Max Verstappen and his colleagues come into action on Thursday for the first (11 am) and second free practice (3 pm) for the Monaco Grand Prix. You don't have to miss anything in this live blog.

Welcome to the Formula 1 live blog at My name is Patrick Moeke and today I provide live updates of the free training sessions. Lots of fun!

  • Monaco GP
  • First free training: LIVE
  • Second free training: 15.00
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Sooo! Kubica barely keeps his Williams all over 馃槸He kisses the barrier 馃拫 # FP1 #MonacoGP # ZiggoSportF1

Avatar Author Ziggo Sport F1 Moment of places 11: 57 - 23 May 2019

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35 more minutes - Verstappen has not been outside after his first run of sixteen laps. That probably indicates that the Dutchman has his adjustment changed. He has dropped to sixth place. For comparison: Hamilton has already completed 32 rounds.

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Another 38 minutes - Kubica goes round! The Pole touches the wall, but manages to keep his Williams talking and continues his way.

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Another 43 min - Red Bull will have to boost the pace if it wants to be able to make a shot at the podium places this weekend. Verstappen is 1.4 seconds slower than Hamilton.

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Another 46 minutes - Hamilton is setting his fastest time. With 1.12.422, he is at least four tenths faster than everyone. The score:

  • Hamilton
  • Bottas
  • Vettel
  • Leclerc
  • Verstappen
  • Kvyat
  • Gasly
  • Albon
  • H眉lkenberg
  • Ricciardo
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    Another 48 minutes - Leclerc and Vettel score the same time up to the thousandth. With 1.13.014, the Ferrari drivers are still a tenth slower than Hamilton.

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    Another 50 minutes - R盲ikk枚nen in their own unique style are dissatisfied with Stroll. "Yeah, I have this Force India or whatever the f * ck it's called", the Finn said via the on-board radio.

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    51 more minutes - After a run of 16 rounds, Verstappen comes in. The Dutchman is still in second place.

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    Another 59 minutes - Verstappen clocked in the second time. With 1.13.507 the Dutchman is still half a tenth slower than Hamilton.

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    Another 65 minutes - The black flag of Grosjean and Magnussen was not used to disqualify both drivers, but to get the Haas duo to the pits. The Haas radio did not work, which prevented the team from contacting the drivers. HAAS then asked the FIA 鈥嬧媡o wave the black flag, so that Grosjean and Magnussen knew they had to come in.

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    Only 69 more - Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have been disqualified for unclear reasons! Both Haas drivers will see the black flag. This rarely occurs in free training.

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    Another 74 minutes - Max Verstappen is also starting his installation round. Lewis Hamilton (1.13.636) and Valtteri Bottas (1.13.766) are the fastest yet.

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    82 minutes to go - Except for Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly and Nico H眉lkenberg, all drivers have already completed one installation lap.

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    (2/2) Even in the years that the Monaco Grand Prix did not take place during the Ascension weekend, the Thursday / Friday rule was maintained. Monaco is extremely difficult to reach during the GP. By keeping the training on Thursday, the residents get the chance to leave the city on Friday. This also gives restaurant owners and retailers the opportunity to maintain the supply of their (fresh) products.

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    (1/2) The free practice sessions are only in Monaco on Thursday and not on Friday. The reason for this has to do with Ascension. Until the 90s, the race was held after the weekend of Ascension. Because everyone was already free on that day, it was decided that the training sessions were held not on Friday, but on Thursday.

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    It is cloudy in Monaco, but it is expected that it will remain dry during this training.

    Overhead from Monaco! Clouds overhead as we get ready for FP1 #MonacoGP # F1

    Avatar AuthorFormula 1Moment of places11: 00 - May 23, 2019

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    Another 90 minutes - Green! The first free practice for the Monaco Grand Prix is 鈥嬧媢nderway.

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    Many Formula 1 teams drive this weekend with a tribute to Niki Lauda on their car. Similarly Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen on behalf of Haas.

    Remembering Niki 馃嚘馃嚬 In our thoughts this weekend.

    Avatar Author Haas F1 Team Moment of places 10: 38 - 23 May 2019

    GP Monaco 路 2 hours ago

    In about an hour and a half the lights will go out for the first free practice in Monaco!

    Thursday is the start to the #MonacoGP weekend! Who's joining us for # FP1 in 90 minutes? 馃嚥馃嚚

    Avatar AuthorHaas F1 TeamMoment of places09: 31 - 23 May 2019

    GP Monaco 路 3 hours ago

    Traditionally we start on Thursday with the first free practice sessions for the Monaco GP. This is the schedule for the coming days:

    Thursday, May 23
    11.00-12.30: First free practice
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Second free practice

    Saturday, May 25
    12.00-13.00: Third free practice
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Qualification

    Sunday, May 26
    3.10 pm: Race

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