Monaco Grand Prix: When are practice, qualifying and the Monte-Carlo race live on Sky Sports?


Max Verstappen took the world championship lead by winning the Spanish GP last weekend after Charles Leclerc retired with engine failure; Monaco GP live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend – qualifying 3pm Saturday, race 2pm Sunday

Last update: 24/05/22 18:17

Max Verstappen won the Monaco GP last year

After a spectacular Spanish GP that saw the helm change hands in the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships, Formula 1 returns to Monte Carlo for the glitz and glamor of the Monaco Grand Prix.

It’s off to the Circuit de Monaco for round seven of the 2022 season, with the final chapter to be written on what promises to be a thrilling title race between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.

All the action will be live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend, with the race taking place on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.

There’s also F2 action throughout the weekend, while Sunday’s race will be followed by live coverage of the Indianapolis 500 from the USA.

Ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix, check out some of Monaco's best previous races

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Ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix, check out some of Monaco’s best previous races

Ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix, check out some of Monaco’s best previous races

The photo of the championship in Monaco

Winner of Monaco last year – and world champion – Verstappen arrives in the principality buoyed by three consecutive victories which allowed him to edge Leclerc in what is turning into a spectacular title race.

Verstappen’s Red Bull was plagued with reliability issues to start the season, but it was Leclerc’s turn to suffer on Sunday as his Ferrari engine failed to pull him out of the dominant position that he had established after sealing pole and beating the Dutchman on first. corner.

Driver standings (top seven) after six races

Driver Team Points
1) Max Verstappen Red Bull 110
2) Charles Leclerc Ferrari 104
3) Sergio Perez Red Bull 85
4) George Russell mercedes 74
5) Carlos Sainz Ferrari 65
6) Lewis Hamilton mercedes 46
7) Lando Norris McLaren 39

Manufacturers standings (top four) after six races

Team Points
1) Red Bull 195
2) Ferrari 169
3) Mercedes 120
4) McLaren 50

Verstappen holds a six-point lead over Leclerc, while a brace from team-mate Sergio Perez at Barcelona gave Red Bull a 26-point advantage over Ferrari in the constructors’ standings.

The afternoon was not entirely without problems for Verstappen, who had problems activating his DRS during the race, and also benefited from Perez allowing him to pass under the team.

While no one wants to see retirements, the inability of top teams to get their reliability under control at this stage of the season adds constant danger and an extra dose of drama to the tune of F1.

Can Leclerc end the curse of the home GP?

After failing to add to his two wins in the first three races of the season, Leclerc will be desperate to get back on the top step of the podium, but there will be added pressure on the 24-year-old as he returns home. him. circuit.

In three F1 appearances at Monaco, Leclerc has failed to complete a race on the track, with a few mistakes mixed with a lot of bad luck getting in his way.

Charles Leclerc crashed an old Niki Lauda classic Ferrari during a demonstration at the Monaco Historic event

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Charles Leclerc crashed an old Niki Lauda classic Ferrari during a demonstration at the Monaco Historic event

Charles Leclerc crashed an old Niki Lauda classic Ferrari during a demonstration at the Monaco Historic event

Just a few weeks ago there was further proof that Leclerc’s Monegasque ‘curse’ remains, as the brakes failed on a vintage Niki Lauda Ferrari he was performing at an exhibition at Monaco Historique, leaving him once more in the barriers.

While Leclerc will undoubtedly aim for victory. just seeing the checkered flag would mark an improvement over his previous endeavors on the streets where he grew up.

Will Mercedes maintain momentum?

After suffering a puncture on the opening lap, Lewis Hamilton recovered to finish fifth in Spain

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After suffering a puncture on the opening lap, Lewis Hamilton recovered to finish fifth in Spain

After suffering a puncture on the opening lap, Lewis Hamilton recovered to finish fifth in Spain

Mercedes finally surged ahead at Barcelona, ​​with George Russell finishing third and Lewis Hamilton breaking through the field to take fifth after an early clash with Kevin Magnussen.

Russell didn’t quite have the pace to compete with the Red Bulls and was left more helpless by their ability to put Verstappen and Perez on different strategies.

As Russell once again finished ahead of team-mate Hamilton, the seven-time world champion may have completed the practice of the day in Barcelona as he looked set to finish fourth ahead of Carlos Sainz, before a leak of Late water only forces him to back down. a position.

Hamilton overtook Carlos Sainz to move up to fourth in the race

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Hamilton overtook Carlos Sainz to move up to fourth in the race

Hamilton overtook Carlos Sainz to move up to fourth in the race

Hamilton’s excitement afterwards was evident as he described the comeback as ‘better than a win’, while Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said Hamilton could have competed for the win if he there had been no incident in the first lap.

Whether or not Mercedes can build enough speed to get back in the race for the World Championship remains a major doubt, but it looks like they will at least play some role in the title chase by having the ability to take points from Red. Bull and Ferrari on a regular basis. base.

Follow the Monaco Grand Prix on Sky Sports

Sky Sports F1 is your home for every race this season, and that continues with the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.

All the action – from Friday’s two practice sessions (1pm and 4pm) to Saturday’s final practice (12pm) and qualifying (3pm) and Sunday’s Grand Prix (2pm) – is live on the channel, while as always, you can also follow the action online via the Sky Sports app.

The full Sky Sports F1 TV schedule

The entire Monaco GP is live and exclusive on Sky Sports F1, while viewers will also be treated to the famous Indianapolis 500 on Sunday evening.

Thursday May 26
4:05 p.m.: F2 training

Friday May 27
10:35 a.m.: F2 qualifying
12.30 p.m.: Monaco GP Practice One (start of the session at 1 p.m.)*
3:45 p.m.: Monaco GP Practice Two (start of the session at 4 p.m.)*
5:10 p.m.: The F1 Motor Show

Saturday May 28
11.45 a.m.: Monaco GP Practice Three (start of the session at 12 p.m.)*
2 p.m.: Preparation for qualifying for the Monaco GP*
3 p.m.: MONACO GP QUALIFICATIONS*
4:35 p.m.: F2 Sprint race
5:35 p.m.: Ted’s qualification notebook

Sunday May 29
8:45 a.m.: F2 cross-country race
12:30 p.m.: Grand Prix Sunday: Assembly of the Monaco GP*
2 p.m.: THE MONACO GRAND PRIX*
4 p.m.: Checkered flag: Monaco
5 p.m.: Ted’s notebook
6 p.m.: Highlights of the Monaco GP
7 p.m.: Indianapolis 500

*simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event




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