Follow all the latest updates from the Monaco Grand Prix as Max Verstappen starts from pole despite Charles Leclerc winning yesterday’s qualifying. Leclerc’s Ferrari crashed in the final moments of the session, causing it to be red flagged and locking in his pole win, but mechanical problems as a result of the incident have meant a devastated Leclerc cannot race today, and it will be Verstappen’s Red Bull on the front of the grid with a presentable change to close the gap to Lewis Hamilton at the top of the standings.
Hamilton meanwhile starts seventh on the grid after a very disappointing qualifying. Asked yesterday whether he feared the next race in Azerbaijan could see a repeat, Hamilton shot back: “Not if I can help it. There will be some tough discussions that I’ll have with my engineers, tonight or maybe after the weekend, because there’s things that should have been done that haven’t been done.”
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