2018 Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying sees Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo grabbing pole position, with Vettel’s Ferrari in second and Hamilton’s Mercedes in third place.
They say pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix is the closest thing any driver can get to a guaranteed win, so on the basis tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix will be won by Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull after he took a storming pole this afternoon.
Ricciardo’s lap was a record-breaker for Monaco, and he was just too strong for Vettel, but the second place puts him on the front row and gives him a chance.
That chance would be easier if he had Raikkonen running shotgun, but Hamilton managed to put his Mercedes in to third place, giving him an advantage against Raikkonen’s Ferrari which will start in fourth place, and Mercedes team mate Bottas in fifth.
The missing piece in the top three teams is Max Verstappen, who managed to stuff his Red Bull in to the wall in FP3 and took no part in qualifying. He will start at the back of the grid.
That allowed Ocon to join the top six, and Alonso managed to put his McLaren in seventh, followed by Sainz, Perez and Gasly.
Tomorrow’s race should see victory for Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo. But maybe not?