• Virtual safety car out on the track now.

      10:26
    • Massa the first casualty of the morning! The Brazilian goes into the barrier.

      10:26
    • Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen hasn't even set a time yet. Cool as ever Kimi.

      10:25
    • Magnussen on the Ultras now as well.

      10:25
    • Rosberg retreats into the pits after doing 12 laps on the Ultras.

      10:24
    • Spanish Grand Prix champion out on the track now. Can Verstappen end the Mercedes party once again?

      10:23
    • Hamilton on his ninth lap now with these purple tyres! Seems as if they can last longer than expected.

      10:22
    • Hamilton taking control of the weekend already, refusing to slow down.

      10:21
    • Both Toro Rosso's out on the track now!

      10:20
    • Interestingly, pole position last year was a 1:15m, Hamilton just did 1:17.381 in FP1.

      10:16
    • Kvyat breaks the ultra trend and goes out on softs.

      10:15
    • Mercedes had the track to themselves there for a period. Only to be spoiled by Daniil Kvyat, who joins them.

      10:13
    • Back and fourth between the Mercedes teammates! A sneaky little preview of what to expect on Sunday?

      10:12
    • Hamilton pips Rosberg again! This time a lightning time of 1:18.302. Wow

      10:11
    • Hamilton goes quicker! Almost cutting a second off his teammate with a 1:20.240 but only to bettered again by Rosberg with a 1:20.141.

      10:10
    • Quick! Rosberg puts in a good time of 1:21.712. Ultra's are no doubt a speedy tyre, but how long can they last?

      10:08
    • Rosberg gets us going with a flying lap on Ultra soft tyres!

      10:06
    • Plenty of drivers feel at home here in Monte Carlo, and rightly so as most of them are residents.

      10:05
    • All the drivers out on the track now, with only Hamilton yet to make an appearance yet.

      10:04
    • Gutierrez running on soft tyres while they are a few other cars not out yet who have on ultras.

      10:03
    • And we're off! Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez gets the weekend started!

      10:02
    • Drivers are in the cars and are about to get the weekend underway!

      10:00
    • We will also be seeing Ultra Softs being used for the first time this season.

      09:55
    • Despite Ricciardo and Magussen receiving updates, Max Verstappen and Jolyon Palmer will be using the old Renault units.

      09:50
    • Cloudy in Monaco this morning! Streets are cleared as another Grand Prix at the Principality is set to take place!

      09:45
    • Also worth noting, is that Fernando Alonso, Daniel Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen are all coming in hot this weekend with new engines. Keep an eye out for that.

      09:40
    • Another question that is up in the air is how will Ferrari do against Red Bull? Red Bull rider Max Verstappen stole the show in Spain after taking advantage of Mercedes duo Hamilton and Rosberg taking each other out.

      09:36
    • Going into our sixth race of the season, can Championship leader Nico Rosberg and World Champion Lewis Hamilton stay out of each others way? Judging by the narrow turns in Monaco, all eyes will be on that battle once again.

      09:33
    • Welcome to the Circuit de Monaco for the first of Friday's two practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix. All times are local and this session runs for 90 minutes starting on the hour.

      09:30