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Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton beats Valtteri Bottas to pole

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Lewis Hamilton snatched Monaco Grand Prix pole position from Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with his last lap of the session.

Hamilton, on the back foot for much of the session, pipped the Finn by just 0.086 seconds.

But the story of the day was in many ways Ferrari’s strategic error that saw Charles Leclerc knocked out in Q1.

Ferrari elected not to send Leclerc out for a second run, and the Monegasque will start 16th for his home race.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was third, ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who was the man who knocked out Leclerc.

More to follow.

This article is from the BBC Sport website / bbc.co.uk - Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton beats Valtteri Bottas to pole

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