F1 starting grid tomorrow: Monaco Grand Prix qualifying results

Formula One, Monaco, F1 grid tomorrow (Photo by Jeff PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)
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Monaco, where qualifying is almost always more important than the race itself. Here’s how the grid will start — and quite possibly, finish — on Sunday.

Monaco might be one of the most iconic Grand Prix events on the Formula One calendar, but let’s be honest, it’s not good racing. Monaco, a tightly-squeezed street circuit through the streets of the yacht-lined city, does not make for overtaking opportunities.

For that reason, the qualifying order is everything. Even quick cars only get limited opportunities to overtake. Those starting later in the grid than they’d prefer to are crossing their fingers for a lucky DNF for cars in front of them to move up just as much as they are banking on their own driving.

So, Saturday is everything. Getting those lap times in early can make for a breezy Sunday or a stressful one. But really, that’s true every week.

As a reminder, here’s how qualifying works.

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We will keep this updated as Q1, Q2, and Q3 end, so be sure to bookmark and check back in for the results as qualifying goes on.

Here’s the bottom 10 after Q1 and Q2:

  1. Max Verstappen
  2. Fernando Alonso
  3. Esteban Ocon
  4. Carlos Sainz
  5. Lewis Hamilton
  6. Charles Leclerc*
  7. Pierre Gasly
  8. George Russell
  9. Lando Norris
  10. Yuki Tsunoda
  11. Oscar Piastri
  12. Nyck de Vries
  13. Alex Albon
  14. Lance Stroll
  15. Valtteri Bottas
  16. Logan Sargeant
  17. Kevin Magnussen
  18. Niko Hulkenberg
  19. Zhou Guanyu
  20. Sergio Perez (crashed)

*After qualifying, though Leclerc finished third, the FIA penalized him, giving a three-grid starting penalty for impeding Lando Norris during qualifying.

What should have been an easy podium for Leclerc in his home country now gives him a ton to work for on Sunday afternoon.

F1 standings 2023: Driver Standings before Monaco Grand Prix

  1. Max Verstappen: 119 points
  2. Sergio Perez: 105 points
  3. Fernando Alonso: 75 points
  4. Lewis Hamilton: 56 points
  5. Carlos Sainz: 44 points
  6. George Russell: 40 points
  7. Charles Leclerc: 34 points
  8. Lance Stroll: 27 points
  9. Lando Norris: 10 points
  10. Pierre Gasly: 8 points
  11. Nico Hulkenberg: 6 points
  12. Esteban Ocon: 6 points
  13. Valtteri Bottas: 4 points
  14. Oscar Piastri: 4 points
  15. Zhou Guanyu: 2 points
  16. Yuki Tsunoda: 2 points
  17. Kevin Magnussen: 2 points
  18. Alexander Albon: 1 point
  19. Logan Sargeant
  20. Nyck De Vries

F1 standings 2023: Constructor Standings before Monaco Grand Prix

  1. Red Bull Racing: 224 points
  2. Aston Martin: 102 points
  3. Mercedes: 96 points
  4. Ferrari: 78 points
  5. McLaren: 14 points
  6. Alpine: 14 points
  7. Haas: 8 points
  8. Alfa Romeo: 6 points
  9. Alphatauri: 2 points
  10. Williams: 1 point

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