HIGHLIGHTS: Relive an action-packed qualifying as Verstappen takes pole in Monaco over Alonso
Max Verstappen left it late to take his first ever pole position in Monaco, pipping Fernando Alonso in dramatic fashion on his final attempt in Q3 to seal a P1 start in Sunday’s Grand Prix.
Verstappen was the final driver to set a lap in Q3 and headed into the final sector two-tenths down on Alonso in provisional pole. However, a strong final sector saw the Red Bull driver pip the Spaniard by just 0.084s, with a time of 1m 11.365s.
Home favourite Charles Leclerc missed out on pole by a tenth and will start the race in third, ahead of the surprise package of Alpine’s Esteban Ocon in fourth, and his Ferrari team mate, Carlos Sainz, in fifth.
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell were sixth and eighth, respectively, for Mercedes, with the other Alpine of Pierre Gasly between both of them. Yuki Tsunoda qualified ninth, ahead of Lando Norris, who rounded out the top-10 for McLaren.
Championship hopeful Sergio Perez will start from the back of the grid on Sunday after crashing into the barrier in Q1, damaging his hopes of taking a second consecutive victory in Monaco.
Click on the video player above to catch the action from a dramatic qualifying in the Principality ahead of what is sure to be a fascinating Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.