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  • Here's the top 10 then. Rosberg, Hamilton, Ricciardo, Alonso, Hulkenberg, Button, Massa, Bianchi, Grosjean, Magnussen.

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  • Well done Rosberg, but the biggest congratulations goes to Bianchi, who finished eighth. Well it will be ninth after his five-second penalty.

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  • Rosberg wins back-to-back Monaco Grands Prix with a flawless display and Hamilton somehow manages to hold onto second place with Ricciardo third. Alonso is fourth and he is followed by Hulkenberg, Button and Massa. Bianchi is eighth, but he still has a penalty. Grosjean and Magnussen complete teh top 10.

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  • We are on the final lap and Hamilton needs to hold off Ricciardo. Rosberg has the victory wrapped up. Only the top four cars are on the same lap, everyone else have been lapped. Can Hamilton hold onto second place?

    Lap 78
  • The incident between Raikkonen and Magnussen will be investigated after the race. Ricciardo is still putting pressure on Hamilton. The gap is less than a second.

    Lap 77
  • Raikkonen pits and Magnussen is down in seventh. That means Bianchi is up to P8. There are 17s behind Grosjean and Magnussen. Remember Bianchi still has a five-second penalty.

    Lap 76
  • There is contact between Raikkonen and Magnussen. They both stopped after making contact, but they will resume in a second. Ahead of them, Ricciardo is all over teh back of Hamilton.

    Lap 75
  • Hamilton now has Ricciardo in his rear and he is struggling for grip. Button uses the confusion with the leaders in their midst and he overtakes Magnussen and moves up to P6.

    Lap 74
  • Ricciardo is now just 3.2s behind Hamilton with Rosberg another 5.7s ahead on the track. P2 is up for grabs here for the Red Bull driver. The leaders are set to lap the Hulkenberg, Magnussen, Button scrap.

    Lap 73
  • Another fastest lap from Ricciardo and he is now just five seconds behind Hamilton. He is told that he is faster than Hamilton and 'will catch him'.

    Lap 72
  • A late stop from Chilton. Thought it was Bianchi taking his penalty. Maybe they are trying to confuse the stewards. A bit of a lock-up from Alonso.

    Lap 71
  • Eight laps remaining and Hulkenberg is really struggling with his tyres, but he is going to try to stay out until the end. Magnussen and Button remain on his tail.

    Lap 70
  • Looks like the fight for P1 is over as the gap between Ricciardo and Hamilton is 5.6s. Ricciardo has made up some ground as he is now 6.8s behind Hamilton.

    Lap 69
  • Big scrap over fifth place between Hulkenberg, Magnussen and Button. The three are separated by just over a second.

    Lap 68
  • He dropped more than four seconds behind Rosberg, but has managed to regain his composure and his lap speed is back up.

    Lap 67
  • Bianchi has received a stop-go penalty for taking his previous penalty under the Safety Car. The Mercedes mechanics are out and Hamilton complains that he has a problem with his visor.

    Lap 66
  • A late stop from Kobayashi as he puts on a new set of supersofts. Fastest lap from Ricciardo as he moves 9.8s ahead of Alonso in fourth place.

    Lap 65
  • Marussia urge Bianchi to focus on the race. Grosjean, who is in 11th, is 6.1s behind him, but he will soon have to deal with blue flags.

    Lap 64
  • You've gotta feel for Bianchi as he saw the penalty and asked 'is this a joke?'

    Lap 63
  • Gutierrez's retirement means Bianchi is up to P10, but he is likely to get a penalty for taking his previous penalty under the Safety Car.

    Lap 62
  • Spin from Gutierrez at Rascasse and his race is over. Double yellow flags at that section.

    Lap 61
  • Hamilton is getting held up slightly by Grosjean, but the blue flags are out and he lets the Mercedes through.

    Lap 60
  • Ah Jules! What have you done. Well, what has your team done. The Frenchman is being investigated for taking his five-second penalty under the Safety Car.

    Lap 59
  • The gap at the front between Rosberg and Hamilton remains at the one-second mark. Doesn't look like Hamilton will make a move.

    Lap 58
  • Bottas' retirement means Bianchi is in 11th place. Meanwhile, Vergne walks away from the pits.

    Lap 57
  • Talk about dealing with the pressure well. Gutierrez is under pressure from Raikkonen, but Bottas is having problems with his car in front of him. The Mexican passes him at the hairpin and Raikkonen and Massa follow him through. There is smoke coming out of the back of the Williams.

    Lap 56
  • Gutierrez is in ninth place, but he is under pressure from Raikkonen with Massa not too far away. Sauber are yet to score points this season.

    Lap 54
  • Ericsson makes another late stop. Lauda is looking pretty relaxed on the pit wall as Rosberg is now 1.1s ahead of Hamilton. Rosberg has also been told he has the fuel situation under control.

    Lap 53
  • Vergne's car is on fire! No, really. There is smoke coming from the back of his car and he nurses it back into the pits. Both Toro Rosso cars are out of this race.

    Lap 52
  • Rosberg looks in control of things now as he is now 1.3s.

    Lap 50
  • Looks like the Rosberg-Hamilton battle is going to turn into a non-event as the latter is now 1.3s behind his Merc team-mate. Hamilton has a 13s lead over Ricciardo, who is 2.2s ahead of Alonso.

    Lap 49
  • Vergne, who dropped to P13 after his drive-through penalty, is putting pressure on the Marussia of Bianchi. The Frenchman has a look at the hairpin, looked like there was the slightest of contact, but no way past.

    Lap 48
  • Massa's late stop means Raikkonen is into the points as he is now P10. The Caterham of Kobayashi gets out of the way as the top two of Rosberg and Hamilton lap him.

    Lap 47
  • Massa finally pits after 45 laps on the supersofts. The Williams driver was in P5, but he rejoins in 11th, just ahead of Bianchi.

    Lap 46
  • Rosberg is told that fuel consumption will become critical if he doesn't use his longer gears.

    Lap 45
  • The gap between Rosberg and Hamilton is coming down all the time, but the latter is not really close enough to have a go.

    Lap 44
  • Chilton finds himself in a difficult spot as his car slides all over the place at the swimming pool complex, but he keeps it on the track.

    Lap 43
  • Rosberg is warned that he needs to start using less fuel. Further down the track, Kobayashi loses a couple more places as Grosjean and Ericsson both get past him.

    Lap 42
  • Ricciardo has dropped off the Mercedes scrap as he is 7.9s behind Hamilton. He needs to be careful as Alonso is now just 1.6s behind him in fourth place.

    Lap 40
  • At the front, Hamilton has not given up hope of getting past his team-mate and the gap remains less than a second.

    Lap 39
  • Vergne takes his drive-through penalty from P7 and he emerges in P13, just ahead of Bianchi.

    Lap 38
  • Kobayashi is now under threat from Grosjean with Ericsson not too far behind. The Caterham team warns their driver not to cut the chicane again.

    Lap 37
  • Raikkonen passes Kobayashi and there is contact between Bianchi and the Caterham at the hairpin after the Frenchman also decides to have a bit of that. Bianchi makes the move stick and he is up to P13.

    Lap 36
  • Hamilton responds with a 1:19.361 and the gap is back down to 0.7s. Vernge has been handed a drive-through penalty for an unsafe release during his pit stop.

    Lap 35
  • New fastest lap from Rosberg, his 1:19.425 putting him 0.86 ahead of his Mercedes team-mate. Raikkonen tries to make up a place, but he slides over the chicane after trying to overtake Kobayashi. He is forced to give P13 back.

    Lap 34
  • Vergne gets the place back from Magnussen, but the McLaren driver loses another spot as Hulkenberg slides past at Portier. The Force India is up to seventh.

    Lap 33
  • Hamilton is now looking to the skies - I'm sure he's not actually looking to the skies - as he wants to know about the weather situation. It's unlikely that we will get rain. Magnussen is up to P6 as he moves on the inside of Vergne.

    Lap 32
  • The Safety Car returns to the pits and Rosberg is away after stacking up the pack. Plenty of sliding from Rosberg and Ricciardo. No problems for the German as he keeps P1 with Hamilton second and Ricciardo third following Raikkonen's second unexpected spot. Alonso is the best-placed Ferrari in fourth.

    Lap 31
  • The incident involving Kvyat (he has already retired) and Magnussen will be investigated. They meant Vergne. Back to Raikkonen, the team say he was hit by a lapped Marussia.

    Lap 30
  • Raikkonen makes a second stop under the Safety Car and he drops to P14 after taking on another set of soft tyres. That was bizarre from Ferrari. Ricciardo is now up to P30.

    Lap 30
  • Massa is in sixth, but he is the only driver that didn't stop under the Safety Car. Yet more moaning from Hamilton as he says 'I should've stopped on that lap'.

    Lap 29
  • Hamilton asks the team why they didn't pit the lap before. More moaning from Hamilton as he says 'I can't believe what just happened. He is also told this is a race to the end now.

    Lap 28
  • The Safety Car has been deployed after that Sutil incident. What will Merc do? Will the two cars get stacked with Rosberg in first. The answer is yes and Rosberg gets away cleanly. Hamilton gets held up a slightly, but he gets out cleanly. Vergne nearly takes out a McLaren after an unsafe release. Expect a penalty for that Mr Vergne.

    Lap 27
  • Raikkonen has lost time and Ricciardo is now less than a second behind the Ferrari. There's a piece of bodywork from a Sauber on the track. The Sauber of Sutil is parked just after the chicane after he lost the back of the car.

    Lap 26
  • Plenty of blue flags waving and Grosjean makes sure he gets out of the way to let Rosberg and Hamilton through. Ericsson is next. Grosjean pits.

    Lap 25
  • It's interesting that the Mercs are not lapping much faster than the other front-runners. The gap, though, is still 11s to Raikkonen. Another lock-up from Rosberg.

    Lap 24
  • The rest of the top 10 looks like this: Magnussen, Vergne, Hulkenberg, Button and Bottas. Massa is behind his team-mate Bottas, but he has a 2.7s gap to make up to the other Williams.

    Lap 23
  • The gap between Hamilton and Raikkonen is already more than 10s. Ricciardo, though, is keeping the Ferrari driver honest as he is just 2.2s behind the Finn while Alonso is another 3.5s adrift.

    Lap 22
  • Rosberg is complaining of some front graining as Hamilton, who is within the pit-stop window, closes the gap to his team-mate. It's now just 1.1s.

    Lap 21
  • Five-second stop-go penalty for Bianchi, Chilton and Gutierrez for being out of position on the starting grid. Naughty, naughty from all three of them, but Maldando probably contributed to it.

    Lap 20
  • Lock-up from Rosberg at Mirabeau, but no harm done. Hamilton, meanwhile, tells his team that is engine is getting a bit slower.

    Lap 19
  • Sutil is on a charge and he is up to 15th after going on the outside of Chilton at the chicane.

    Lap 17
  • Looks like Hamilton will have a two-stop strategy if his rears are going already. Bottas, meanwhile, tells his team that his tyres are still okay. The Williams driver is in 10th place.

    Lap 16
  • Lotus report that a fuel-system problem was the reason for Maldonado's retirement. Hamilton tells his team that he feels his rears are going.

    Lap 15
  • The gap at the front between Rosberg and Hamilton is now nearly two seconds, but Raikkonen has dropped off and he is now 6.6s behind Hamilton.

    Lap 14
  • The hairpin does the business again for Sutil as he ducks on the inside of Ericsson to move up to 16th. He really likes the hairpin.

    Lap 13
  • Rookie Kvyat pits and it looks like he won't make his way back onto the grid. It's a shame for the rookie as he has had an excellent weekend considering it is is first race in Monaco.

    Lap 12
  • Here's something you don't see very often, Chilton, Bianchi and Gutierrez are under investigation for being out of position on the starting grid.

    Lap 11
  • Sutil moves up a place into 18th, which is last, as he overtakes Grosjean, who went wide at the hairpin.

    Lap 10
  • Good stuff so far from the Toro Rosso pair with Vergne seventh, 2.7s behind Magnussen, and Kvyat 10th. Button has also made up some ground as he is up to ninth. The incident between Button and Perez will now be investigated after the race.

    Lap 9
  • The race has started to settle now with Rosberg leading by 0.8s, but behind them the gaps between second and third, third and fourth, fourth and fifth, etc are growing.

    Lap 8
  • Rosberg responds with a 1:20.461 to give himself a bit of breathing space, but it's not too much. Raikkonen is 2.6s behind Hamilton with Ricciardo in fourth. Vettel has a few more gears available, but he is told to 'get out of the way and park the car'. It's an early retirement for the reigning World Champion.

    Lap 7
  • Hamilton is really putting pressure on Rosberg with a fastest lap of 1:21.053. The gap is about 0.6s between the two Mercedes team-mates. The incident involving Perez and Button is being investigated by the stewards.

    Lap 6
  • The Red Bull mechanics are ready for Vettel, not sure if it is just for a pit stop or for a retirement. Just a pit stop from the German and it's a long one, and we are still waiting. No time, but it was a long one and complains that he is stuck in first gear.

    Lap 5
  • Rosberg is away cleanly despite a good go from Hamilton. The action is behind them as Vettel is away slowly and that gives Raikkonen an opportunity to overtake him and move up to P3. Vettel has had EARs problems the whole weekend and he again complains of 'no power'.

    Lap 4
  • Short day at the office for Maldonado as he has retired.

    Lap 3
  • Here's the top 10 while the Safety Car is out: Rosberg, Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen, Ricciardo, Alonso, Magnussen, Vergne, Kvyatt and Hulkenberg. Button is in 11th despite the clip he gave Perez, who has retired.

    Lap 3
  • Grosjean, Sutil and Maldonado have all pitted immediately. Grosjean has put on softs while Sutil switched to supersofts. Back to the start, it was an excellent start from Raikkonen as he went on the outside.

    Lap 2
  • The Safety Car has been deployed. I was wrong, one of the Force India's picked up damage in the opening corner scrap. It's Sergio Perez as he was clipped by the McLaren of Button.

    Lap 1
  • The lights go out and Rosberg is away cleanly as Hamilton ducks behind his team-mate. Raikkonen's ahead of one of the Red Bulls and he is up to P4 with Vettel in third. Alonso is down in sixth. Everyone around the ahirpin safely, I think.

    Lap 1
  • Shame, another hiccup for Lotus as Maldonado stalls on the formation lap. The mechanics push his car off the grid and to the end of the pitlane.

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  • The engines fire up and Rosberg leads the pack around the track for the formation lap.

    14:00
  • In case you were wondering, the drivers went around the street circuit on the back of a truck. I'm sure it was a very expensive truck.

    13:55
  • More from the Rosberg-Hamilton sideshow, even Niki Lauda couldn't get them to make peace. Hamilton, apparently, didn't want to accept Rosberg's apology.

    13:53
  • Rosberg apparently had his clutch changed in parc ferme after it overheated, but no penalty of course.

    13:47
  • Today marks Sebastian Vettel's 100th race for Red Bull. Will he celebrate with a podium? Or even better, a race victory?

    13:43
  • Back to the Merc shenanigans, Toto Wolff has revealed that Hamilton and Rosberg were 'not happy to see each other this morning'. Can you imagine the death stares between them? No wait, they are celebrities they wear expensive sunglasses to hide their eyes. Silly me.

    13:40
  • It's a bit cloudy in Monaco this morning and there is a possible chance of rain. Yeah, we will need a bit of dampness on the track today to make things exciting. This is a street race after all where overtaking is near impossible.

    13:35
  • We've kept the best one for last! Justin Bieber is also somewhere in Monte Carlo. Well, he was there on Friday, we are not sure if he is still there after being 'turned down' by Fernando Alonso.

    13:28
  • Finally the serious stuff it is out of the way and now we can look at the celebs who have made their way to the Monte Carlo track for the race - or maybe they were just in the area and decided to pop. George Lucas, Tamara Ecclestone (and her husband Jay, who is famous for Espionage), Benedict Cumberbatch, Jorge Lorenzo, Max Biaggi and Aaron Ramsey (he's not really famous, that's coming from a bitter Tottenham fan).

    13:25
  • They are followed by Nico Hulkenberg and Jenson Button, Valtteri Bottas and Romain Grosjean, and Pastor Maldonado and Felipe Massa. It was a disappointing Saturday for Williams as both Bottas and Massa failed to make it through to Q3, which is the team's worst qualifying session since Malaysia. Also a disappointing were Sauber with Esteban Gutierrez and Adrian Sutil 17th and 18th. Marussia and Caterham complete the line-up with Max Chilton P19, Kamui Kobayashi P20, Jules Bianchi P21 (after his gearbox penalty) and Magnus Ericsson P22 (after his penalty for his crash).

    13:20
  • Another excellent drive from Jean-Eric Vergne sees him start in P7 with Kevin Magnussen, who outqualifyed his more esteemed McLaren team-mate Jenson Button, next to him. The top 10 is completed by Daniil Kvyat and Sergio Perez.

    13:12
  • So it will be Rosberg-Hamilton on the front row of the grid - by the way, my money is on nothing exciting happening at the start - and they are followed by the Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel. Mmmm, Ricciardo once again getting the better of Seb. Then you have the Ferrari pair of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.

    13:09
  • Time to focus on the actual racing from qualifying with Nico Rosberg taking pole under controversial circumstances. Having set the fastest time early in Q3, Rosberg ran wide on his final lap and went down escape road at Mirabeau, which led to yellow flags. That forced his team-mate Lewis Hamilton - and everyone else on the track - to slow down in that section. Hamilton aborted the lap and was quite miffed after qualy, prompting to his Senna-Prost comments below.

    13:06
  • Let's get straight into it then. Will it be Ayrton Senna v Alain Prost MKII today? Well, Lewis Hamilton promised to 'to take a page out of the Brazilian's book' following the shenanigans in qualifying. What does that even mean? Well we know Senna took Prost out deliberately. We - and the stewards - will be keeping a close eye on this.

    13:05
  • Welcome to Monte Carlo, home of the Monaco Grand Prix, round six of the 2014 F1 World Championship. All times are local.

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