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  1. Hamilton qualifies 14th as Raikkonen takes first pole for nine years
  2. Hamilton out in Q2 after cars struggles and Vandoorne crash
  3. Vettel 2nd, Bottas 3rd, Button 9th but will start last
  4. Button handed 15-place grid penalty
  5. Get involved #bbcf1

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Their time again?

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It's been a long time since Ferrari won in Monaco - 16 years to be precise - but they are in the prime position to end their wait tomorrow.

For Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, there's plenty of thinking to do overnight but you can't completely rule the Briton out of a place on the podium, even if he is starting from 13th.

One thing is for sure, we're in for a thrilling race. We're back with build up from 11:30 BST and we'll also be doing live text coverage of Fernando Alonso in the Indy 500 later in the afternoon. A mega day of motorsport.

Until then, goodbye.

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Big smiles from the two Finnish drivers...

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Valtteri Bottas on Mercedes issues: "This weekend has been a bit tricky for us. We definitely lost some valuable practice time in P2.

"It was quite difficult to get a lap time in and Lewis had some problems with traffic.

"Tomorrow is the race though, and Monaco is one of the places anything can happen."

Jenson Button, speaking to Channel 4: "It has been quite tricky today but I've enjoyed it. Getting back into a qualifying session is awesome but it has been a big learning curve.

"I'm happy, my one and only qualifying session this year and I'm ninth... and start 20th!"

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Barnie Morton: Love that from Kimi - When he's on it, he is ON it. Shame we haven't got to see that for a while

Chinmay: Radio: Kimi, you are on POLE! Kimi: Yeah, yeah, yeah! I know it!!

Mus: And the Ice Man takes pole in Monaco! I have been waiting for this for too long!

Kimi and Vettel

Over the moon...

Kimi Raikkonen's sheer joy at taking a first pole position in nine years is bringing a tear to my eye...

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'I'm deflated'

Lewis Hamilton, who will start tomorrow's race 13th on the grid, tells Channel 4: "The opportunity was not there for me. I just struggled with the car. I don't really know what to say at the moment. I'm deflated but will keep pushing tomorrow.

"That's pretty much the weekend done. Tomorrow I will just be driving around in whatever position. I will try to get into the top 10 but it will be a nice Sunday drive I imagine."

A 38-year wait

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It's a first Ferrari front row lockout in Monaco since 2008 and only the third since 1979. Back then, Jody Scheckter took pole position with Gilles Villeneuve second.

Scheckter went on to win the race.

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Colin Harrison: Monaco is a bit like the Grand National. Being fast isn't as important as being lucky.

Josh Davis: Raikkonen getting anywhere close to pole is proof that Ferrari comprehensively have the best package this year

Lloyd Hibbins: Being constantly reminded that it has been 9 years since your last pole #thingskimidoesnotfindok

Valtteri Bottas, who finished third in qualifying: "It was a really good lap and a really good feeling when you get one here.

"It is one of the most mentally demanding circuits and I’ve really appreciated all the support from the fans."


Sebastian Vettel, who finished second in qualifying: "It [Monaco qualifying] is one of the highlights of the season. A difficult one to get right but if you do it is great."

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Darren Thompson: What a superb lap from Raikkonen. Breathtaking through sector 3

Jay: Nothing quite as exciting as a Kimi reaction after he has won something, is there?

Rae Foreman: Raikkonen gets pole for the first time in 128 races - "Oh good, thanks guys"


Qualifying - the rest

11) Kvyat 12) Hulkenberg 13) Magnussen 14) Hamilton 15) Massa 16) Ocon 17) Palmer 18) Stroll 19) Wehrlein 20) Ericsson


Kimi Raikkonen, who secured his first pole position since the 2008 French Grand Prix: "Obviously it's great. We try to make the best of it tomorrow."

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Amy: That qualifying brought more surprises than expected

Amit: Wow! What a Q3 session that was! 0.045s between the Top 3! Not quite in the 1:11s I was predicting we’d see after FP3

Kenny Kong: YEESSS Kimi!! Finally back on pole, another front row lock-out for Ferrari, at the one place it counts the most

Qualifying top 10

1) Raikkonen 2) Vettel 3) Bottas 4) Verstappen 5) Ricciardo 6) Sainz 7) Perez 8) Grosjean 9) Button 10) Vandoorne.


Kimi on pole

Allan McNish

BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

Well we haven't said that in a long, long time!

He's delivered all weekend and that middle sector was the difference between him and team-mate Vettel.

It's a first pole position in nine years for Kimi Raikkonen and an all-Ferrari front row.

It's been 129 races since Raikkonen last started a race at the front of the pack, surely he must be happy?

"Thanks guys," he says.

Classic Kimi.

Kimi Raikkonen
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Chequered flag

Kimi Raikkonen secures pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix!

Sebastian Vettel's can't beat Kimi Raikkonen's time.

The Finn is going to be on pole position!

... but is 0.042s down on Kimi Raikkonen through S2.

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Alex Withington: The Iceman is back! Kimi really looks on it today

Aggiesson: Nice to see other drivers up front. Not the usual 2 team high speed parade

Rachel T: Come on Kimi, grab that pole and make this weekend more interesting!

Sebastian Vettel is fastest of all through the first sector...

Kimi Raikkonen goes a fraction quicker than before with a 1:12.178.

Can Sebastian Vettel beat that? He's starting his final flying lap now.

Valtteri Bottas goes second quickest with a 1:12.559, two tenths of Kimi Raikkonen.

Bottas will have time for one more shot at pole.

Kimi Raikkonen's last pole position was 129 grands prix ago - way back in 2008.

Is this to be the day he ends his long wait?

Ferrari shines

Jennie Gow

BBC Radio 5 live pit-lane reporter

That Ferrari looks so nimble, so good around this circuit.

It's shining more than any other car on this track. It's so impressive

Valtteri Bottas has gone out before the Ferraris, so has a bit of clear air.

It will take something special for him to prevent Ferrari being on pole here, though.

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Tom Green: Wonder what odds I could have got on @JensonButton out-qualifying @LewisHamilton?

Babatunde: Complacency caused Lewis downfall!

Mark Robinson: Oooooo when did Button last out qualify Hamilton!

Romain Grosjean and Jenson Button stayed in the pits, they are going for just the one lap in Q3 but the other seven runners have done a time.

Kimi Raikkonen has provisional pole, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz.

Allan McNish

BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

The Ferraris are likely to be on the front row tomorrow, but I think a threat could come not from the remaining Mercedes, but the two Red Bulls.

Red Bull

Valtteri Bottas goes third quickest, seven tenths off Ferrari, who are looking unstoppable at the moment. They've just been on it all week.

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Strong start by Kimi Raikkonen as he breezes into P1 with a 1:12.296. Daniel Ricciardo goes second quickest, seven tenths off Raikkonen's time.

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes' sole representative in Q3, heads out onto the track.

Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz is the first to set a time, a 1:17.659.

Carlos Sainz

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Conor: Vandoorne loves a good crash doesn't he

Denislov: Lewis was running around like a headless chicken in Q2 and should've nailed his lap early!

Reece Young: Worst time for a yellow flag for @LewisHamilton but he should have got it done sooner

I wonder what Nico Rosberg, who is here watching qualifying, made of all that drama?

Final qualifying starts

Here we go then. A Lewis Hamilton-less top 10 shootout is under way.