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F1 2023 Monaco Grand Prix Live: Qualifying Updates & FP3 Timings, Lewis Hamilton Eyes Pole Position

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Can Charles Leclerc Overtake Max Verstappen In F1 Monaco Grand Prix?

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Following the unfortunate cancellation of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Formula 1 returns to one of its most famous races – the Monaco Grand Prix – with a crucial qualifying session this afternoon.

F1 was forced to cancel the Imola race weekend due to adverse weather and flooding in the region, with the event unlikely at this stage to be rescheduled amid a congested 2023 calendar. Yet the teams and drivers will now turn their attention to the tight twists and turns of the world famous Circuit de Monaco for the next round of the season.

Red Bull’s Sergio Pérez won last year’s race in wet conditions, with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz second and Max Verstappen third. Hometown favorite Charles Leclerc has never finished on a podium in his home race, while Mercedes will look to improve as they introduce upgrades to the cars of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

Carlos Sainz was fastest in first practice on Friday, with Max Verstappen topping the timesheets in FP2.

Watch F1 qualifying live with The Independent – FP3 is at 11:30am before qualifying at 3pm (BST)

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Max Verstappen was fastest in FP2; Here are the full results!

keiran jackson27 May 2023 10:50

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Weekend Preview by Kieran Jackson

Crown jewel. attached to it is the slogan Monaco Grand Prix: A Formula 1 staple-event recognized with the kind of glitz and glamor we last saw in Miami. And see you in Las Vegas in November. F 1The obsession with America has given the principality a direct rival or two to the state, to the extent that its long-term viability in the sport is far from certain, given the difficulty of overtaking on the track.

But that’s for another day. For now, the famous twists and turns off the coast of the French Riviera still offer the most unique challenges for the 20 drivers as they return to action for the first time in three weeks. and that specificity should, in theory, give red Bull His toughest assignment yet in 2023.

Christian Horner’s team has won all five races so far this season; Six if you include Sprint in Azerbaijan. Even at a canter. Yet for a car that reigns supreme in long-straights and high-speed corners, along comes a track with a series of few long-straights and low-speed corners.

keiran jackson27 May 2023 10:45

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Good morning and welcome to live coverage of qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix Independent,

It’s a beautiful day at the Principality and an important day – perhaps the most important merit of the season. Given the tight nature of the circuit, almost impossible to overtake, where each driver starts Sunday’s race will be crucial.

Can anyone repair a Red Bull? Will Charles Leclerc take his third consecutive pole at his home race? And could Mercedes spring any surprises with its revised car?

Free Practice 3 begins at 11:30am, with qualifying at 3pm (BST)! Stay tuned right here for all the build-up and live updates!

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keiran jackson27 May 2023 10:41