Monaco GP live: The race has finally started, Leclerc takes the lead

Monaco GP live: The race has finally started, Leclerc takes the lead

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18/77: Sainz is still on the right track

Despite his call to change the tyres, Carlos Sainz is still on track.

17/77: intermediaries for Pérez

Max Verstappen’s teammate pits for intermediate tyres. We are changing strategy at Red Bull.

15/77: The Ferraris continue with their party

Leclerc and Sainz share the fastest lap, while the Monegasque remains well ahead.

77/14: Follow for Gasly!

The Alpha Tauri driver overtakes Ricciardo and takes 12th position.

12/77: good overtaking by Gasly

The Frenchman overtook Guanyu Zhou and moved up to 13th place.

8/77: the track dries up

But conditions remain difficult, according to Verstappen. Evidenced by the righteous George Russell. For his part, Charles Leclerc is 3 seconds ahead of Sainz.

7/77: Many drivers change their tires

They fit the Intermediates while the Ferraris and Red Bulls are still in heavy rain.

6/77: Gasly’s fastest lap

In difficulty from the start of the GP, Pierre Gasly (17th), achieved the best lap of the race.

5/77: Verstappen fastest lap

4th in the race, the world champion posted the best lap of the race but had a few scares on the slippery Monaco track.

4/77: Leclerc leads the race

At home, the Monegasque is in front, just ahead of his teammate Carlos Sainz. The Red Bulls are lurking behind.

3/77: output will be released

There is no standing start, but a rolling start! It slides!

1/77: Latifi makes a mistake

First incident in this GP, with Latifi missing the corner and going straight.


The Monaco GP is finally launched! The drivers came out of the pits, right behind the safety car!

Pilots have 10 minutes to prepare

The FIA ​​finally gives information: the pilots have 10 minutes to prepare and return to their car to take the start, scheduled for 4:05 p.m.

It rains again on the circuit

The weather does not improve in the Principality as the track is still wet. It starts to rain hard again. No information is leaked from the FIA.

The public shelters under the stands

Remember that it hasn’t rained all week. The rain seems to be calming down now.


The public takes refuge under the stands during the Monaco GP.
The public takes refuge under the stands during the Monaco GP. © Clement Brossard

Red flag!

While it is raining very hard, the red flag is unfurled. The procedure has not started and the drivers return to the pits.

Let’s go for the formation lap

After minutes of waiting, the 20 single-seaters left for the formation lap behind the safety car.

delayed departure

The race direction has just indicated that the start of the race is delayed, without giving a precise time. The formation lap is scheduled for 3:16 p.m., behind the safety car. All single-seaters must be equipped with extreme tires.

The formation lap at 3:09 p.m.

Slight delay for the formation lap, which will take place at 3:09 p.m., while the weather has not yet worsened. It will take place behind the safety car.

Some teams decide to change tires.

78 rpm in the program

The circuit is very short and very narrow.

Showers forecast for the start

This promises a lively Grand Prix

The sky darkens in Monaco

Rain is expected for the start of the Grand Prix.

The sky darkens in Monaco before the Grand Prix.
The sky darkens in Monaco before the Grand Prix. © Clement Brossard

Great enthusiasm for Charles Leclerc

Since Thursday, the Ferrari in Monaco’s famous Place d’Armes no longer bears the image of the local driver. Everything happened quickly and some disappointed fans left the grandstand. The rider’s supporters are confident after seeing his protégé take pole position yesterday. Despite the Monegasque’s curse on his land, they believe that the “Little Prince” has gained experience and has gained serenity.

Places d'armes store
Places d’armes store © @RMCSport

Ferraris on pole this Sunday

Charles Leclerc, the local stage will start from pole just ahead of Carlos Sainz. The two Red Bulls are on the prowl, with Sergio Pérez and Max Verstappen.

On the French side, Esteban Ocon (Alpine) will start 10th, while Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) will be 17th.

Is Leclerc cursed at home?

The first Monegasque to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc could become the first driver from the Principality to win the world title. Returning to Max Verstappen, the current leader, the Ferrari driver will have to shine this weekend on these streets that he knows so well, something that he has never achieved with a single-seater.

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Good morning to all

Welcome to this live commentary to follow the Monaco GP race, the 7th stage of the Formula 1 world championship. The start will be given at 3:00 p.m.

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