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Summary

  1. Lewis Hamilton secures pole position
  2. Bottas second, Verstappen third
  3. Ferrari error sees Leclerc out in Q1
  4. OUT in Q2: Hulkenberg, Norris, Grosjean, Raikkonen, Giovinazzi
  5. OUT in Q1: Leclerc, Perez, Stroll, Russell, Kubica
  6. Get involved: is Mercedes' dominance ruining F1? #bbcf1

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Back at 12:30 BST on Sunday

    Yet again, we have a Mercedes front row and Lewis Hamilton will be leading the way after a wonderful lap to snatch pole position out of the hands of team-mate and title rival Valtteri Bottas.

    Can Max Verstappen or Sebastian Vettel make an incredible start off the second row? How many cars can Charles Leclerc overtake tomorrow? Will the rain come and cause chaos?

    Join us tomorrow and we will find out. The race gets going at 14:10 BST so our live page will be up and running from 12:30 BST. Hope to see you then. Have a good Saturday night and see you tomorrow.

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

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer in Monaco

    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton snatched Monaco Grand Prix pole position from Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with his last lap of the session.

    Hamilton, often on the back foot in qualifying, took pole by 0.086 seconds.

    But the story of the day was in many ways Ferrari's strategic error that saw Charles Leclerc knocked out in the first session.

    Ferrari elected not to send Leclerc out for a second run, and the Monegasque will start 16th for his home race.

    Red Bull's Max Verstappen was third, ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who was the man who knocked out Leclerc.

  3. Di Grassi dominates to win Berlin E-Prix

    Elsewhere in motorsport...

    Watch highlights as Lucas di Grassi wins his second race of the season with a superb drive at the Berlin E-Prix with championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne finishing third.

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    Video caption: Formula E: Lucas di Grassi dominates to win Berlin E-Prix
  4. Hamilton's lap record for pole

    Watch how Lewis Hamilton secured the 85th pole position of his career.

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  5. Provisional grid

    As long as Pierre Gasly does not get penalised or there are any other grid penalties then we will start like this tomorrow.

    Monaco GP
  6. The track

    Sainte Devote. Casino Square. Mirabeau.

    Take your pick of famous spots around Monte Carlo. This is what the drivers will be zooming around tomorrow.

    Monaco track graphic
  7. How they qualified

    Monaco times
  8. A fitting tribute?

    Mercedes said they wanted to pay a fitting on-track tribute to Niki Lauda. They have a great chance of that as they dominate the front row, aiming for their sixth one-two finish in six races of the 2019 season.

    If they do that, it will be the first time an F1 team has had one-two finishes in six successive races.

  9. Pole number 85 feels good

    Lewis Hamilton
  10. 'We need to dig deeper'

    Sebastian Vettel, who crashed early in the day, starts fourth: "This morning has nothing to do with that (qualifying) so I don't want to shift the blame - I've been many times around here.

    "We struggled to get the tyres to work and you don't get the feel you want. the front tyres did not work. We need to dig deeper. For now it is what it is, we need to accept, even if we don't want to."

  11. Get Involved

    Hamilton pole and Ferrari problems #bbcf1

    Capo: Arrivabene isn't the problem of Ferrari after all. The team has a deeper issue as a whole. The way they screwed Leclerc's race up is mind boggling. These mistakes are one to many.

    Josh Earl: another weekend, another Seb mistake.. or several.

    Rachel T: Cometh the hour, cometh the Champ. That was for Niki

  12. 'Best qualifying of the year'

    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner tells Sky Sports: "Max's (second) out lap got a little bit messy and we can't predict what the others are doing. Third place and fifth here represents decent grids for tomorrow's race.

    "In reality we are probably a tenth or two shy. Mercedes are pretty mighty at the moment. Those guys are fighting for the championship, we've got a grandstand seat. To be on the second grid here, Pierre in fifth as well, it's out best qualifying of the year."

    Still waiting to hear if Pierre Gasly gets to keep that fifth place for blocking off Romain Grosjean. If he doesn't Kevin Magnussen and Daniel Ricciardo could both be bumped up the grid.

  13. Post update

    Carlos Sainz has got himself into the top 10, and celebrated with a well-earned ice cream!

  14. 'So happy'

    Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says: "Shame for Charles, it's his home race and he had it in him to be fighting for front row.

    "In the end it came together for us and I'm so happy. Valtteri had a sensational lap one and on lap two I don't know if he hit traffic or it was a bad lap.

    "The latest I've heard (for tomorrow) is a 60% chance of rain but it keeps changing."

    Top three
  15. Post update

    We are still waiting to hear whether Pierre Gasly gets a penalty for a move that led Romain Grosjean to unleash a furious bout of swearing over team radio.

  16. Get Involved

    Hamilton takes pole position #bbcf1

    Sam: Hats off to Valtteri Bottas this season, looks like a new driver compared to last season, Mercedes possibly has the strongest driver line up we’ve seen in quite some time

    Murdoch Mackenzie: How many times does HAM do that, he walks into the top league of the greatest drivers ever. I don't think ANYONE could pull out those last minute laps as many times as he has. Superb!

    Ilyas Bulsari: it seems very clear that Ferrari have all their eggs in one basket (Vettel) and seem to forget they have a second driver.

  17. Happy Hamilton

    "That's what I'm talking about," was some more from the Lewis Hamilton team radio when he found out he was on pole, the 85th of his career.

    Lewis Hamilton
  18. 'Reasonable'

    Max Verstappen starts third tomorrow and is quick to praise the Mercedes duo. He says: "Yeah they were a bit quick. My lap in Q2 was quick but I lost it a bit in turn one in my lap on Q3. It was a reasonable lap.

    "I didn't do many qualifying here so I am of course happy to be third."