Serena Williams and Jerome Boateng Lead Celebrities in Monte Carlo

Serena Williams and Jerome Boateng Lead Celebrities in Monte Carlo

Serena Williams and Jerome Boateng joined a host of celebrities in Monte Carlo to watch the Monaco Grand Prix .

The tennis legend caught up with Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen before the race got underway.

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng was also in attendance, after his side had wrapped up yet another Bundesliga title.

Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth and American World Cup alpine ski racer Lindsay Vonn were also here to see the action unfold.

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton started 13th in the Monaco Grand Prix after a nightmare qualifying. – as Kimi Raikkonen bags first pole position in nine years.

Brit star Hamilton qualified in 14th following a slow series of laps around the winding streets – but will leap up a place as fellow Englishman Jenson Button will receive a 15 place grid penalty.

His bad form was compounded by bad luck as McLaren rookie Stoffel Vandoorne crashed into the barriers to cut short the Mercedes driver’s fast lap.

Reflecting on his miserable result in qualifying, Hamilton told Sky Sports F1: “It’s a little bit unfortunate with the yellow flag at the end.

“That lap may have got me into the top 10 but I think I’d have struggled to be in the top five. Valtteri’s lap shows we’re not terrible here so we need to know what happened.”

Ferrari’s Finnish ace Raikkonen will start the race from the front after he was quickest in Q3.

The former world champions shares the front row with championship leader Sebastian Vettel with Spain winner Valtteri Bottas third. Button was earlier hit with a 15-place grid penalty in what could be his final Formula One race.

Jenson Button to start last at Monaco Grand Prix 2017 after being hit with 15-place grid penalty. The 2009 champ is racing for the first time this season with Fernando Alonso on Indy 500 duty in the US this weekend. Hamilton earlier paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack ahead of qualifying.

The British driver’s car has been adorned with ‘#Manchester’ on its nose for the qualifying session in the Principality.