Monaco Grand Prix qualifying will see Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton resume their battle
The Monte Carlo circuit, which winds through the streets of the tiny principality, is exceptionally narrow and there are precious few opportunities to overtake.
The pole-sitter always starts as the favourite to win the race and Lewis Hamilton looked on course to take top spot when he finished fastest in Free Practice 1 on Thursday morning.
However, he and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas finished eighth and 10th in the afternoon with Sebastian Vettel looking comfortably faster than the rest of the field.
The German has a six-point lead at the top of the F1 World Drivers' Championship and looks set to move further ahead of Hamilton this weekend.
Monaco Grand Prix 2017: Qualifying 1 results
Eliminated: 16th Esteban Ocon (Force India), 17th Jolyon Palmer (Renault), 18th Lance Stroll (Williams), 19th Pascal Wehrlein (Sauber), 20th Marcus Ericsson (Sauber).
Monaco Grand Prix 2017: Qualifying 2 results
Monaco Grand Prix 2017: Qualifying 3 results