Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton grabbed his fifth pole of the season, and his first ever in F1 at the Monaco Grand Prix. Getty

Monaco has 300 days of sunshine, but it was on 23 May, when the sun decided to desert the Principality and give the drivers a hard time bringing their tyres up to temperature.

Most drivers struggled to get the best lap times, but the Mercedes duo seemed to be cruising without any hassle as they dominated the session and locked out the front row yet again.

Can the Ferrari's challenge the Mercedes drivers? Will McLaren score their first point? Catch the race live to find out.

Where to watch live

The race starts at 1pm BST on 24 April, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live TV coverage.

Real-time Internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.

Live lap-by-lap updates will be available on the IBTimes UK website from 12pm BST onwards.

Qualifying review

Lewis Hamilton grabbed his fifth pole position of the season, and his first ever in F1 at the Monaco Grand Prix. This was a track generally dominated by his teammate in recent years.

But this time around it was the Briton, who will start on pole, with Nico Rosberg right next to him in P2.

The Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel will start in his usual P3 position and hope to come in between the Silver Arrows team at the start.

The Red Bulls of Ricciardo and Kvyat look quick around the tight and twisty circuit, and managed to out qualify the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen to finish fourth and fifth respectively.

The Finn will start in sixth, as his qualifying problems continue. The drivers were struggling for grip as the low track temperature made it hard for them to get their tyres up to optimum temperature ahead of their quick lap.

This issue was most troubling for the Williams team, who did not manage to qualify either of their cars for Q3. Valtteri Bottas was surprisingly knocked out in Q1, while teammate succumbed in Q2. This gives Red Bull a chance to claw some points back in the Constructors' Championship race.

McLaren looked like they had the pace to qualify for the final session, especially Jenson Button, who was setting some quick lap times. But a late yellow flag due to Rosberg's off track excursion at Saint Devote, meant that the Briton could not complete his final flying lap, which sees him start in 12th place.

Top 10 results of qualifying session from the Circuit de Monaco:

  1. LC Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes 1:15.098
  2. N Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1:15.440
  3. S Vettel (GER) Ferrari 1:15.849
  4. D Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull 1:16.041
  5. D Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull 1:16.182
  6. K Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari 1:16.427
  7. S Perez (MEX) Force India 1:16.808
  8. C Sainz (SPA) Toro Rosso 1:16.931
  9. P Maldonado (COL) Lotus 1:16.946
  10. M Verstappen (NED) Toro Rosso 1:16.957