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Summary

  1. Sunday's race live on the BBC Sport website with audio commentary at 14:10 BST
  2. Bottas on pole, Hamilton 2nd, Vettel 3rd
  3. Norris, Sainz, Albon out in Q2
  4. Hulkenberg, Stroll, Giovinazzi out in Q1

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    And that is it for this live page. Mercedes hold a one-two starting position tomorrow. Can they finish that way, it will be the fifth time this season if they do.

    Some other things you might want to check out...

    We will be back tomorrow at 12:30 BST for the Spanish Grand Prix. Hope you can join us.

  2. Bottas beats Hamilton to Spanish GP pole - read the report

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

    bottas

    Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to take his third pole position in a row and lead a Mercedes one-two in qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix.

    The Finn was 0.634 seconds ahead of Hamilton, who made a series of errors on his first lap before a slower track meant an improvement was impossible on the next.

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was third, but his hopes of closing on Mercedes were dashed by a 0.866secs gap to Bottas.

    Red Bull's Max Verstappen was fourth ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

  3. Get Involved #bbcf1

    Rob Barrie: Hamilton and Bottas look like they’re driving completely different cars. Bottas guiding the car and Hamilton wrestling his.

    Rachel T: Wow Mercedes are absolutely RUNNING AWAY WITH IT!

    Vaishach: Out-Qualifying Lewis 3 times in a row and by 0.634. That’s authoritative and a clear statement made.

  4. 'I'm not very happy'

    Ferrari's Charles Leclerc

    Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, who starts fifth on Sunday: "I'm not very happy. We were slower than the Mercedes today and that's it."

    Daniil Kvyat, who qualified ninth in the Toro Rosso: "It was a very positive session for us.

    "I managed to put everything together. Nearly the perfect lap in Q2 so I was super happy. We achieved maximum today so very happy.

    "I had two difficult qualifying sessions at the beginning of the year. We proved with my side of garage we had done our homework."

  5. Watch live Monaco E-Prix now

    Eight races with eight different winners. Formula E has proved highly competitive this season.

    The last race in Paris was staged in wet conditions with Robin Frijns of the Netherlands taking his first victory, but who will take victory today?

    You can watch the build-up to the race now on Red Button, Connected TVs or live here, with the race starting at 15:30 BST.

    Great Britain's Sam Bird
    Image caption: How will British driver Sam Bird fare on the streets of Monaco?
  6. We can challenge Ferrari, but not Mercedes - Verstappen

    Max Verstappen, who starts fourth, tells Sky Sports F1: "There was not much more in it. The tyres just dropped off and felt like chewing gum, just sliding around.

    "Compared to Mercedes we're lacking quite a bit and we're not where we want to be. I'm not here to qualify fourth.

    "As a team we want to challenge Mercedes and that's number one. We have a realistic chance of Ferrari but Mercedes is a different story."

  7. 'We're not quick enough'

    Sebastian Vettel, who starts third: "It seems to be more than an Achilles heel. I spoke to Valtteri and they were happy with the car.

    "We got everything out of the car in the first run. I'm happy, but not happy. The car does not feel bad, but we're not quick enough."

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  8. 'Final laps just weren't strong enough'

    Lewis Hamilton, who starts second in an all Mercedes front row, says: "Firstly, great job to Valtteri. The final laps in Q3 just weren't strong enough. Ultimately, I didn't do the job.

    "It's great to have another Mercedes 1-2, if I can reverse it that would be great."

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  9. 'Delighted'

    Marc Priestley

    Former F1 mechanic on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Bottas delighted. He's a man reborn this year. Just managed to hook it up when it mattered.

  10. 'Adrenaline rush'

    Pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas says: "I really enjoyed that, the adrenaline rush you get from laps like that so I'm really pleased. The season has started well, the way I hoped for and feel better in the car."

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  11. How they qualified

    1. Valtteri Bottas 1:15.406
    2. Lewis Hamilton +0.634
    3. Sebastian Vettel +0.866
    4. Max Verstappen +0.951
    5. Charles Leclerc +1.182
    6. Pierre Gasly +1.302
    7. Romain Grosjean +1.505
    8. Kevin Magnussen +1.516
    9. Daniil Kvyat +2.167
    10. Daniel Ricciardo +2.7 (will start 13th)
    11. Lando Norris (will start 10th)
    12. Alexander Albon (will start 11th)
    13. Carlos Sainz (will start 12th)
    14. Kimi Raikkonen
    15. Sergio Perez
    16. Nico Hulkenberg
    17. Lance Stroll
    18. Antonio Giovinazzi
    19. George Russell (will start 20th)
    20. Robert Kubica (will start 19th)
  12. Pole position - Valtteri Bottas

    An absolutely storming lap from Bottas.

    "Yeess, yeah guys," is all we get from the Finn at the moment.

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas
  13. Post update

    Hamilton misses out...

  14. Post update

    Only Hamilton can stop Bottas getting on pole.

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton
  15. Post update

    Jolyon Palmer

    Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live

    Not good enough for Vettel. Good enough to get into the top five but not fast enough to mix it with the Mercedes.

  16. Post update

    Leclerc goes fifth, below team-mate Sebastian Vettel who is third and Max Verstappen in fourth.

    With one run left...

    1. Bottas
    2. Hamilton
    3. Vettel
    4. Verstappen
    5. Leclerc
    6. Gasly
    7. Grosjean
    8. Magnussen
    9. Kvyat
    10. Ricciardo
  17. Post update

    Leclerc already one tenth off after the first sector.

  18. Post update

    That gravel may not be good news for Charles Leclerc.

  19. Post update

    "There's a lot of gravel out of 12 into 13," says Max Verstappen.

  20. Post update

    Vettel one tenth clear of Max Verstappen in fourth. Pierre Gasly is fifth, with Charles Leclerc not setting a time just yet.

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel