Max Verstappen sits on pole for today’s Monaco Grand Prix after a dramatic qualifying session.
Veteran Fernando Alonso looked to have secured his first F1 pole position in 11 years, only to be pipped by a shocked Verstappen by just 0.084 seconds. Today should prove equally as dramatic with rain on the forecast as Verstappen looks to continue his charge for a third-straight world title.
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The iconic street circuit has been kind to Red Bull over the years, in particular denying home favourite Charles Leclerc any serious glory around the tight-and-twisty streets, but Sergio Perez - last year’s winner - will start Sunday's 78-lap race at the back of the pack after he crashed out of qualifying.
Mercedes will also get the chance to test out their upgrade package after a series of improvements were installed for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell in Imola.
When is the Monaco Grand Prix?
The Monaco Grand Prix takes place this weekend with the race today, Sunday May 28, 2023 at 2pm BST.
Monaco Grand Prix grid positions
1 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:11.365
2 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Aston Martin 1:11.449
3 Esteban Ocon (Fra) Alpine 1:11.553
4 Carlos Sainz Jr. (Spa) Ferrari 1:11.630
5 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:11.725
6 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 1:11.471*
7 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Alpine 1:11.933
8 George Russell (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:11.964
9 Yuki Tsunoda (Jpn) Scuderia AlphaTauri 1:12.082
10 Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren1:12.254
11 Oscar Piastri (Aus) McLaren1:12.395
12 Nyck de Vries (Ned) Scuderia AlphaTauri 1:12.428
13 Alexander Albon (Tha) Williams 1:12.527
14 Lance Stroll (Can) Aston Martin 1:12.623
15 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.625
16 Logan Sargeant ((USA)) Williams 1:13.113
17 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 Team 1:13.270
18 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Haas F1 Team 1:13.279
19 Guanyu Zhou (Chn) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:13.523
20 Sergio Perez (Mex) Red Bull 1:13.850
*Three-place grid penalty
Monaco Grand Prix weather forecast
There is every chance we get a wet race on Sunday.
An initially damp forecast has, over the course of the week, gradually settled down into a more typical sunny scene for the principality.
Sunday, however, currently has around a 50 to 60 per cent chance of rain for during the race.
How to watch the Monaco Grand Prix
TV channel: The full weekend will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, with race coverage on Sunday starting on F1 at 12.30pm. Free highlights are available on Channel 4 at 6.30pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can tune in online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow every minute of the race with Standard Sport’s live blog.
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