15:09. The countdown begins. Eight minutes to see if we have the first surprises of the weekend. Hamilton takes fifth.

15:07. Raikkonen of braking passes. It re-enters without any problem after raising a good smoke

15:06. Saaaaaainz! How is the Madrilenian? First turn and it is placed at the top of the whole.

15:05. There are 12 minutes left to close Q1. The Ferraris are already out of the pits.

15:05. Mick Schumacher is out of the Monaco Grand Prix after the accident this morning.

15:04. The Red Bulls join. And Hamilton.

15:02. Alonso climbs to the track. Ferrari is still waiting in the pits. Today could be a great day for Carlos Sainz.

15:00. Q1 begins. The pilots are already leaving. 17 minutes to see if the Alpines confirm the scare of being left out at the first change or manage to overcome their disappointing morning.

14:58. Mercedes mechanics rush and change the suspension of the two Mercedes in a hurry.

14:55. And to finish, the Alpine have been a long way from being competitive in Monaco. The French team’s car, unreliable in the turns when grabbing onto the track, has not allowed Fernando Alonso (fifteenth) or Esteban Ocon (last classified) to get close to the elite of the grid.

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14:50. For its part, Valtteri Bottas has been the fastest of the Mercedes (a 0.471 the Verstappen). Lewis Hamilton He was unable to pass from seventh place although the red flag of Mick Schumacher’s Haas with two minutes to go to finish training diminished his last attempt.

14:45. Good afternoon! The qualifying grid begins at the Monaco Grand Prix, where the fifth Grand Prix of the season takes place. Carlos Sainz has flown during training free to the point of setting the second fastest time on the grid behind Max Verstappen. Both the Madrilenian and Charles Leclerc have crept onto the podium in the Principality and have shown the latest Ferrari improvements. Now it remains to be confirmed in the classification of a circuit where there are not large spaces for overtaking and the strategy takes on a crucial importance.

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