And welcome to our live coverage for qualifying for the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix on the streets of Monte Carlo. There are many, may reasons why the race’s place on the calendar is in question, notably the lack of overtaking, the unsuitability of the cars for the track, its place in the calendar on an already tightly congested schedule, and the limited amount of cash it pays to host the race.
Still, whilst the grand prix itself on Sunday might not be what it once was, there is no doubting that the Saturday of the Monaco Grand Prix is the real deal and one of the best days of the season. Partly because all of the drivers are right on the edge – with no doubt a few shunts and thrills and spills – and partly because of the consequence of those mistakes. It’s a cliche, yes, but it doesn’t make it any less exciting.
So, how are they shaping up ahead of qualifying, which begins in a little over an hour? Once more it looks like it’s a battle, and a tight one at that, between Ferrari and Red Bull. Perhaps Ferrari look to have the slight edge but whether that will be converted into pole position is another matter.