Carlos Sainz Jr. will start the Monaco Grand Prix from ninth on the grid despite missing first practice and enduring a tough final practice on Saturday morning.
Lewis Hamilton sets a new track record whilst on his way to pole position at Monaco, whilst Monaco-born Charles Leclerc was knocked out in Qualifying.
Charles Leclerc was fastest in the final practice session before qualfiying at the Monaco Grand Prix but Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel crashed out
McLaren can aim to get one or both drivers into the top ten in Qualifying at Monaco, but James Key admits that the battle amid the midfield is so tight it could be decided by just mere hundredths of a second.
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas led the way for Mercedes on Thursday afternoon in Monaco, ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Pierre Gasly.
Lewis Hamilton starts the Monaco Grand Prix weekend fastest overall ahead of Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas in Free Practice One.
McLaren can fight for points in Monaco this weekend, according to Andreas Seidl, but only if everything goes to plan and runs smoothly throughout.
Andrea Stella was happy with a relatively smooth post-Spanish Grand Prix test for McLaren where four drivers shared the driving duties across the two days at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Valtteri Bottas continued his Spanish Grand Prix pole position form for Mercedes at the post-race test, ending Tuesday fastest ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
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