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Live Reporting

Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks and goodbye

    And that's all for today. Thanks as always, you've been great.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend and until next time, goodbye for now.

  2. Verstappen takes title lead with win - read the report

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer


    Red Bull's Max Verstappen took a dominant victory in the Monaco Grand Prix to wrestle the championship lead from Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

    The Dutchman controlled the race after pole-sitter Charles Leclerc's Ferrari broke down before the start. Hamilton finished in seventh place, frustrated and angry after Mercedes's pre-race plans fell apart.

    He lost places to two drivers over the pit-stop period as Mercedes reversed their pre-race plans. Adding to a bad day for the world champions, Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas retired when mechanics were unable to remove his right-front wheel at his pit stop.

    Bottas was running second to Verstappen but had been losing ground before his stop and his hopes of victory had evaporated and turned into concerns as to whether he could protect second place from Ferrari's Carlos Sainz.

  3. Where next?

    From the tight streets of Monaco to the tight streets of Baku.

    Azerbaijan in two weeks' time is round six of a maximum 23.

  4. 'Joy'

    Antonio Giovinazzi gets his first point of the season and is understandably delighted.

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  5. Vettel driver of the day

    It's been a good day for Aston Martin with Sebastian Vettel fifth and Lance Stroll eighth.

    That's Vettel's first points for Aston Martin and his best performance since he came third for Ferrari in Turkey in November.

    Vettel's efforts get him voted as Driver of the Day on F1's social media channels.

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  6. Don't miss the Chequered Flag Podcast

    It will be out later on and BBC Radio 5 Live's Chequered Flag Podcast is always worth a listen.

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  7. Another trophy for Lando

    Lando's getting used to looking at trophies for finishing in the top three. It's his third podium spot of his career, while it's the 12th win for Max Verstappen in F1

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  8. Red Bull jump to the top

    A first and fourth takes Red Bull to the top of the Constructors' Championship.

    Antonio Giovinazzi's 10th-placed finish gets Alfa Romeo off the mark and that means only Williams and Haas are without a point in 2021.

    Constructors championship
  9. Verstappen leads by four

    Max Verstappen's win takes him four points clear at the top of the title race.

    Lewis Hamilton gets the bonus point for fastest lap for a bit of damage limitation.

    How it stands
  10. Post update

    There can't be anyone watching F1 not happy to see these two likeable and hugely talented characters share a podium after being in the same team last year.

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  11. 'I didn't think I'd be here'

    McLaren's Lando Norris, who finished third: "I don't know what to say. I didn't think I'd be here today. It's always been a dream to be on the podium here.

    "It's down to these guys. It's extra special. It was a bit of luck - and I want to say good driving, and a good car all weekend. Thanks to the boys and girls, this one is for them.

    "Congratulations to Carlos and Max. It's special here, I'll cherish it."

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  12. 'We had to salvage the weekend'

    Ferrari's Carlos Sainz, who finished second: "It's a good result. If you would've told me before coming to Monaco I would finish second, I definitely would take it.

    "It's just the whole circumstance of the weekend, having Charles' problems today and me missing out in qualifying, maybe it doesn't taste as good as it should. But I'm sure when I reflect back, I think Ferrari need to be proud about the car and the step we've made.

    "When you see the other car not starting on pole, all of a sudden the responsibility relies on you to salvage a bit of the weekend. You want to give the team at least a podium, and it was all about getting the start right.

    "I felt good with the car today and I felt the team deserved a podium today."

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  13. 'It's so special to win'

    Red Bull race winner Max Verstappen: "It's so special around here to win. It's my first time on the podium here. Amazing race.

    "It's a lot of laps - you really have to keep your focus, but it's really cool.

    "You never know what's going to happen but it's all about the tyres and finding a good stop gap. The others went earlier, so that made it a bit easier for me but we were pretty much in control.

    "You always want to win this grand prix. I remember when I was very little, you always want to win this one, so of course, I'm very proud, but I'm also thinking ahead - it is a very long season."

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  14. Post update

    Right, who wants some quotes?

  15. Out of the points

    • 11. Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo, one lap)
    • 12. Ricciardo (McLaren, one lap)
    • 13. Alonso (Alpine, one lap)
    • 14. Russell (Williams, one lap)
    • 15. Latifi (Williams, one lap)
    • 16. Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri, one lap)
    • 17. Mazepin (Haas, three laps)
    • 18. Schumacher (Haas, three laps)

    DNF - Bottas (Mercedes)

    DNS - Leclerc (Ferrari)

  16. 'It should've been Leclerc's day'

    Jolyon Palmer

    Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Credit to Charles Leclerc. It should have been his day today from pole position but he has gone down to congratulate Carlos Sainz.

    There didn't look to be a huge amount of joy in eyes when he embraced Sainz.

  17. Post update

    Fair play to Charles Leclerc, he could be backstage sulking at his failure to race today, but no, there he is offering his congratulations to team-mate Carlos Sainz, who has come second.

  18. Top 10

    1. Verstappen (Red Bull)
    2. Sainz (Ferrari, +8.9)
    3. Norris (McLaren, +19.4)
    4. Perez (Red Bull, +20.4)
    5. Vettel (Aston Martin, +52.5)
    6. Gasly (Alpha Tauri, +53.8)
    7. Hamilton (Mercedes, +68.2)
    8. Stroll (Aston Martin, one lap)
    9. Ocon (Alpine, one lap)
    10. Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo, one lap)

    A great day for all the top six. They will all be happy with those finishes.