2019 Monaco Grand Prix Live

26 May, 2019 - 15:33

20 laps to go and Hamilton once again opens his radio channel to say: "I don't know what you were thinking when you put these tyres one. You need to hope for a miracle."

26 May, 2019 - 15:31
26 May, 2019 - 15:28

Hamilton is once again reporting concerns over his tyres. 

26 May, 2019 - 15:26

One thing that might encourage Hamilton is that Grosjean managed to run for 51 laps on Softs before eventually pitting. Hamilton is on Mediums and there are 23 laps to go here. 

26 May, 2019 - 15:24

Verstappen has closed back to within half a second of Hamilton as he begins to put more pressure on the leader. 

26 May, 2019 - 15:21

Hamilton is really not happy on these tyres. He says his front left is "dead" and does not think he will make it to the end. But does he really want to give up track position here? Remember 2015 when he lost the race due to pitting for fresh tyres and was unable to overtake. 

26 May, 2019 - 15:20

Red Bull has told Verstappen to lift and coast due to an overheating car, probably caused by following Hamilton's Mercedes so closely. 

26 May, 2019 - 15:19

Bottas has just been massively compromised by Stroll as he tried to find a way past the backmarker. He's dropped six seconds behind Hamilton now. 

26 May, 2019 - 15:17

30 laps to go in Monaco! Can Hamilton hold onto this?

26 May, 2019 - 15:16

The leaders are about to catch the back of a massive train of cars led by Raikkonen, who finally stops on Lap 48. 

26 May, 2019 - 15:13
26 May, 2019 - 15:11
26 May, 2019 - 15:09
26 May, 2019 - 15:07

Raikkonene and Stroll have a coming together at the hairpin, but Raikkonen is soon up to 11th after Stroll opts to pit. 

26 May, 2019 - 15:03

Hamilton leads by 0.5s over Verstappen, with Vettel a further 1.5s back and looking pretty handily placed if the two drivers ahead of him hit any trouble. Remember, Verstappen has a five-second time penalty still to serve. 

26 May, 2019 - 14:58
26 May, 2019 - 14:56

"My left front [tyre] is opening up," reports Hamilton. 

26 May, 2019 - 14:53

The leading pair of Hamilton and Verstappen are starting to gap to third-place man Vettel, as Verstappen continues to hound Hamilton. 

26 May, 2019 - 14:52

Sainz reports it is starting to rain...

26 May, 2019 - 14:51

According to Pirelli's tyre information, the Medium tyres will do exactly 50 laps. Hamilton is having to do 63...