2024 Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying results (Monte Carlo)

Thomas Maher
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, 2024 Monaco Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc was one of the favourites for pole position for the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix, and he duly delivered.

Here are the complete results from the thrilling qualifying session for the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.

Charles Leclerc has taken a sensational home pole position in Monaco, with the Ferrari driver untouchable in the tense Q3 portion of qualifying in Monte Carlo.

Charles Leclerc claims pole position as Max Verstappen struggles

Leclerc, who had been the favourite for pole position after a very strong practice programme, duly delivered in Q3 as the Monegasque went quickest on the first runs – finding more pace on the final runs to finish with a 1:10.270.

This was enough to put him 0.154 seconds clear of McLaren’s Oscar Piastri, with the Australian having headed the Woking-based team’s qualifying effort throughout as Norris couldn’t quite keep up.

Carlos Sainz claimed third for Ferrari, a quarter of a second down on Leclerc, with Norris taking fourth place.

Having had a difficult Friday, Red Bull’s struggles continued on Saturday as Max Verstappen could only manage sixth place. While the Dutch driver had been in touch with Leclerc through the first Q3 runs, he made an error into Ste. Devote on his final flying lap and immediately aborted as he realised the lap was ruined.

Verstappen not taking pole, his first non-pole position qualifying of 2024, brings to an end his record-equalling pole position run after claiming eight in a row up until the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – matching a record set by Ayrton Senna in 1989.

Falling down to sixth as others improved, George Russell was another to finish up ahead of Verstappen as the Mercedes driver went 0.024 seconds quicker.

Lewis Hamilton was seventh in the other Mercedes, while Yuki Tsunoda put in another stellar qualifying display to take eighth place for RB.

The top 10 was rounded out by Williams’ Alex Albon and Alpine’s Pierre Gasly as both teams managed their first Q3 appearances of the year.

Q3

  1. 1. Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:10.270
  2. 2. Oscar Piastri McLaren +0.154
  3. 3. Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.248
  4. 4. Lando Norris McLaren +0.272
  5. 5. George Russell Mercedes +0.273
  6. 6. Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.297
  7. 7. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.351
  8. 8. Yuki Tsunoda RB +0.588
  9. 9. Alex Albon Williams +0.678
  10. 10. Pierre Gasly Alpine +1.041

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Q2

McLaren showed tremendous pace in Q2, with Norris going fastest after Piastri had the quickest time going into the final minutes of the session.

Norris popped in a 1:10.732, just 0.013 clear of Verstappen as the Red Bull started to show its usual pace after what had been a subdued weekend up to that point.

Behind the two most recent Grand Prix winners, Piastri took third place ahead of Leclerc and an astonishing lap from Gasly as the Alpine driver made it through into Q3.

Esteban Ocon couldn’t perform the same heroics in the other Alpine, finishing in 11th place, with Haas’ Nico Hulkenberg in 12th ahead of RB’s Daniel Ricciardo.

Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll and Haas’ Kevin Magnussen were also knocked out in Q2.

  1. 1. Lando Norris McLaren 1:10.732
  2. 2. Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.013
  3. 3. Oscar Piastri McLaren +0.024
  4. 4. Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.093
  5. 5. Pierre Gasly Alpine +0.164
  6. 6. George Russell Mercedes +0.197
  7. 7. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.324
  8. 8. Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.343
  9. 9. Yuki Tsunoda RB +0.374
  10. 10. Alex Albon Williams +0.484
  11. 11. Esteban Ocon Alpine +0.553
  12. 12. Nico Hulkenberg Haas +0.708
  13. 13. Daniel Ricciardo RB +0.750
  14. 14. Lance Stroll Aston Martin +0.831
  15. 15. Kevin Magnussen Haas +0.993

With the first part of qualifying at the tight and twisty Monte Carlo circuit one of the most tricky to negotiate as traffic plays a huge part over the entire Monaco Grand Prix weekend, there were no surprises as the field lined up at the end of the pitlane to get Q1 underway.

On the first runs, it was Mercedes power to the front as McLaren’s Oscar Piastri set the pace ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, before Russell went quickest with a 1:11.492.

Making it a Mercedes 1-2 in the final minute, Hamilton slotted into second 0.036 behind Russell, with Charles Leclerc less than a tenth off the front as well.

Miami GP winner Lando Norris left himself with it all to do as he remained in the drop zone as the chequered flag fell, putting all the pressure on himself and leaving himself open to a badly timed yellow or red flag.

But deliver Norris did, rising into the top 10 with his final lap – but the same couldn’t be said for Sergio Perez.

The Mexican has been unhappy with the handling of his Red Bull RB20 all weekend, and was knocked out in 18th on genuine pace. Another shock was Fernando Alonso as the Spaniard couldn’t replicate his strong Friday form as he was knocked out in 16th.

Also eliminated were Williams’ Logan Sargeant in 17th, and the two Saubers of Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu in 19th and 20th, respectively.

Q1

  1. 1. George Russell Mercedes 1:11.492
  2. 2. Oscar Piastri McLaren +0.008
  3. 3. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.036
  4. 4. Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.051
  5. 5. Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.092
  6. 6. Alex Albon Williams +0.131
  7. 7. Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.219
  8. 8. Pierre Gasly Alpine +0.222
  9. 9. Lance Stroll Aston Martin +0.236
  10. 10. Lando Norris McLaren +0.268
  11. 11. Daniel Ricciardo RB +0.293
  12. 12. Kevin Magnussen Haas +0.340
  13. 13. Yuki Tsunoda RB +0.360
  14. 14. Nico Hulkenberg Haas +0.384
  15. 15. Esteban Ocon Alpine +0.395
  16. 16. Fernando Alonso Aston Martin +0.527
  17. 17. Logan Sargeant Williams +0.528
  18. 18. Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.568
  19. 19. Valtteri Bottas Sauber +1.020
  20. 20. Zhou Guanyu Sauber +1.536

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