The Red Bull Racing’s ace Daniel Ricciardo had the faultless job ahead of Monaco Grand Prix main race – finishing fastest in all three practice sessions and fastest in all three qualifying sessions. The Australian made pole with set a track record of 1min 10.810sec.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, last year’s Monaco GP winner, joined Ricciardo on the front row with world championship leader Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes. The second Red Bull speedy Max Verstappen could not take part in qualifying after a crash in final practice.
Car 33 – Permitted to start
Car 33 – 5 place grid penalty – Replacement Gearbox
Car 8 – 3 place grid penalty – Causing a collision