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Summary

  1. Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra (online only)
  2. Final practice under way with qualifying at 14:00 BST
  3. Vettel crashes out of final practice
  4. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was fastest in both sessions on Thursday
  5. Get involved: is Mercedes’ dominance ruining F1? #bbcf1

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By Michael Emons

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  1. Post update

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer in Monaco

    Some pace from Ferrari finally. Leclerc goes fastest, just pipping Bottas by 0.073secs. Twenty minutes to go. Be ironic if he’s genuinely quick and then gets a grid penalty.

    Remember, Leclerc has a trip to the stewards later on for a potential infringement during the virtual safety car period following Sebastian Vettel’s crash.

  2. Post update

    I know you lot love your tyre information. Softs, for everyone. Simple.

  3. Post update

    Ferrari (Leclerc), then Mercedes, then Red Bull.

    Daniel Ricciardo, our race winner from last year, is sixth and best of the rest in the Renault. Vettel is seventh but set to tumble as he is not expected to be back out there.

    Charles Leclerc

    Copyright: Reuters

  4. Leclerc goes to the top

    Ferrari fans need something to cheer. Charles Leclerc, on his home track, may have just provided some happiness for them. He goes top, only by 0.073 seconds, but this might not be as straight-forward as we were all expecting.

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  6. Get Involved #bbcf1

    Is Mercedes dominance ruining F1?

    Daz Jambol:No! It will be a weak argument to blame the competition (Mercedes in this case) for performing better given the same set of rules.
    At times this season when they were challenged, they simply stepped back, worked and improved. It’s up to the other teams to step up their game.

    Neil Beattie:McLaren, Williams, Ferrari have all had periods when they cleaned up. Alain Prost went back to Williams because they knew he would win the title. The way the rules are almost guarantee domination if one team gets them right.

    Kev ‘O:What like Red bull before them and Ferrari in the Schumacher years. Williams and even McLaren have all had period of dominance! What’s ruining F1 is these silly rules & cars nowadays it’s trying to be so a platform for hybrid or electric motors when it should be about racing.

  7. Leclerc to be investigated

  8. Post update

    Ferrari fans, more bad news incoming. Here’s Andrew…

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    Daniil Kvyat, coming into the tunnel, grazes the wall on the left side. Nowhere near as much damage as Sebastian Vettel. The Russian may have just about got away with that one.

  10. Get Involved #bbcf1

    Another Sebastian Vettel error

    Goon:The amount of driver errors from Vettel is getting beyond a joke. Last couple of years have been a catalogue of mistakes.

    If I was Ferrari I would be extremely concerned and considering whether it is time to move on.

    CB:Oh Seb! The frustration getting to him. Makes you wonder how he’s feeling. Far from being a championship contender, he’s further back than he’s been for a long time.

    Sid: Vettel provides another example, that Mercedes dominance isn’t all of their own making.

    Sebastian Vettel

    Copyright: Reuters

  11. How they stand with 30 minutes left

    1. Bottas 1:11.835
    2. Hamilton +0.199
    3. Verstappen +0.319
    4. Gasly +0.528
    5. Vettel +0.748
    6. Albon +0.866
    7. Raikkonen +1.076
    8. Leclerc +1.121
    9. Magnussen +1.259
    10. Giovinazzi +1.261
  12. Post update

    Another costly Sebastian Vettel error. This is becoming a regular theme. The pressure of flawless Mercedes again getting to the German driver?

    Sebastian Vettel

    Copyright: F1 Twitter

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    “Magnussen is crazy, we nearly crashed,” says Charles Leclerc as he nearly becomes the second Ferrari man in five minutes to crash. Luckily, he doesn’t.

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    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer in Monaco

    Vettel in the wall at Sainte Devote. He got away with that on Thursday. Not today. Locked an inside wheel on the way in. Straight on into the barriers on the exit. Swear words on the radio

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    These marshals are excellent. Vettel’s crippled car is lifted up off the track and we are under way again.

  16. ‘Out of this session’

    Jolyon Palmer

    Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live

    Vettel was following Lewis Hamilton. As Hamilton exited the first corner I saw a lock up from Vettel. The bad news for Vettel is he is out of this session. The good news is I don’t think this will rule him out of qualifying.

  17. Virtual safety car

    Sebastian Vettel’s front left tyre is a mangled mess. A sweary Vettel says “sorry for that” plus a good test of the F1 bleep machine.

    That’s his session done and Ferrari only have until 14:00 BST to get it fixed for qualifying.

  18. Vettel crashes

    Disaster for Sebastian Vettel at Turn One. It’s a heavy prang as well. The front wing has been ripped off and the car is being collected by the pick-up truck.

  19. Post update

    A number of Formula 1 drivers were strutting their stuff on the catwalk yesterday with a charity fashion shoot, working with Amber Lounge Fashion. Here’s George Russell and Charles Leclerc in unusual action.

    George Russell

    Copyright: PA

    Charles Leclerc

    Copyright: Getty Images

    Charles Leclerc and George Russell

    Copyright: PA

  20. Different set ups at Red Bull