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Live Reporting

Lorraine McKenna

All times stated are UK

  1. Verstappen tops FP2 as Sainz crashes

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer in Monaco

    Max Verstappen

    Ferrari's Carlos Sainz crashed in final practice at the Monaco Grand Prix after spending much of the day competing for fastest time.

    The Spaniard had just been demoted to third by his team-mate Charles Leclerc when he clipped the inside barrier at the exit of the Swimming Pool section.

    Red Bull's Max Verstappen set the pace by 0.065 seconds from Leclerc.

    Sainz was third ahead of Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso. Lewis Hamilton was only sixth in the upgraded Mercedes.

    The former champions have introduced an upgrade to their car that features new front suspension, sidepods and floor after accepting at the start of the season that they had made a mistake by pursuing a unique design direction that has left them uncompetitive for the last two years.

    Read the full report here

  2. Back on Saturday at 11:00 BST

    Qualifying is a big one for the Monaco Grand Prix so if you are going to crash in the principality, get it out of your system during a Friday practice session.

    We'll be up and running at 11:00 BST tomorrow for a 11:30 BST call time for third practice.

    The fight for pole gets under way at 15:00 BST.

    Enjoy your Friday night!

  3. Second practice classification

    Even more info from second practice for you to have a look over tonight.

    Second practice
  4. And the rest

    11. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)

    12. George Russell (Mercedes)

    13. Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo)

    14. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)

    15. Nico Hulkenberg (Haas)

    16. Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri)

    17. Nyck de Vries (Alpha Tauri)

    18. Oscar Piastri (McLaren)

    19. Alex Albon (Williams)

    20. Logan Sargeant (Williams)

  5. Top 10

    1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) - 1:12.462

    2. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

    3. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)

    4. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)

    5. Lando Norris (McLaren)

    6. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

    7. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)

    8. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)

    9. Pierre Gasly (Alpine)

    10. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)

  6. Post update

    Fernando Alonso is next up for Aston Martin in fourth but the Spaniard was held up by traffic on one of his flying laps, and McLaren's Lando Norris ends the sunny day in fifth spot.

  7. Chequered flag

    Friday in Monaco is done and dusted.

    Max Verstappen tops the session for Red Bull with a time of 1:12.462, Charles Leclerc is just behind in the Ferrari and his team-mate Carlos Sainz, who crashed earlier on, finishes third quickest.

  8. Post update

    Fernando Alonso drifts across the circuit as we come to the end of this second practice session. The Aston Martin driver came through his sideways slide intact but his tyres look rubbish.

  9. Post update

    I wonder if Sebastian Vettel, who is in the paddock today in Monaco, misses being in the car as he watches the action unfold?

    The clock has gone red with a minute to go. Max Verstappen tops the board ahead of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz in the Ferraris.

  10. Post update

    Car number four has returned to the garage. The McLaren crew have hovered around Lando Norris, while he sits in the cockpit, to see what adjustments they can make to his car.

  11. Post update

    The cameras are onboard with Lewis Hamilton as he takes a slight detour at the swimming pool section. The helmet camera footage this weekend is especially memorising as the walls of Monte Carlo close in. Five minutes to go.

  12. Post update

    The yellow medium tyres are beginning to make an appearance again on the likes of the Red Bulls, the Alpines and Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes.

  13. Top five (all softs)

    1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) - 1:12.462

    2. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) +0.065

    3. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) +0.107

    4. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) +0.220

    5. Lando Norris (McLaren) +0.444

  14. Go! Go! Go!

    Back under way.

  15. Red flag

    Carlos Sainz is already our of the car and heading back the Ferrari garage. The front right-hand tyre took the brunt of the impact.

    Carlos Sainz's crash
  16. Red flag

    The red flags are waving as the Ferrari man takes a hefty whack and ends up in the wall at the swimming pool chicane.

  17. Post update

    Yuki Tsunoda has suffered a puncture down at Turn 10 but Carlos Sainz is in a worse predicament...

  18. Post update

    Fernando Alonso's latest hot lap fizzles out and the Aston Martin driver is not happy. "I'm speechless with these guys!" he tells his crew after coming up against the Monaco rush hour traffic.

  19. Post update

    The drivers' radio messages in second practice are heavily based around traffic gripes. Charles Leclerc at least gives Ferrari something a bit different after collecting up a hefty chunk of the kerb and asking his pit wall to take a look.

  20. Post update

    Rejoice for Williams. Alex Albon is climbing into the car and getting ready to come out.