Formula 1 will make a guest appearance in Monaco on Sunday (28 May). In addition to Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso in particular has a good chance of winning this historic race! The Grand Prix here in the live ticker.
- Formula 1: Grid positions at the Monaco Grand Prix
- Bitter: The other teams were able to see Mercedes' new underbody
- Monaco curse: Charles Leclerc gets grid penalty
- Fernando Alonso with a good chance of winning
- The race here in the live ticker
10/78 laps: So far, the race has been running without any major problems. Russell was also briefly investigated for an incident, but that's how it stayed - he wasn't punished. The gap between Alonso (P2) and Ocon (P3) is already unbelievably large after 10 laps! There are already more than ten seconds between the two drivers.
Grid positions at the Monaco Grand Prix
|1. Verstappen||2. Alonso||3. Ocon||4. Sainz|
|5. Hamilton||6. Leclerc||7. Gasly||8. Russell|
|9. Tsunoda||10. Norris||11. Piastri||12. de Vries|
|13. Albon||14. Bottas||15. Sargeant||16. Magnussen|
|17. Stroll||18. Perez||19. Zhou||20. Hulkenberg|
6/78 laps: Bitter for Hülkenberg: The German gets a 5-second penalty after just five laps! He will have to sit it out at his next pit stop and is currently only in P20! Let's hope for him that it remains the only one in this race. Verstappen now already has a two-second lead over Alonso.
Round 1/78: IT'S LIGHTS OUT AND AWAY WE GO IN MONACO! All very carefully, none of the drivers want to take a risk! Nico Hülkenberg has already been able to make up a few positions and has already finished in P14 - but he had to go straight back into the pits, what a pity! Otherwise, there are no major changes in the field. Verstappen already has a lead of more than a second over Alonso!
Monaco is home to high society - actors, singers and models
Update as of May 28, 2023, 14:53 p.m.: Only 7 minutes left until the start of the race! Who can win the start? Verstappen or Alonso? And will the rain set in in Monaco after all?
Update from May 28, 2023, 14:34 p.m.: The race starts in 26 minutes! Incidentally, this is the first time at the Monaco Grand Prix that drivers do not have to start on the tyres on which they qualified. Of course, the weather also plays a big role and we can't rule out a bit of rain on the track! It remains exciting.
First reported on May 28, 2023, 14:15 p.m.: Of course, Monaco is also home to the crème de la crème of high society. This year, singer Kylie Minogue, model Alessandra Ambrosio, actor Liam Cunningham, footballer Neymar Jr., actor Tom Holland and many more stars will be there!
Tom Holland and Esteban Ocon at the Monaco Grand Prix. © IMAGO/Glenn Dunbar
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Bitter: Mercedes' new underbody was immediately visible to everyone!
Monaco - For Mercedes, the weekend so far in Monaco has been pretty mixed. It is true that the racing team has undergone a lot of innovations on its cars that should actually bring the car further forward. However, if you look at the qualifying results of Lewis Hamilton (P5) and George Russell (P8), then it is questionable whether the new setup really seems to work.
What was also rather less advantageous for the entire team: Hamilton put the car in the barriers during the third free practice session, whereupon a crane had to recover the car and lift it off the track. The bad thing about it: All photographers had a perfect view of the underbody of the race car and that's exactly what was supposed to stay a little secret for the time being, not necessarily for the fans – but of course for the other teams!
Big surprise: everyone could see Mercedes' new underbody when recovering Hamilton's car! © IMAGO/FLORENT GOODEN
"Monaco curse" slammed again at Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc is simply out of luck at his home race. The "Monaco curse", as many fans call it on social media, has already hit after qualifying. Actually, Leclerc positioned himself solidly in third place. However, the FIA found that he had blocked Lando Norris in the McLaren on his fast lap in the tunnel! The result: three grid positions behind for Leclerc, so he only starts from P6.
This was particularly convenient for Esteban Ocon, who even had a real chance of pole position in the meantime! For the Frenchman, starting from P3 is the best result he has ever achieved with Alpine in qualifying. However, it remains to be seen whether he will be able to stay in front during the race and defend himself against Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton.
He just has no luck at his home race: Charles Leclerc in Monaco © IMAGO/Alessio De Marco/LiveMedia/ipa
Fernando Alonso with a real chance of first place in Monaco
The sixth Formula 1 race of the 2023 season will take place in Monaco. On Saturday (27 May), the drivers had to prove themselves in qualifying. It was a pretty tough fight, especially between Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso. Verstappen narrowly won pole, but Alonso is waiting in second place for his chance to position himself ahead of the Dutchman at the start. Also good for the Spaniard: Sergio Perez, the other Red Bull driver, put his car directly into the wall in Q1 and has to start from the back of the grid today!
For the only German driver, Nico Hülkenberg, qualifying in Monaco was rather sobering. He was just enough for 18th place on the grid, while teammate Magnussen finished 17th. Both drivers are of the opinion that the car was not possible this time - Haas team boss Guenther Steiner also sees it a little differently. It remains to be seen what else Hulkenberg can get out of the car in the race, overtaking is definitely not easy in Monaco! (lhe)