LIVE | The 2019 Monaco Grand Prix - Can Verstappen prevent another Mercedes 1-2?

26-05-2019 12:00 | Updated: 26-05-2019 12:45
by Adam Newton
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LIVE | The 2019 Monaco Grand Prix - Can Verstappen prevent another Mercedes 1-2?

Here we are, it's time for the Monaco Grand Prix! Lewis Hamilton took an incredible pole position yesterday, just edging out his teammate Valtteri Bottas. Max Verstappen put up the biggest fight, qualifying third, but it was a nightmare session for Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel could only manage a distant fourth, whilst Charles Leclerc was knocked out in Q1 for the first time this season, after yet another strategic Ferrari mistake.

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All eyes will be on the start and it will likely be between the two Mercedes drivers on the run into turn one. After the first lap, overtaking becomes extremely difficult, so Leclerc could have a tough time of it in his home race if he wants to score points.

If they manage it, this would be Mercedes' sixth 1-2 in a row at the start of the season, extending their own record. Verstappen could be the man to challenge them, but it's unlikely to be his teammate Pierre Gasly, who received a three place grid penalty for blocking Romain Grosjean. Antonio Giovinazzi suffered the same penalty after getting in Nico Hulkenberg's way in Q1.

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