F1 Monaco Grand Prix LIVE: Latest updates and times from practice

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Can Charles Leclerc Overtake Max Verstappen In F1 Monaco Grand Prix?

Lewis Hamilton Insists his team are “almost there” as they look to agree a new contract Mercedes – and has denied those reports Ferrari have reached him.

The 38-year-old’s current contract with the Silver Arrows, where he has been since 2013, expires at the end of this season as he prepares to take to the track on Friday in a modified Mercedes car.

A report this week suggested Ferrari was looking to offer the seven-time F1 world champion – who has won six of his titles with Mercedes – a £40million-a-year contract to join the Scuderia from 2024. offered. The eighth crown after controversially missing out in Abu Dhabi in 2021, has revealed his representatives are close to concluding talks with Mercedes over an extension.

first practice on Monaco Grand Prix Starts at 12:30pm (BST) on Fridays, with FP2 following at 4pm (BST).

Practice at the Monaco Grand Prix with The Independent.

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Driver standings ahead of Monaco:

1) Max Verstappen – 119 pts

2) Sergio Perez – 105 Points

3) Fernando Alonso – 75 pts

4) Lewis Hamilton – 56 Points

5) Carlos Sainz – 44 pts

6) George Russell – 40 Points

7) Charles Leclerc – 34 pts

8) Lance Stroll – 27 Points

9) Lando Norris – 10 points

10) Pierre Gasly – 8 points

11) Nico Hulkenberg – 6 points

12) Esteban Ocon – 6 points

13) Valtteri Bottas – 4 points

14) Oscar Piastri – 4 points

15) Zhou Guanyu – 2 points

16) Yuki Tsunoda – 2 points

17) Kevin Magnussen – 2 points

19) Logan Sargent – 0 Points

20) Nyck de Vries – 0 points

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Ferrari boss gives Lewis Hamilton update after reports of shock move

Ferrari Boss Fred Vasseur has denied reports that his team has offered to bring Lewis Hamilton team for the next season.

A report this week says Hamilton has received a £40million-a-year deal to join the Scuderia from 2024, with Mercedes The contract expires at the end of the season.

Still Wasseypur talking to the media ahead of this weekend Monaco Grand PrixStrongly rebuked the report.

“You are fully aware that at this stage of the season, you will have a different story each week,” he said.

“And we are not sending an offer to Lewis Hamilton. We didn’t.

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F1 Race Schedule: What time is the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend?

The sixth race weekend of the 2023 season, the Monaco Grand Prix, takes place from Friday 26 May – Sunday 28 May.

The schedule is as follows: First practice at 12:30pm (BST) with FP2 at 4pm.

Saturday before qualifying there is a third practice at 11:30am 3pm (BST),

race start time on sunday 2 pm (BST),

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Lewis Hamilton has closed the door on Ferrari – will he regret it?

Comment by Kieran Jackson

In fact, Hamilton has moved on, with his representatives revealing they are “almost there” to agreeing a new deal. Mercedes, The 38-year-old’s current contract with the Silver Arrows – where he has won six of his seven world titles since joining in an inspired decision a decade ago – expires at the end of this season. Despite the wait, both Brit and team boss shout this is wolf It has been that an extension is a simple imperative. Not a matter of if, but when.

keiran jackson26 May 2023 10:04

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F1 practice at Monaco Grand Prix

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of practice at the Monaco Grand Prix!

Following the cancellation of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix last week, all drivers will be eager to get back in the cockpit for a two-hour practice session in the Principality.

All eyes are on Mercedes, as Lewis Hamilton and George Russell take to the track in a newly modified Mercedes car, which is being tested with new sidepods, a new front suspension and a new floor.

FP1 starts at 12:30 PM, while second practice is at 4 PM. Stay tuned right here for all the build-up and updates.

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keiran jackson26 May 2023 10:01