It is time for one of the most exciting races of the calendar as the action shifts to the streets of Monte Carlo for the fifth race of the season - the Monaco Grand Prix. It has been a dramatic weekend so far and the fans can certainly expect a thrilling race on Sunday. Local boy Charles Leclerc took the pole position on Saturday as the qualifying session came to a dramatic end post the crash of the Ferrari driver. The fans would be hoping that there is no gearbox damage for Leclerc because changing that would result in a five-grid penalty for the youngster.
Leclerc registered a lap time of 1:10:346, just edging out Max Verstappen (1:10:576) and Valtteri Bottas (1:10:601). Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris will start at 4th and 5th positions, respectively, with the defending champion Lewis Hamilton starting 7th on the grid.
What are the F1 standings coming into the race?
Lewis Hamilton is currently leading the driver's points table with 94 points, followed by Max Verstappen with 80 points. It could be a golden opportunity for the Red Bull driver to close the gap on the 7-time champion. Talking about the constructor’s championship, Mercedes occupy the first spot with 141 points, quite ahead of Red Bull, who have 112 points.
Who is the defending champion of Monaco GP?
The last Monaco GP took place in 2019 when Lewis Hamilton claimed a thrilling victory. The Brit was joined by Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas on the podium.
Where is the Monaco GP 2021 happening?
The race will happen on the famous Circuit de Monaco, which is a street circuit laid out in the streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine. It is a 3.337 km long track with 19 turns and the race will have a total of 78 laps.
When will the race begin?
The Monaco GP 2021 will begin at IST 6:30 PM onwards on May 23, Sunday. The details with respect to various other time zones are as follows:
Where can I watch the live telecast?
The race will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD. There will also be live streaming available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.