Flying Charles Leclerc grabs pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix in a Ferrari one-two with Max Verstappen fourth, but it’s more Mercedes misery with George Russell only sixth and Lewis Hamilton down in eighth

Charles Leclerc was the home-town hero of Monaco when he took pole position for the world’s most fabled race. Lewis Hamilton was eighth best for Mercedes, with team-mate George Russell sixth. Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz collide to end Q3 slightly early with Leclerc taking pole postion. Leclerc, Sainz, Perez, Verstappen, Alonso, Norris, Hamilton, Russell, Vettel, Ocon. Leclerc, Sainz, Perez, Verstappen, Norris, Hamilton, Russell, Vettel, Ocon, Alonso with seven minutes left to go. Both Hamilton and Russell are struggling to match the pace of the Ferrari and Red Bull. The red flags are out with two minutes and 25 seconds left!. Lewis Hamilton moves up from 14th to sixth with six minutes left to go. Leclerc, who is out of sync with the field as Ferrari released him and Sainz later than the rest, goes quickest with a 1m12.939s. Lewis Hamilton knocks Lando Norris down the order to take top spot but Sergio Perez, and now Max Verstappen, are the fastest men on track.

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