Retired F1 driver Nico Rosberg believes Ferrari have a chance of upsetting the established order during qualifying for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.
The 2016 champion who himself took a hattrick of victories between 2013 and 2015 at the Principality believes the pace of Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz over the practice sessions has given him the belief that the Italian marque are genuine contenders in the fight for pole position.
"Everyone should watch qualifying today, because Ferrari has a chance to take pole position," Rosberg said on Sky Italia.
"They were really better than the rest on Thursday and had a half-tenths lead. I have heard some gossip that they were running on very little fuel, so we will see if that is true. Still, I can see them taking pole or the front row this afternoon. (Charles) Leclerc is also really dancing with the car this weekend, so I see him doing really well, driving with a lot of confidence.
"The advantage for Ferrari however seems to be that in their first fast lap they immediately have temperature in the tyres and that is a big advantage, especially here at Monaco where you have to find your rhythm."
While Ferrari's pace has been strong throughout the weekend, it was Max Verstappen who triumphed during the third and final practice session for the weekend. Despite this it appears as if we might be on for a three-way battle for pole with Mercedes still silently lurking in the background.