Lewis Hamilton pips Valtteri Bottas to pole at Monaco Grand Prix
• Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc knocked out in Q1 in 16th place
Lewis Hamilton took pole for the Monaco Grand Prix with a fine lap around the streets of Monte Carlo, leaving his best to last secure the place with his final lap of the day. He beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas into second with Max Verstappen’s Red Bull in third.
Sebastian Vettel, having crashed in final practice, recovered to take fourth place but his teammate Charles Leclerc endured a shocker at his home race. He went out in Q1 in 16th place as Ferrari miscalculated badly in not sending him out to do a second run. Pierre Gasly in the second Red Bull was in fifth.Continue reading...