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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 May 2007, 10:53 GMT 11:53 UK
Monaco Grand Prix
Monte Carlo, 27 May 2007 The Chequered Flag podcast

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton arrives at the paddock after McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso snatches pole in qualifying on Saturday

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana

A galaxy of stars descend on Monaco eager to watch the next instalment of a fascinating championship battle

Boris Becker and his girlfriend

Boris Becker and his girlfriend are among the onlookers as preparations continue for the fifth Grand Prix of the season

British actor Jude Law

Actor Jude Law also makes an appearance as a star-studded cast wait to see if Hamilton can win his first Grand Prix

Bernie Ecclestone

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone keeps a beady eye on proceedings at the Formula One calendar's showpiece event

Fernando Alonso leads the pack off the grid

Hamilton drops straight in behind Alonso as the cars snake off the grid into the twists and turns of the Monaco circuit

Fernando Alonso leads Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton tails Alonso closely on the opening lap but the Spaniard soon puts some distance between his team-mate

Lewis Hamilton in fron of Ferrari's Felipe Massa

Hamilton responds by picking up his pace, pulling clear of third-placed Felipe Massa and eating back into Alonso's lead

Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella

Meanwhile Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella is among the points in fourth place, ahead of BMW's Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen fights his way up the field after a mistake in qualifying sees him start in 15th on the grid

Fernando Alonso

At the front, Alonso picks his way through the backmarkers and leads Hamilton home for an orderly McLaren one-two

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton

Alonso and Hamilton celebrate a successful day for McLaren, while Massa takes third place for Ferrari

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton spray champagne

Alonso regains his lead in the drivers' championship but knows that Hamilton will be breathing down his neck again in Canada

Alonso eclipses Hamilton for pole
26 May 07 |  Formula One
Monaco qualifying as it happened
26 May 07 |  Formula One


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