Max Verstappen starts the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix on pole position with Fernando Alonso next to him on the front row, and although the race in Monte Carlo is almost always a procession, could the weather have a bearing and help the Aston Martin jump the Red Bull?
Qualifying in the Principality was sensational and just as it looked like Alonso was set to take pole position, Verstappen pulled something special out the bag and overturned the three tenths deficit he had going into the final sector.
Conditions were perfect on Saturday, but there have been rumblings that rain might tumble over onto the Monaco circuit come Sunday afternoon.
Rain and Monaco is always something special, and over the years we have witnessed some special drives on a wet track in the Principality.
With the race due to start at 3pm local time, the showers which are developing over the mountains behind Monaco could pose a slight threat as they head towards the coast, though the likelihood of rain on the track is between 10-30 percent.
The air temperature is set to be between 21-34 degrees Celsius and bright sunny spells broken up by partly cloudy conditions expected during the Monaco GP.