It was a thrilling qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix which ended with a front-row of Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso after an excellent battle for pole position.
Alonso thought he had secured a first pole since Germany 2012 for his new team, but the Aston Martin was denied after a monster final sector from World Champion Verstappen to snatch the most important P1 of the season by 0.084s.
Home favourite Charles Leclerc was third for Ferrari - but was handed a three-place grid drop by stewards for impeding Lando Norris in the tunnel in Q3, although most of the criticism in the verdict was directed at Ferrari for not informing the Monegasque of the McLaren.
He drops to sixth, promoting Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton all up one position for the 78 laps around Monte Carlo.
Below is a table showing what time the F1 2023 Monaco Grand Prix starts across the world.
When does the F1 2023 Monaco Grand Prix start?
|Monaco||3pm - CET|
|United Kingdom||2pm - BST|
|United States - West coast||6am - PST|
|United States - East coast||9am - ET|
|Brazil||10am - BST|
|Netherlands/Spain/Germany/France||3pm - CET|
|South Africa||3pm - SAST|
|United Arab Emirates||5pm - GST|
|India||6:30pm - IST|
|Japan||10pm - JST|
|Australia||11pm - AEST|
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