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Weekend felt "very easy" before crash

Max Verstappen admitted the Monaco Grand Prix weekend was looking "very easy" for the Red Bull Formula 1 team before the practice crash that left him last on the grid.

Mercedes fears consequence of failed tyre gamble

Valtteri Bottas believes it will be hard for Mercedes to run a one-stop strategy in the Monaco Grand Prix after a failed attempt to qualify with the ultrasoft tyres.

Haas forced to remove fragile bargeboard parts

Haas removed parts of the bargeboard package of its Formula 1 car for Monaco Grand Prix qualifying because they were too fragile.

F1 teams promised new engine rules next month

Formula 1 teams have been promised that the 2021 engine regulations will be firmed up by the end of next month.

Vettel, Hamilton "knew" Ricciardo would get pole

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton say they knew from the outset that the Red Bull Formula 1 team was going to beat Ferrari and Mercedes to Monaco Grand Prix pole.

Red Bull pace was enough not to "overdrive"

Monaco Grand Prix pole-sitter Daniel Ricciardo says he knew Red Bull had enough of an advantage so as not to “overdrive” the car, following teammate Max Verstappen's...

Verstappen needs to stop costly errors

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says that Max Verstappen "needs" to stop making mistakes, after the Dutchman blew his chances in the Monaco Grand Prix with a practice...

Alonso says car set-up was like "tossing a coin"

Fernando Alonso says his car's set-up for Monaco Grand Prix qualifying was like "tossing a coin" after admitting his McLaren Formula 1 team was lost in final practice.

Starting grid in pictures

Here’s how the grid lines up for the 2018 Monaco GP in Barcelona, the sixth round of the Formula 1 World Championship.

Ricciardo storms to pole ahead of Vettel

Daniel Ricciardo claimed pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix after Red Bull Formula 1 teammate Max Verstappen missed qualifying thanks to his practice crash.

Verstappen to start Monaco GP last

Max Verstappen will start the Monaco Grand Prix last after failing to take part in qualifying following his heavy crash in final practice.

Max crash down to impatience

Max Verstappen's costly crash in Monaco was caused by his impatience, according to Red Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko.

Ferrari commits to new rear suspension for Monaco

Ferrari has committed to its new rear suspension specification for the Monaco Grand Prix despite trialling the old configuration in Thursday practice.

Ricciardo quickest in FP3 as Verstappen shunts

Daniel Ricciardo completed a clean sweep of Monaco Grand Prix practice sessions as his Red Bull Formula 1 teammate Max Verstappen crashed heavily late in FP3 on Saturday.

Merc accepts 'step backwards' in engine tech for 2021

Mercedes has agreed to Formula One's plans to ditch the MGU-H from the existing power units as part of a wider plan to improve the spectacle of the sport

Driver reaction: Monaco GP

ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Monte Carlo paddock following practice for the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix.

McLaren hasn't discussed F1 role for shareholder's son

McLaren insists it has never discussed giving Nicholas Latifi a Formula 1 role after announcing the Formula 2 racer’s father as a new shareholder last week.

I can't explain series of mistakes

After crashing out of final practice at the Monaco Grand Prix, Max Verstappen could not explain why he has struggled to stay out of trouble at the opening six rounds this...

No-one was going to beat Ricciardo

Sebastian Vettel does not think he could have matched Daniel Ricciardo's pole position lap at Monaco.

Follow Monaco GP practice as it happens

Follow all the action from the Monaco Grand Prix weekend as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] STEWART BELL: MONACO MISSION

Monaco may be a tiny Principality with an area of just 2 kilometres squared, but it’s got big implications for Ferrari this weekend with Formula 1’s blue-riband event a...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] FORCE INDIA: MAKING PROGRESS

Force India heads to Monaco in good spirits, with the compact Silverstone-squad now seventh in the constructors’ standings – Sergio Pérez’s podium in Azerbaijan enabling...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] RENAULT SPORT: FUTURE PLANNING

Renault Sport may still be rebuilding its capabilities in Formula 1, its sights set on becoming a top team by 2020. But it already has one of the sport’s most formidable...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] WILLIAMS FW41: DIFFICULT CAR

Historic British squad Williams continues to endure its worst season since 2013, with just four points to show after five rounds.

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] SCUDERIA FERRARI: CRUNCH TIME

Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya is a happy hunting ground for Ferrari, as the most successful constructor there since 1991, with eight wins from 28 visits. Fernando...

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: PAY DRIVERS

At the end of a week when F1 gossip considered a rumoured £200m cash injection and how that might possibly influence future driver selection at McLaren, obituary columns...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] CHARLES LECLERC: FULFILLING HYPE

Swiss privateer squad Sauber is enjoying a resurgence this season, with 11 points scored from the first five events, more than double its 2017 tally, despite firing...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] GEORGE RUSSELL: MERCEDES PROTEGE

As the dominant force in Formula 1’s hybrid era, Mercedes is spoilt for choice when it comes to its driver line-up. So it’s understandable that in 2016, when Nico Rosberg...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] RED BULL RACING: ON THE LIMIT

Red Bull Racing thanked its lucky stars for a clean weekend in Spain, with Max Verstappen third for his first podium in 2018 – while Daniel Ricciardo finished fifth, also...

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: GROSJEAN'S NIGHTMARE SEASON

I don’t know where Romain Grosjean is at this minute, but the one place he probably doesn’t want to be in a couple of weeks is Monaco. Of all the race tracks to come next...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] SPANISH GRAND PRIX: RACE PREVIEW

Formula 1 returns to Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya this week, the track incredibly familiar to all the teams given the thousands of laps logged over the years – both...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] TORO ROSSO: TOUGH START

Red Bull B-team Toro Rosso has shown impressive flashes this year that point to better performance, but the Italian squad remains seventh in the standings as it has done...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] ROMAIN GROSJEAN: RESILIENT RACER

Despite Haas’s competitive car, Romain Grosjean is enduring his worst start to a season since 2014 – with the Frenchman failing to score a point across the first four...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] VALTTERI BOTTAS: SPANISH RESET

2018 is proving to be a challenging year for Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas, the Finn robbed of two-straight race wins by freak incidents.

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] McLAREN-RENAULT: EMERGING FORCE

McLaren continues to evolve its ambitions, as F1’s biggest mover this year – making a quantum leap from ninth place in the constructors’ standings at the end of last...

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: F1 2019 CHANGES

At last! They’re doing something about front wings. Not much, mind you. But at least it’s a start; a tacit recognition that the current F1 car is totally out of...

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] SPANISH GRAND PRIX: RACE REVIEW

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has begun his European season with a racing masterclass, dominantly winning the Spanish Grand Prix for a third time on a day when main rival...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] NICO HÜLKENBERG: STAR PERFORMER

Nico Hülkenberg continues to build his reputation at Renault – as a strong team leader, one not only capable of wringing the car’s neck in qualifying, but also in the...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] SCUDERIA FERRARI: 2021 F1 PLANS

F1’s powerbrokers are locked in an ever-intensifying battle over the sport’s financial and technical futures, but retaining iconic marque Ferrari remains the key to an...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] WILLIAMS: THE ONLY WAY IS UP

Azerbaijan was sweet relief for Williams, with Lance Stroll finishing eighth, but the squad is still suffering its worst start to a season since 2013.

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: WHO'S TO BLAME?

The fine detail of the Verstappen/Ricciardo incident in Azerbaijan is as grey as the expression of Christian Horner’s rage as he walked briskly from the pit wall.

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX: RACE REVIEW

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has taken a lucky win in another crash-strewn, safety-car affected Azerbaijan Grand Prix, finally ending his 2018 victory drought.

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX: RACE PREVIEW

2018 marks the third time Formula 1 has travelled to Baku in Azerbaijan, located on the crossroads of Europe and Asia.

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] KEVIN MAGNUSSEN: FINALLY RECOGNISED

Kevin Magnussen has been one of the standouts of the season, the Dane shining in a competitive Haas; outscoring his teammate Romain Grosjean across the first three races.

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] FORCE INDIA: COMEBACK PLANS

Force India is suffering its worst start to a season since 2009 – its second year in the sport, when its driver line-up at launch featured a mix of youth and experience...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] DANIEL RICCIARDO: CONTRACTS ON THE TABLE

Daniel Ricciardo has reportedly signed an agreement with Ferrari that will keep him from negotiating with any other team until June 30th – including Red Bull Racing,...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] LEWIS HAMILTON: MAN ON A MISSION

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton heads to Azerbaijan just nine points behind his title rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, but he’s yet to win a race this season. 2013 the last...

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: SHOULD F1 BAN MISSION CONTROLS?

The first time Silverstone used The Wing pit complex for the British Grand Prix in 2011, journalists covering the race received the smallest hint of what it must be like...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] CHARLES LECLERC: THE REAL DEAL?

Highly rated F1 rookie Charles Leclerc is yet to deliver on his considerable hype at Sauber – the 20-year-old outqualifying teammate Marcus Ericsson for the first time in...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] FERNANDO ALONSO: SHIFTING PRIORITIES

2018 is a decisive year for Fernando Alonso in Formula 1. The two-time F1 World Champion is still at his best, his pass on Sebastian Vettel in China a key example. And...

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// 2018 F1 CALENDAR

March 25 Australia (Melbourne)
April 8 Bahrain (Sakhir)
April 15 China (Shanghai)
April 29 Azerbaijan (Baku)
May 13 Spain (Barcelona)
May 27 Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 10 Canada (Montreal)
June 24 France (Le Castellet)
July 1 Austria (Spielberg)
July 8 Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 22 Germany (Hockenheim)
July 29 Hungary (Budapest)
August 26 Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 2 Italy (Monza)
September 16 Singapore (Marina Bay)
September 30 Russia (Sochi)
October 7 Japan (Suzuka)
October 21 USA (Austin)
October 28 Mexico (Mexico City)
November 11 Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 25 Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)