And what of Leclerc? The Monegasque has a horrible document across the streets the place he grew up. He has by no means completed a single-seater race right here in 5 makes an attempt. Will that change this 12 months, however with a win? Who is aware of. In any case, there are some reliability considerations for Ferrari after his retirement in Spain final weekend and one other couple of points with the Ferrari-powered Alfa Romeo automobiles this weekend. There can’t be extra heartache for Leclerc in Monaco? Surely?
Further down the grid, it was one other irritating afternoon for Mercedes after their revival in kind final weekend. Their automotive has been fighting bouncing all weekend and qualifying noticed them end sixth and eighth, with George Russell rising the faster man for the fourth time this 12 months. Doing a lot from there appears unlikely, however you must commend Lando Norris in fifth for being on all of it weekend.
What hopes of an fascinating race, then? It’s arduous to say however in Monaco you most likely all the time want one thing uncommon to occur: a crash, a purple flag, a security automotive or some rain. There has been an opportunity of rain on Sunday all week however, for the time being, it appears like there is a cheap likelihood of rain pre, throughout and publish the race however whether or not that may quantity to something is one other matter. A moist Monaco Grand Prix could be one thing, although.
The race begins at 2pm BST and we shall be right here for all 78 laps of the race that was as soon as the jewel within the crown of the F1 championship.