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Flying start! Ferrari's Charles Leclerc crashes with just 16 seconds remaining after setting fastest lap in Monaco Grand Prix qualifying while Lewis Hamilton will start in seventh

Charles Leclerc crashed his Ferrari at 110mph after setting the fastest lap in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.

It should have been a dream day for the local boy — the first Monegasque to claim pole here since Louis Chiron in 1936 — and an afternoon of renewal for the Italian team, with even Lewis Hamilton condemned to seventh and pointing a reproving finger at his Mercedes boys.

But with just 16 seconds of the action left, Leclerc caught his front right wheel on the Armco at the entry to the swimming pool chicane, destabilising his car as it scuttled over the kerb and then banged into the barrier.