Monaco Grand Prix: Qualifying as it happened

Follow all the action from Qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix live right here.

21:06 Thank you for joining us for what has been a scintillating session! Tomorrow’s race will be one to watch closely, so please do join us at 20:00 for that. Until then, have a good weekend, and we’ll talk soon.

21:04 Here’s the rest of the top ten for you:

21:00 And that’s it! It’s all over! Kimi Raikkonen on pole! The Finn has rocked and rolled his way around the mean streets and produced the lap of a maestro! Vettel is P2, half a tenth shy, with Bottas P3!

20:57 Final minutes of Q3, the drivers are out for their final runs…

20:53 First runs complete, it’s Raikkonen that leads the way from Ricciardo, with Vettel P3.

20:48 It’s time for Q3! Time to go for glory!

20:45 The classification for you. Good effort by Button!

20:42 The victims of Q2. Desperately unfortunate for Hamilton! Vandoorne is through into Q3, but his day is done.

20:41 Vandoorne has crashed! That scuppers what would have been a decent lap for Hamilton! The Briton is out! That is, unfortunately, the risk of leaving it late around Monaco!

20:40 We have a man under pressure…

20:35 Only 0.231 seconds separate the top 5…

20:32 A picture of Hamilton’s wobble. Notice how his tyres are facing towards the barrier as he desperately tries (and narrowly succeeds) to keep the car out of the wall!

20:30 Raikkonen leads from Vettel, while a nasty wobble at Massanet sees Hamilton narrowly avoid the barriers!

20:25 It’s Q2 time! Tiny margins, tiny spaces between the barriers!

20:20 That’s it for Q1! Early exit for Ocon, that’s a shame for him. Meanwhile, Marcus Ericsson has tapped the barrier and damaged the rim on his left rear tyre/ The Swede managed drive down an escape road and stop.

20:14 Only a few minutes to go now, some drivers under pressure…

20:10 With 8 minutes to go, Verstappen and Vettel now lead the way. Good news for Ocon, the Frenchman is out on track!

20:05 Vettel and Raikkonen leading the way at the moment, while Force India still battle to fix Ocon’s stricken pink panther…

20:00 Green light! It’s time for Q1!

19:58 Lovely weather:

19:55 Five minutes to go. The Iceman has looked good so far this weekend, can he keep his cool now?

19:50 A lot of work going on around Hamilton’s Mercedes. The Briton wasn’t happy with things in FP3…

19:45 On a positive note, it appears that Red Bull have managed to fix the brake-by-wire issue on Daniel Ricciardo’s car. The Australian is expected to be ready for action come 20:00!

19:40 As a reminder, Jenson Button will serve a 15-place grid penalty for changing several power unit components, while Stoffel Vandoorne will drop 3 places for causing a collision last time out in Spain. A pity for McLaren, their pace in FP3 was decent.
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19:35 Sebastian Vettel led the way for Ferrari earlier today. The German really looked comfortable behind the wheel of his SF70-H. Can he grab pole today?
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19:30 Hi there, welcome back for qualifying! We’re about settle the grid order for tomorrow’s race, so stay tuned!

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