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Daniel Ricciardo cruises to Monaco qualifying pole, Hamilton to start in third

Daniel Ricciardo cruises to Monaco pole
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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will start the Monaco Grand Prix at the front of the grid after cruising to pole position in Saturday's final qualifying session.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will start the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday in pole position after dominating qualifying in the South of France.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton to register in second place, while Mercedes's Hamilton will start the showpiece in third, as he aims to strengthen his grip at the top of the leaderboard.

Qualifying did not all go Red Bull's way, however, as Max Verstappen suffered a practice crash that will see the 20-year-old start in last place on the grid.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen took fourth place, leaving Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon to take the fifth and sixth spots respectively.

2018 Monaco Grand Prix qualifying results:

1. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
5. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
6. Esteban Ocon (Force India)
7. Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
8. Carlos Sainz (Renault)
9. Sergio Perez (Force India)
10. Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso)
11. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)
12. Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren)
13. Sergey Sirotkin (Williams)
14. Charles Leclerc (Sauber)
15. Romain Grosjean (Haas)
16. Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso)
17. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
18. Lance Stroll (Williams)
19. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
20. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

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