After yesterday's an excellent drive in qualifying, Max Verstappen will start today's race on pole. How business as usual that sounds, how much it conceals. If you somehow have missed it all, do you yourself a favour and catch up with all the action here:
A thrill a minute with barnstorming laps not just from pipped at the post Fernando, but also Ocon (who reacted to it all very calmly on his social media)
Wow wow wow! What a feeling!! P3 for the Monaco GP!!!
Merci a tous pour votre soutien!
Plus a lucky escape from Lewis, narrowly avoiding the drop zone at the end of Q1, eventually qualifying 6th but will be starting fifth thanks to Leclerc copping a penalty for impeding Norris in the tunnel. Leclerc also took to social media to express his feelings about it all:
The cars line up like this:
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Is it going to rain?
At the moment showers are moving from the mountains towards the sea (Webcam near Nice @ http://[/size]windy.com). There is a chance that this will also be the case in the afternoon. I'm travelling, but
@Rodolfoar07 and @MeteoMotorsport
will post updates for sure. #MonacoGP
When does the race start?
Lights out 2pm BST, local time 3pm
And a final rather sad note...
Monaco no longer gets to have local sponsors, so now we have the same global stuff like Pirelli etc as every other race, meaning we have lost the impossibly mysterious and compelling Zepter International.
On reading the wikipedia page, our own Risil observed they sound like a high end Trotters Independent Trading co, I reckoned they sound like the bad guy mirror image to the fake company that James Bond pretends he works for as a cover identity. Either way, they have mildly amused us during many a boring race for the final time. Farewell, Zepter!