Then the rain came down!

Date published: May 29 2016

Formula 1 is set for a wet Monaco Grand Prix as heavy rainfall arrived on Sunday morning.

The rain began to fall early Sunday morning causing chaos in the support races.

The rain is forecast to continue through to this afternoon’s grand prix after the deluge is expected to lighten somewhat.

The wet weather is good news for some drivers with Jenson Button hoping to capitalise on it.

The McLaren driver will line up 12th on the Monte Carlo grid.

“Not very happy with where I’m starting but hopefully it will rain and we can have a bit more fun because in the dry it’s going to be a procession as always,” he said.

Lewis Hamilton, who is starting third, is also doing a rain dance.

He said in Saturday’s post-qualifying press conference: “If the car keeps going I will fight as hard as I can. Hopefully it rains – that will be pretty amazing.”