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F1 Monaco Grand Prix LIVE: Updates and results as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen go to battle

LIVE: Monaco Grand Prix… Max Verstappen leads after making the most of Charles Leclerc’s pre-race gearbox failure, as Valtteri Bottas is forced out following pit-stop nightmare in Monte Carlo

  • Charles Leclerc took a surprise pole position for Ferrari at the Monaco Grand Prix
  • But he suffered gearbox problems on his way to the grid before the race 
  • Max Verstappen is now on pole position with Valtteri Bottas alongside him
  • Lewis Hamilton could only qualify seventh but will now start sixth
  • Latest Formula One news, including race schedule and results

Max Verstappen will be looking to eat into Lewis Hamilton’s 14-point advantage heading into Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix.

The Dutchman is the Hamilton’s chief title rival in the championship and starts second on the grid behind surprise pole sitter Charles Leclerc who is hoping to lead the team to their first win in two years.

Meanwhile, Hamilton could only qualify a disappointing seventh around Monte Carlo and will be hoping for damage limitation to his world championship lead on race day.

Follow Sportsmail’s DAN RIPLEY for live Formula One coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix, including build-up, race updates and result.  



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