Schumacher fastest, Webber to start from Monaco pole

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher

Australian Mark Webber will start from pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix, despite setting the second fastest lap in today’s qualifying session.

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher laid down the fastest time in the final session, but will start from sixth place due to the five grid place penalty he incurred at the last round.

Schumacher’s collision with Bruno Senna at the Spanish Grand Prix is Webber’s gain, taking one of the most valuable pole positions in world motorsport.

Nico Rosberg inherits his Mercedes team-mate’s slot on the front row, ahead of Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Ferrari duo Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), Spanish Grand Prix winner Pastor Maldonado and Sebastien Vettel (Red Bull).

Vettel will move ahead of Maldonado, though, after the Venezuelan was issued a 10 grid place penalty for a clash with Sergio Perez in Practice 1 on Thursday.

Perez will start from the rear of the grid after his Sauber collected the wall in Qualifying 1.

Qualifying, Monaco Grand Prix

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:15.873 1:15.062 1:14.301 22
2 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:16.013 1:15.035 1:14.381 19
3 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:15.900 1:15.022 1:14.448 21
4 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.063 1:15.166 1:14.583 20
5 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:15.718 1:15.219 1:14.639 27
6 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:16.153 1:15.128 1:14.948 22
7 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:15.983 1:14.911 1:15.049 19
8 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:15.889 1:15.322 1:15.199 28
9 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:16.017 1:15.026 1:15.245 22
10 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:15.757 1:15.234 No time 24
11 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:15.418 1:15.421 17
12 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.648 1:15.508 19
13 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.399 1:15.536 18
14 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:15.923 1:15.709 20
15 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:16.062 1:15.718 14
16 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:16.360 1:15.878 19
17 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:16.491 1:16.885 14
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:16.538 13
19 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:17.404 13
20 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:17.947 11
21 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:18.096 11
22 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:18.476 12
23 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:19.310 8
24 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari No time 2
Q1 107% Time 1:20.697

Note – Maldonado drops 10 grid places for causing a collision in final practice. Schumacher drops five grid places for causing a collision at last round. Perez failed to set a time within 107% requirement – races at stewards’ discretion. 

See below of Speedcafe.com’s Monaco F1 Race Guide

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