Saturday’s qualifying session ended in chaotic fashion as Sergio Perez spun into the barrier at the entrance of the tunnel and Carlos Sainz could not slow his Ferrari down in time, clipping the stricken Red Bull.
Max Verstappen turned the corner next to see his chances of pole position slip away, leaving him in fourth place on the grid.
Leclerc was also on a hot lap but had earlier secured provisional pole and the inevitable red flag confirmed Ferrari’s front-row lockout, as the Monaco-born driver looks to complete his first Formula One race around his home circuit at the fourth attempt in glorious fashion.
Where to watch the F1 Monaco Grand Prix
TV channel: The race will be shown live on Sky Sports F1 and Main Event, with coverage beginning at 12.30pm before lights out at 2pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also tune in online via the Sky Go app.
Free highlights: Channel 4 will be airing full free-to-air race highlights at 6.30pm on Sunday evening.
Live blog: You can keep up to date with the race as it happens via Standard Sport’s live blog.