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Hamilton snatches Monaco pole; Ferrari stumbles

Hamilton was 0.2s slower than team-mate Valtteri Bottas after the first runs in Q3 , but what about one lap lap – 1 snapshot – a new lap record – snatch pole position by 0.086s.

Bottas backed off on his final attempt as he struggled to improve, while Ferrari after Q1

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Sebastian Vettel wants to start from fourth ahead of Pierre Gasly and Kevin Magnussen, with Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvyat, Carlos Sainz and Alexander Albon round out the top 1

0. But the bigger story is a driver who w Asn't taking part in the final section of qualifying.

Q1 session when Leclerc was knocked out by teammate Vettel.

Vettel – who had crashed.

Vettel – who had crashed in FP3 – on the outside of the swimming pool. Ferrari to forget about his teammate.

Leclerc was dropping down the stands as he tracked through the session, but Ferrari did not send him out. By the time Vettel was approaching the final sector and going fast, Leclerc had slipped to 15th place, and when Vettel completed his lap the Monegasque, who was visibly angry in the garage.

"I've had no explanation from The team, they are still qualifying with Seb, "Leclerc said immediately afterwards.

Nico Hulkenberg was eliminated in the second part of qualifying by just 0.062s, and Lando Norris was just close to the Renault in 12th, but it what Romain Grosjean in 13th who was most frustrated after being held up by Gasly. Grosjean locked up his front tires exiting Casino Square to avoid running into the back of the Red Bull.

Both Alfa Romeo cars dropped out in. The Haas driver delivered a number of expletives over the radio team and stewards were left investigating the incident Antonio Giovinazzi faces an investigation for impeding Hulkenberg.

There were no real shocks from Leclerc in Q1. Both racing point cars missed out in 17th and 18th – Sergio Perez's the quick and the second fastest in a tight session – ahead of George Russell and Robert Kubica.

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