Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton will want revenge on his teammate Nico Rosberg after being beaten by him at the Monaco Grand Prix last season Getty

F1 continues its sojourn in Europe and this week the juggernaut has landed in one of the most favourite destinations of drivers -- the Monaco Grand Prix. The race in the Principality is the most glamourous weekend of the season, with racing being just a part of the experience.

There are parties, fashion shows, events among plenty of other attractions, but come Sunday evening and racing takes centre stage. The track becomes a hot bed for the rich and famous who catch up on their love for cars and racing.

The Monaco Grand Prix for drivers is all about rhythm, it is not about the power of the car, but the drivability and the understanding drivers develop with their cars over the weekend on the tight and twisty street circuit.

Can Mercedes continue their dominance? Can Rosberg continue his winning run? Can Ferrari close the gap? Catch the practice sessions live to find out how the race would unfold.

Where to watch live

The first practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix starts at 9am BST, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

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

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 1pm BST.

Track Facts

  • Circuit name: Circuit De Monaco
  • First F1 Race: 1950
  • Circuit length: 3.337kms
  • Number of laps: 78
  • Race distance: 260.286kms
  • Lap record: N/A
  • Most wins: Ayrton Senna (6)
  • 2014 winner: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
  • 2014 pole: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

Drivers' Championship review

Lewis Hamilton's lead at the top of the championship was cut to 20-points following Nico Rosberg's win in Spain, but the Briton still sits comfortably and will be one of the favourites to take the top step of the podium come Sunday evening in Monaco.

Sebastian Vettel maintains his position on third spot, after taking yet another podium for Ferrari in Spain albeit 45 seconds behind the race winner. His Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen occupies fourth place, 28 points behind the German, but just 10-points ahead of Valtteri Bottas in fifth place.

Constructors' Championship review

Mercedes extended their lead over Ferrari at the top of the table following a dominant 1-2 at the Circuit de Catalunya last time out and now lead the Maranello based team by 70 points. They look clear favourites to take the crown yet again this season.

Williams are in third place 39 points behind Ferrari and Red Bull a further 50 points behind. A battle for fifth place in the standings is brewing between Sauber, Lotus, Toro Rosso and Force India, with all four teams separated by just eight points.

McLaren's struggles continued in Spain and they are yet to score their first point of the season, but the track conditions in Monaco, where drivability is more important than power, will give the the Woking-based team some hope of scoring their first point.