Charles Leclerc will start on pole for the Monaco Grand Prix, despite putting it into the barriers causing a red flag at the end of the session. However, damage to his gearbox could see him knocked down the order.
Here is how qualifying unfolded:
Two-time Monaco winner, Fernando Alonso was surprisingly knocked out in Q1, missing out on Q2 by just over a tenth of a second. The Spaniard will start behind Yuki Tsunoda, who will start from 16th on the grid.
It was a disappointing Q1 for Bottas' team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who was only 7th fastest, six-tenths away from Bottas and struggling with oversteer.
Kimi Raikkonen will start in 13th behind the Aussie, with the oldest driver in Formula One missing out on Q3 by two and a half tenths. His teammate Antonio Giovinazzi put his Alfa Romeo into Q3 for the first time this season with a spectacular lap.
Charles Leclerc was fastest in Q2 with a 1.10.597, 0.053 seconds ahead of Max Verstappen and two-tenths Leclerc's teammate Carlos Sainz in third.
Charles Leclerc put himself on a pole at his home Grand Prix for the very first time and caused a red flag at the end of the session when he hit the wall hard coming out of the Swimming Pool chicane. Leclerc could be given a grid penalty if the damage to his gearbox is substantial enough for it to be changed.
Leclerc put his SF21 on pole with a 1.10.246, two-tenths ahead of Max Verstappen and Valterri Bottas in third.
Carlos Sainz will line up in fourth alongside former teammate Lando Norris in fifth. A terrible qualifying for reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton seems him start seventh with Frenchman Pierre Gasly ahead of him.
2021 Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying result:
1. Charles Leclerc
2. Max Verstappen
3. Valterri Bottas
4. Carlos Sainz
5. Lando Norris
6. Pierre Gasly
7. Lewis Hamilton
8. Sebastian Vettel
9. Sergio Perez
10. Antonio Giovinazzi
11. Esteban Ocon
12. Daniel Ricciardo
13. Lance Stroll
14. Kimi Raikkonen
15. George Russell
16. Yuki Tsunoda
17. Fernando Alonso
19. Nikita Mazepin
20. Mick Schumacher