1/77: IT STARTED FROM THE STANDARD!
Monaco GP is finally launched! The riders left the pits just behind the safety car!
Pilots have 10 minutes to prepare
The FIA is finally giving information: the pilots have 10 minutes to prepare and return to their monoposts to take off, scheduled for 16:05.
It’s raining on the circuit again
The weather in the principality is not improving because the track is still wet. It’s starting to rain heavily again. No information is leaking from the FIA.
The public is hiding under the stands
Remember, it hasn’t rained all week. The rain seems to be calming down.
While it is raining extremely hard, a red flag is hoisted. The procedure has not started and the riders are returning to the pits.
Let’s go to the formation round
After minutes of waiting, 20 monoposts set off for the formation wheel behind the safety car.
The direction of the race has just indicated that the start of the race is delayed, without giving the exact time. The formation round is scheduled for 15:16, behind the safety car. All single-seater cars must be equipped with extreme tires.
Round of formation at 3:09 PM.
A slight delay in the formation round, which will take place at 15:09, while the weather has not worsened yet. It will be performed behind a safety car.
Some teams decide to replace the tires.
The circuit is very short and very narrow.
At the beginning, showers are forecast
It promises a live Grand Prix
The sky in Monaco is darkening
Rain is expected at the start of the Grand Prix.
Great enthusiasm around Charles Leclerc
As of Thursday, the Ferrari of the famous Place d’Armes in Monaco no longer bears the image of a local driver. Everything went fast and therefore some fans leave the stands disappointed. Fans of the rider are confident after seeing their protégé holding pole position yesterday. Despite the curse of Monaco on his land, he believes that the “Little Prince” has gained experience and peace.
Ferrari in pole position this Sunday
Charles Leclerc, the local stage, starts in pole position just ahead of Carlos Sainz. Two Red Bulls are on alert, Sergio Perez 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?
Charles Leclerc, the first Monaco to win the Formula 1 Grand Prix, could become the first principal driver to win a world title. To return to Max Verstappen, the current leader, the Ferrari will have to shine in the streets he knows so well this weekend, which he has never done with a single-seater.
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Welcome to this live commentary following the Monaco GP race, the 7th stage of the Formula 1 World Championship. The start will be at 15:00.