:14.305 3.040 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:11.118 0
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:11.199 0.081 0
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:11.881 0.763 0
4 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:11.938 0.820 0
5 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:12.031 0.913 0
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:12.052 0.934 0
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:12.174 1.056 0
8 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.239 1.121 0
9 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.342 1.224 0
10 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:12.350 1.232 0
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:12.392 1.274 0
12 Lando Norris McLaren 1:12.393 1.275 0
13 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:12.419 1.301 0
14 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:12.577 1.459 0
15 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:12.752 1.634 0
16 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:12.872 1.754 0
17 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:12.888 1.770 0
18 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:14.558 3.440 0
19 George Russell Williams 1:15.052 3.934 0
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:15.146 4.028 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.106 0
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:12.165 0.059 0
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:12.178 0.072 0
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:12.467 0.361 0
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:12.823 0.717 0
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:13.170 1.064 0
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:13.227 1.121 0
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:13.232 1.126 0
9 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:13.363 1.257 0
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:13.379 1.273 0
11 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:13.413 1.307 0
12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:13.437 1.331 0
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:13.731 1.625 0
14 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:13.827 1.721 0
15 Lando Norris McLaren 1:14.278 2.172 0
16 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:14.566 2.460 0
17 George Russell Williams 1:15.115 3.009 0
18 Robert Kubica Williams 1:15.514 3.408 0
19 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:16.135 4.029 0
20 Carlos Sainz McLaren 2:00.670 48.564 0
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