Pole position time in 2000 - Michael Schumacher - 1:19.474

Monaco GP - Qualifying session

David Coulthard grabs pole position ahead of Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen. Rubens Barrichello, Ralf Schumacher and an impressive Eddie Irvine make the top 6.

60 min: Michael Schumacher touched the barrier at Le Portier on the inside and stopped on the track.

60 min: Mika Hakkinen doesn't improve.

60 min: Coulthard takes provisional pole with a time of 1:17.430. Hakkinen on his final flying lap.

60 min: Coulthard fast on the first sector and the second sector.

60 min: Final minute and Coulthard and Hakkinen both on the track. Schumacher doesn't improve but remains in 1st at this stage.

59 min: Villeneuve improves one place to 9th. Michael Schumacher starts his flyer.

59 min: Montoya takes 7th place with a time of 1:18.751

58 min: Michael Schumacher is on the track on his last run.

57 min: Irvine doesn't improve his position and remains in 6th at this stage.

56 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Hakkinen, Barrichello, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Irvine, Trulli, Montoya, Fisichella and Villeneuve.

55 min: Irvine, Montoya, Villeneuve and Panis are on their final run!

54 min: Frentzen has spun at the entrance to the tunnel. He won't be able to do any more laps. He is in 12th at this stage.

53 min: Giancarlo Fisichella moves into 9th place on his 3rd run. Button is in 16th place.

52 min: Frentzen and Bernoldi are the first 2 to go out on their final runs

51 min: Under 10 minutes remaining and all the top 10 drivers have 1 run remaining.

51 min: Mika Hakkinen improves but remains in 2nd with a time of 1:17.749.

50 min: The McLaren's are faster than the Ferrari's on the first sector but appear to lose time in the 3rd sector.

49 min: Mika Hakkinen on track

48 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Hakkinen, Barrichello, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Irvine, Trulli, Montoya, Villeneuve and Panis.

48 min: Coulthard fails to improve while Barrichello takes 3rd place from him! 

47 min: Irvine moves into 5th place in the Jaguar! 

46 min: Barrichello on track as well. He hasn't done well this weekend. 

45 min: Coulthard out for his third run. These last 15 minutes are going to be thrilling!

44 min: Jacques Villeneuve takes 8th spot from Frentzen with a time of 1:19.283. 3 runs completed for him.

43 min: Frentzen improves his time but remains in 8th with a time of 1:19.316. He has completed 3 runs with 1 more to go.

42 min: Jacques Villeneuve out on his third run, he is currently in 13th place.

41 min: Michael Schumacher takes provisional pole with a time of 1:17.631!

40 min: 20 minutes to go and Michael Schumacher starts his flyer!

39 min: Rubens Barrichello improves to 5th behind his team-mate with a time of 1:18.867. Michael Schumacher on track for his third run.

38 min: All the drivers have done 2 runs except for Barrichello with just 1. Ralf Schumacher takes 3rd from his brother with a time of 1:18.268.

37 min: Top 10 - Hakkinen, Coulthard, M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Trulli, Irvine, Barrichello, Frentzen, Montoya and Fisichella.

36 min: Mika Hakkinen takes provisional pole with a time of 1:17.957. Just 0.072 ahead of Coulthard.

35 min: Mika Hakkinen on a flying lap!

34 min: Coulthard improves on his time in 1st place with a 1:18.029.

33 min: Michael Schumacher goes into second place with a time of 1:18.386. Coulthard starts his flying lap.

32 min: Frentzen is in 6th and Fisichella moves into 7th. Michael Schumacher is on his flying lap.

32 min: Michael Schumacher is on the track for the second time. He aborted the first run wasting 2 laps.

31 min: Marques and Burti may find it hard to qualify as they are currently outside the 107%

30 min: Kimi Raikkonen sets the 9th fastest time on his first run.

29 min: Villeneuve moves up to 6th place with a time of 1:19.795.

28 min: Villeneuve is out for the second time and both Verstappen and Bernoldi conclude their second run and end up in 15th and 16th at this stage.

27 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, Hakkinen, R Schumacher, Trulli, Barrichello, Irvine, Panis, Fisichella, Heidfeld and Montoya

27 min: Michael Schumacher abort his lap and pits!

26 min: Ralf Schumacher moves into third while Trulli is in 4th.

25 min: Michael Schumacher starts his flying lap.

25 min: David Coulthard takes provisional pole with a time of 1:18.127!

24 min: Michael Schumacher goes out on his first run as David Coulthard starts his flying lap.

23 min: Olivier Panis moves into 3rd with a time of 1:20.345. David Coulthard on track.

22 min: Top 10 - Hakkinen, Irvine, Fisichella, Montoya, Frentzen, Villeneuve, de la Rosa, Verstappen, Bernoldi and Marques.

22 min: Mika Hakkinen takes provisional pole with a 1:18.552!

21 min: Mika Hakkinen on a flyer and will probably take provisional pole!

20 min: Eddie Irvine is the first to clock under 1:20 this session and takes provisional pole.

19 min: Eddie Irvine starts his flying lap as Montoya and Hakkinen go out on the track. The track is getting faster by the minute.

18 min: Top 6 - Fisichella, Frentzen, Villeneuve, de la Rosa, Verstappen and Bernoldi.

17 min: Giancarlo Fisichella takes provisional pole with a time of 1:20.545. Impressive from Benetton.

16 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen takes provisional pole with a time of 1:20.939.

15 min: Luciano Burti sets a time of 1:24.850 as Frentzen starts his flying lap.

14 min: Frentzen, Fisichella, de la Rosa and Marques all join the action.

13 min: Burti starts his flying lap, he was struggling all weekend with his car as he is not familiar with this track.

12 min: Jacques Villeneuve is a second slower than his best time this morning.

11 min: Jacques Villeneuve takes provisional pole with a time of 1:21.286. Luciano Burti joins the action.

10 min: Jacques Villeneuve starts his first flying lap.

9 min: Jacques Villeneuve goes out on the track while Bernoldi sets a 1:23.623 and takes second place.

8 min: Bernoldi starts his first flying lap.

7 min: Jos Verstappen pits as he covers 3 laps out of the allowed 12. Enrique Bernoldi is on the track.

6 min: Jos Verstappen is a lot slower than his best time this morning when he set a 1:21.827

5 min: Verstappen's first flying lap is a 1:23.537

3 min:  Interesting to see a car out already!. It is Jos Verstappen. Lets hope that he doesn't have another massive engine blow-out like the one we saw this morning.

1 min:  The track temperature has now reached 41 degrees. This will make it interesting in the battle between Bridgestone and Michelin.

Qualifying here is crucial of all the races on the calendar as overtaking is nearly impossible so a good grid position is very important. Due to the narrow track, traffic can easily spoil a flying lap and drivers have to rely on perfect timing and a lot of luck to have that flying lap. Session starting in 2 minutes.

The top 6 drivers from this morning practice have already gone faster than the Pole time of last year. Hakkinen was just under 1.2 second faster than the Pole time of last year. Now the drivers will give it all because this is the session were it all counts. Session starting in 5 minutes.

This qualifying session is set to be a thriller with both Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen setting very fast times. Michael Schumacher still is the favourite though as he appeared more convincing in the way he set his times. Session starting in 10 minutes

Session starting at 1:00 PM local time. That is 11:00 AM GMT, click here for the local time in Monaco now.
Weather is sunny and the temperature is 27 degrees.