F1 Monaco qualifying live updates, results, grid order for 2024 Grand Prix: Leclerc fastest in FP3 ahead of Verstappen


Charles Leclerc went fastest in FP3 for the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix in another sign that this could be a fascinating battle around the winding Monte Carlo street circuit.

The Ferrari driver impressed in practice ahead of his home grand prix, finishing clear of Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton as the former complained of bouncing and balance problems in the Red Bull.

McLaren’s Oscar Piastri was fourth fastest ahead of Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez, suggesting this could be a truly competitive race come Sunday.

The Sporting News is following Saturday’s qualifying session live, which begins at 4 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET), and will have the full grid order once its completed.

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F1 Monaco qualifying live updates

5 mins to go: Piastri is the first man to go under 1:12. He leads from Hamilton and Russell. Leclerc is a little annoyed that he’s “out of sync” with the rest of the field, which is Driver Speak for “we’re stuck in traffic”. At the moment, they’re refusing the temptation to switch to faster tyres.

10 mins to go: George Russell and Hamilton cross the line in quick succession. Russell is quicker so far. Verstappen gets closest to going sub-1:12, but Perez is struggling a little more for pace. Meanwhile, the stewards are investigating a possible incident of impeding involving Alex Albon and Carlos Sainz.

13 mins to go: Verstappen clocks 1:12:790 with the first flying lap of the session. Nico Hulkenberg, Magnussen, and Oscar Piastri promptly go quicker.

Start of Q1

We’re off and running in the glorious Monaco sunshine.

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10 mins before start: Could Mercedes spring a bit of a surprise here? Hamilton looked good in practice and Toto Wolff thinks the nature of the circuit here is helping them find some time β€” although he acknowledges it’s likely to be a highly competitive qualifiying session.

 “I think the trick is going to be the three laps whilst having the tyre in a good window,” he told Sky Sports. “I think between P2 and P10-ish, there was a 10th [of a second], so you can look pretty good, and pretty miserable, and basically have the same lap time.

“We have a low-to-high-speed corner deficit. We’re not really able to set the car up in the window because the car is complicated. So here, it certainly masks that a bit.”

30 mins before start: Verstappen claimed earlier this weekend that Ferrari were “miles ahead” of the rest of the field, and that certainly seemed the case as Leclerc finished nearly two tenths faster in FP3. But Leclerc has been stung before by the pressures of his home race. Can he make Ferrari’s apparent advantage count this time?

1 hour before start: With Charles Leclerc going fastest in FP3, the McLarens performing well, and Max Verstappen worried about his Red Bull bouncing its way around the Circuit de Monaco, this is starting to feel like a qualifying session that might be a closer call than Kevin Magnussen in a tunnel…

F1 grid, qualifying times for Monaco Grand Prix

The table below will be updated with the final qualifying times and grid order.

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Monaco F1 schedule: What time is the Grand Prix race?

  UK USA Canada Australia India
Date Sunday, May 26 Sunday, May 26 Sunday, May 26 Sunday, May 26 Sunday, May 26
Time 2:00 p.m. BST 9:00 a.m. ET 9:00 a.m. ET 11:00 p.m. AEST 6:30 p.m. IST

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How to watch the 2024 F1 season in the USA

  • TV channel: ABC / ESPN
  • Live stream: Fubo / ESPN+ / Hulu / Sling TV / YouTube TV

ESPN’s wide-reaching sporting network is showing every F1 race for US audiences in 2024, utilising Sky Sports’ live broadcasts, and also showing some free-to-air circuits on ABC.

US-based F1 fans can also stream each race live using Fubo, which is offering a FREE trial right now, or use ESPN+ among other streaming options. Meanwhile, ESPN Deportes is the exclusive Spanish-language home for all F1 races in the United States.

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How to watch the 2024 F1 season in Canada

  • TV channel: TSN (English); RDS / Noovo (French)
  • Live stream: TSN Direct 

For F1 fans in Canada, TSN are providing the English-language broadcast of each race, while RDS and Noovo are doing the same for French-speaking viewers.

Races can also be streamed through TSN’s own streaming service, TSN Direct.

How to watch the 2024 F1 season in the UK

  • TV channel: Sky Sports F1
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As ever, Sky Sports’ dedicated Formula One channel, Sky Sports F1, are showing all the action from every single session in 2024.

For fans planning to live stream their fill of F1 this season, you can also watch by using the Sky Go app if you’re an existing subscriber, or by purchasing a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV.

How to watch the 2024 F1 season in Australia

  • TV channel: Fox Sports
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Fox Sports will broadcast every race for Australian-based audiences in 2024.​

How to watch the 2024 F1 season in India

F1 fans in India can watch each circuit on subscription service F1 TV Pro, which also offers full race highlights and replays.

The coverage will include the live broadcast of the practice and qualifying sessions, of top of the races themselves.



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