Monaco Grand Prix: When will practice, qualifying and races in Monte Carlo be live on Sky Sports?
Max Verstappen took the lead in the world championship by winning the Spanish GP last weekend after Charles Leclerc retired due to engine failure; Monaco GP live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend – qualifying at 3pm Saturday, race at 2pm Sunday
Last Updated: 5/24/22 6:17 pm
After a dramatic Spanish GP that saw a change of leader in both the drivers and constructors’ championships, Formula 1 returns to Monte Carlo with the glitz and glamor of the Monaco Grand Prix.
It takes place at Circuit de Monaco for the seventh round of the 2022 season, with the latest chapter set to write about what promises to be an intense title race between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.
All the action will be live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend, with the race kicking off at 2pm on Sunday.
There’s also F2 action throughout the weekend, while Sunday’s race will be followed by a live broadcast of The Indianapolis 500 from the United States.
Image of the championship entering Monaco
Last year’s Monaco winner – and world champion – Verstappen arrives in the principality with three straight wins that have helped him overtake Leclerc in what has grown into a spectacular title race.
Verstappen’s Red Bull has been plagued by reliability issues to start the season, but it was Leclerc’s turn to suffer on Sunday when the failure of his Ferrari engine forced him to retire. dominance he established after beating the Dutch to win his first corner championship.
Ranking of drivers (top seven) after six races
|1) Max Verstappen||Red Bull||110|
|2) Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||104|
|3) Sergio Perez||Red Bull||85|
|4) George Russell||Mercedes||74|
|5) Carlos Sainz||Ferrari||65|
|6) Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||forty six|
|7) Lando Norris||McLaren||39|
Constructors’ standings (top four) after six races
|1) Red Bull||195|
Verstappen is leading Leclerc by six points, while teammate Sergio Perez at Barcelona by one point two has given Red Bull a 26-point advantage over Ferrari in the assists rankings.
It wasn’t a completely trouble-free afternoon for Verstappen, who had problems activating his DRS during the race, and also benefited from Perez allowing him to pass on orders of team.
While no one wants to see retirement, the failure of the top teams to reach their credibility at this stage of the season is adding to the ongoing risk and adding an extra dose of drama to F1 watching.
Can Leclerc end the hometown GP curse?
After failing to score two more wins in the first three races of the season, Leclerc will be desperate to return to the top of the podium, but there will be extra pressure on the 24-year-old when he returns to his home town. electrical circuit.
In his three F1 appearances at Monaco, Leclerc failed to complete a lap at the track, with a number of confusions and unlucky tackles hindering him.
Just a few weeks ago, there was further evidence that Leclerc’s Monaco ‘curse’ remained, when brakes failed on a vintage Niki Lauda Ferrari he was doing an exhibition drive at the Monaco Historique, leaving him I fell into the fence again.
While Leclerc will definitely aim for victory. just seeing the checkered flag would mark an improvement on his previous efforts on the streets where he grew up.
Will Mercedes maintain its upward momentum?
Mercedes finally took a leap forward in Barcelona, with George Russell finishing third and Lewis Hamilton crossing the field to take fifth after an early clash with Kevin Magnussen.
Russell doesn’t have the pace to compete with the Red Bulls, and is all the more helpless in the face of their ability to put Verstappen and Perez into different strategies.
While Russell once again finished ahead of teammate Hamilton, the seven-time world champion hit his header of the day in Barcelona as he looked set to finish fourth ahead of Carlos Sainz, before a single spot. Late water leaks force him to step back. a position.
Hamilton’s excitement was then evident as he described the return journey as “greater than a win”, while Mercedes boss Toto Wolff suggested Hamilton could have been in competition for the win. wins if there is no first round breakdown.
Whether Mercedes can build enough pace to return to world championship competition remains a big doubt, but it looks like they will at least play some part in the title race by being able to do so. Ability to take points from Red Bull and Ferrari on a regular basis.
Follow the Monaco Grand Prix on Sky Sports
Sky Sports F1 is your home for every race this season and it continues with the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.
All activities – from two practice sessions on Friday (1pm and 4pm) to the final practice session on Saturday (12pm) and qualifying (3pm) and Sunday Grand Prix ( 2pm) – are all broadcast live on the channel, while you can also follow the action online via the Sky Sports App.
Sky Sports F1’s full TV schedule
All Monaco GPs are streamed live and exclusively on Sky Sports F1, while viewers will also get to watch the world famous Indianapolis 500 on Sunday night.
Thursday, May 26
4.05 pm: F2 practice
Friday, May 27
10.35am: F2 Qualifiers
12:30pm: Monaco GP Practice One (session starts at 1pm) *
3.45pm: Monaco GP Practice Two (session starts at 4pm) *
5:10 pm: Show F1
Saturday, May 28
11.45am: Monaco GP Practice Three (session starts at 12pm) *
2pm: Monaco GP Qualifier Build*
3pm: MONACO GP QUALIFYING *
4:35pm: F2 Sprint
5:35 p.m.: Ted .’s Eligibility Certification Handbook
Sunday, May 29
8:45 am: Race F2
12.30pm: Sunday Grand Prix: Monaco GP Construction *
2pm: THE MONACO GRAND PRIX *
4pm: Checkers: Monaco
5 p.m.: Ted’s Notebook
6pm: Monaco GP . Highlights
7pm: Indianapolis 500
* simulation on Sky Sports Main Event