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F1 to shrink Monaco GP to three-day race weekend from 2022 Monaco GP
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F1 to shrink Monaco GP to three-day race weekend from 2022

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has confirmed the Monaco Grand Prix will run to a traditional three-day race weekend format from 2022.

Ocon to leave talks with Alpine over new F1 contract to management

Esteban Ocon says he is leaving talks with Alpine over a new Formula 1 contract to his management, but is flattered the team is eager to keep him beyond 2021.

Leclerc “not too harsh on myself” over Q3 Monaco crash

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says he won't be too harsh on himself for his qualifying crash at the Monaco Grand Prix, which prevented him from contesting his home race.

How Bottas' pitstop ended up being 43 hours long

Valtteri Bottas' Monaco Grand Prix came to a premature end when a Formula 1 pitstop went wrong, and his right front wheel could not be removed until nearly two days later.

Mercedes F1 reveals video of Bottas wheel removal

Mercedes has published a video removing the stuck right front wheel from Valtteri Bottas' Formula 1 car after the Finn’s retirement in Monaco, which it finally managed to do two days after the race.

Painful Monaco GP "a glitch" in Alpine's F1 progression

The Monaco GP was "a glitch" in the Alpine Formula 1 team's recent progression, according to the Enstone outfit's executive director Marcin Budkowski.

McLaren Gulf Oil Formula 1 livery remains a one-off for now

McLaren’s popular Gulf Oil Formula 1 livery used for last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix remains a one-off for now, according to team principal Andreas Seidl.

Why time isn't up on Monaco's place on the F1 calendar

OPINION: The latest Monaco Grand Prix may have split opinion about the race action and its place in modern Formula 1, but it cannot be ignored as a unique challenge that provides risks and opportunities for drivers and teams in equal measure

Allison: Mercedes F1 must find out why Monaco is Achilles’ heel Monaco GP
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Allison: Mercedes F1 must find out why Monaco is Achilles’ heel

Mercedes technical director James Allison says his team needs to work out why Monaco is always an Achilles’ heel for its Formula 1 cars after struggling once again last weekend.

Mazepin “didn’t want to be responsible” for Haas collision

Nikita Mazepin says he left room for Haas Formula 1 teammate Mick Schumacher in Monaco because he didn’t want to be responsible for taking both cars out of the race.

Monaco kerb jumps “rattled my brain", says Stroll

Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll says his kerb jumping in the Monaco Grand Prix “rattled my brain” and believed it would force him to retire from the race

Binotto praises Leclerc appearing at Monaco podium

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto has praised the way that Charles Leclerc stayed at the Monaco Grand Prix and then cheered on Carlos Sainz’s podium finish.

Marko: Verstappen has reached a ‘different level of maturity’

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen has reached a “different level of maturity” in Formula 1 after a dominant victory in Monaco on Sunday.

The signs that suggest Leclerc will come back stronger

OPINION: Last weekend, Charles Leclerc ultimately endured a fourth tough Monaco Grand Prix event in his burgeoning motorsport career. But, based on what happened after his other home setbacks, he will likely come back stronger – eyeing yet more Formula 1 success .

Hamilton grateful for ‘crappy days’ like Monaco to learn from

Lewis Hamilton says he is “not the most stressed” about Mercedes’ difficult Monaco Formula 1 race weekend, feeling thankful for “crappy days” that the team can learn from.

What is a driveshaft hub and how was it affected in Leclerc crash?

Charles Leclerc's crash during Formula 1's Monaco qualifying session, which Ferrari now believes caused the broken driveshaft that rendered him unable to take pole, still leaves unanswered questions.

The revamp that failed to help Mercedes win in Monaco Monaco GP
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The revamp that failed to help Mercedes win in Monaco

Mercedes has always had a weakness at slow speed circuits, with its long wheelbase and tyre characteristics not perfect for Formula 1 venues like Monaco and Singapore.

Mercedes thought Hamilton's strategy had "bigger potential"

Mercedes believed pitting Lewis Hamilton to try and get the undercut would have "much bigger potential" in Sunday's Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, only for the strategy to backfire.

How revitalised Vettel redeemed himself in Monaco

It's not been an easy start to the 2021 season for Sebastian Vettel and his Aston Martin Formula 1 team, with the results not coming and rivals scoring well. However, in Monaco the German bounced back in style.

Norris "made engineer nervous" with track limit warnings

Lando Norris says he left his McLaren engineers "extremely nervous" after burning up his two track limit allowances by lap seven of Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix.

Ferrari uncovers cause of Leclerc's Monaco driveshaft hub failure

Ferrari believes that the broken driveshaft hub that prevented Charles Leclerc starting Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix was indeed damaged in his qualifying crash – but this was not detected in its regular pre-race checks.

Ten things we learned from the Monaco GP

Max Verstappen and Red Bull capitalised on an off-day for many of his rivals - and poleman Charles Leclerc's pre-race driveshaft failure - to score a comfortable victory on Formula 1's return to Monaco. We assess the key talking points involving title rival mind games, a champion's return to form and F1's latest political saga

How strategy proved key in F1’s Monaco midfield battle

With overtaking at a premium on the streets of Monte Carlo, strategy becomes an even more vital weapon in the Formula 1 fight. And as margins between teams continue to shrink, this year’s Monaco Grand Prix demonstrated why an ace strategy trumps all – and can even allow a mid-pack runner to beat a world championship protagonist.

Monaco Grand Prix driver ratings

It wasn't just the famous casinos which made it an expensive return to Monaco for several Formula 1 teams, as drivers stepped over the limits defined by the unforgiving armco barriers. Those with unmarked machinery fared best come raceday, but only one driver earns a maximum score in our driver ratings

Ferrari: Leclerc's driveshaft would have failed with new gearbox

Ferrari wants answers in the next few days as to why it failed to spot the driveshaft problem that derailed Charles Leclerc's victory hopes in Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix.

The seven reasons why Monaco 2021 wasn’t a better F1 race

As several opportunities to enliven the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix failed to materialise, Max Verstappen took full advantage and romped to a comfortable victory. Now atop of the Formula 1 drivers' standings, the Red Bull driver will be one of few glad of the woes that robbed him of meaningful competition

Bottas wheel nut still stuck on Mercedes car after pitstop issue Monaco GP
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Bottas wheel nut still stuck on Mercedes car after pitstop issue

Mercedes will only be able to remove the wheel nut from Valtteri Bottas’s Formula 1 car upon returning to its factory after his race-ending pitstop issue in Monaco.

Leclerc driveshaft issue may be unrelated to Q3 crash - Ferrari

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto believes the driveshaft issue that ruled Charles Leclerc out of Sunday's Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix could be "completely unrelated" to his crash at the end of qualifying.

Norris: Fending off Perez for Monaco podium was "stressful"

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris says achieving his first Monaco Grand Prix podium was "incredible" after withstanding a "stressful" late charge from Red Bull's Sergio Perez.

Grand Prix race results: Verstappen wins in Monaco Monaco GP
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Grand Prix race results: Verstappen wins in Monaco

Max Verstappen won the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo for Red Bull on Sunday, the fifth race of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

Verstappen: "Actions speak louder than words" after Monaco win Monaco GP
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Verstappen: "Actions speak louder than words" after Monaco win

Max Verstappen felt his victory in Monaco was a "good lesson" that "actions always speak louder than words" as the Formula 1 title fight against Lewis Hamilton ramps up.

Hamilton: Mercedes can’t afford another weekend like Monaco Monaco GP
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Hamilton: Mercedes can’t afford another weekend like Monaco

Lewis Hamilton has warned Mercedes "can't afford" another weekend like Monaco after losing the lead of the Formula 1 drivers' championship to Red Bull rival Max Verstappen.

Gasly, Vettel could have "ended up in the harbour" in Monaco

Pierre Gasly says Sebastian Vettel’s move for fifth place at Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix was “really hard” but “fair,” but could have "ended up in the harbour".

Sainz: Monaco F1 podium "doesn't taste as good as it should"

Carlos Sainz has admitted that his first Ferrari podium does not taste as good as it should, after Formula 1 teammate Charles Leclerc failed to start the Monaco Grand Prix.

Bottas rues ‘big mistake’ at pitstop after Monaco F1 retirement

Valtteri Bottas was left ruing a “big mistake” by his Mercedes Formula 1 team after being forced to retire from Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix while running second.

Monaco GP: Verstappen wins as Hamilton finishes seventh Monaco GP
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Monaco GP: Verstappen wins as Hamilton finishes seventh

Max Verstappen dominated a largely lifeless Formula 1 2021 Monaco Grand Prix to win ahead of Carlos Sainz, after polesitter Charles Leclerc could not start and Valtteri Bottas retired.

Leclerc: Failing to start in Monaco "difficult to take"

Charles Leclerc says failing to start Sunday’s Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix from pole was “difficult” to take after a driveshaft issue emerged on his Ferrari shortly before the grid.

Leclerc fails to start Monaco GP with driveshaft issue

Monaco Grand Prix pole-sitter Charles Leclerc will take no part in Sunday's Formula 1 race after a driveshaft issue emerged on his car ahead of the race start.

The Monaco Grand Prix as it happened

Follow all the action from the Monaco Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Mercedes ready to take strategy risks with Hamilton in Monaco GP

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff believes the team is willing to take risks with Lewis Hamilton’s strategy in Monaco after he only qualified seventh on Saturday.

Ferrari: ‘Extreme’ qualifying focus paid off with Monaco pole Monaco GP
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Ferrari: ‘Extreme’ qualifying focus paid off with Monaco pole

Ferrari sporting director Laurent Mekies says the team’s “extreme preparations” for qualifying laid the foundations for Charles Leclerc’s surprise Formula 1 pole in Monaco on Saturday.

McLaren will help Ricciardo "recalibrate" - Seidl

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says his team will help Daniel Ricciardo "recalibrate" after a disappointing qualifying for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.

Leclerc to start Monaco GP from pole after Ferrari gearbox check

Charles Leclerc will start from pole position for Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix after Ferrari gave the all-clear to his gearbox on Sunday morning.

Schumacher’s Haas F1 chassis all clear despite $500,000 shunt

Mick Schumacher’s Haas Formula 1 chassis is not set to be changed ahead of Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix despite causing up to $500,000 worth of damage in his FP3 crash.

Why Leclerc crash conspiracy theories make no sense Monaco GP
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Why Leclerc crash conspiracy theories make no sense

Charles Leclerc’s crashed Ferrari Formula 1 car had barely stopped moving before conspiracy theories began flying around social media about it being a deliberate accident.

Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

It's nearly time for the most prestigious race on the Formula 1 calendar. Here's how you can watch the Monaco Grand Prix in your country.

Ferrari finds "no serious damage" to Leclerc's gearbox

Ferrari has found that Charles Leclerc’s gearbox sustained “no serious damage” in his Monaco Formula 1 qualifying crash, but will make a final decision on changing it on Sunday morning.

Hamilton to be critical of Mercedes "behind closed doors"

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes will need "tough discussions" behind closed doors after feeling the team did not do things the way it should have done at Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix.

Mercedes 'didn’t provide Hamilton the right car' for qualifying

Toto Wolff says Mercedes held a "very productive and tough" debrief with Lewis Hamilton after his Formula 1 qualifying struggles in Monaco, conceding the team didn't provide "the right car".

Ferrari "will not gamble" on Leclerc’s gearbox despite pole Monaco GP
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Ferrari "will not gamble" on Leclerc’s gearbox despite pole

Ferrari "will not gamble" on Charles Leclerc's gearbox despite his shock Formula 1 pole in Monaco as it waits to find out the extent of the damage to his car.

Ricciardo refuses to believe he's one second slower than Norris

Daniel Ricciardo refuses to believe that he is so much slower than McLaren Formula 1 teammate Lando Norris after failing to get out of Q2 in Monaco.

Leclerc feeling "quite shit" as he waits on gearbox inspection Monaco GP
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Leclerc feeling "quite shit" as he waits on gearbox inspection

Charles Leclerc says he feels "quite shit" after topping Formula 1 qualifying for the eighth time, due to the circumstances of his Q3 crash at the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix.

Sainz "not happy at all" to lose Monaco F1 pole opportunity

Carlos Sainz feels he could have beaten Ferrari Formula 1 teammate Charles Leclerc to pole in Monaco had Q3 not come to a premature end.

Verstappen confident ‘pole was on’ before Monaco Q3 red flag

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen felt confident that “pole position was on” for Red Bull in Monaco before a red flag at the end of Q3 forced him to abandon his final lap.

Grand Prix qualifying results: Leclerc on pole for Monaco F1 Monaco GP
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Grand Prix qualifying results: Leclerc on pole for Monaco F1

Charles Leclerc took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix for Ferrari on Saturday, the fifth round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season, despite crashing in the closing moments of the qualifying session.

Hamilton: Win out of reach after Monaco qualifying "disaster"

Lewis Hamilton feels victory in the Monaco Grand Prix is "out of reach" after a "disaster" in qualifying that saw him only secure seventh place on the grid.

Bottas ‘gutted’ red flag cost late shot at pole in Monaco

Valtteri Bottas felt “gutted” that a late red flag in Formula 1 qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix cost him a chance at snatching away pole position for Mercedes.

Alonso: Alpine has "question marks" after Monaco Q1 exit

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso says his team has question marks on its lack of pace in Monaco following the Spaniard's 17th place in qualifying.

Leclerc fears gearbox damage after 'big surprise' pole in Monaco Monaco GP
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Leclerc fears gearbox damage after 'big surprise' pole in Monaco

Charles Leclerc fears damage sustained in a crash at the end of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix could result in a penalty that costs him pole position.

Monaco GP: Leclerc grabs pole, then crashes Monaco GP
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Monaco GP: Leclerc grabs pole, then crashes

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc claimed pole for Formula 1's 2021 Monaco Grand Prix in bizarre circumstances as he crashed with seconds remaining in Q3, which prevented any of his rivals improving.