The Monaco Grand Prix qualifying took place in a weekend full of several incidents and six different teams battling in Q3 showing great variety on the dynamic street circuit.
The ultimate winner of the day was Daniel Ricciardo, who took his first pole position of his Formula 1 career at his adopted home Grand Prix.
With the rain forecasted for the race, tomorrow could change many things and provide a hopefully thrilling Grand Prix.
The qualifying session was also not incident free as Max Verstappen in the Red Bull was the biggest loser from the session after crashing out in Q1. He also crashed in a practice session as well as his large crash last year, proving the streets of Monaco really are a challenge, coming from his first race win in Barcelona.
Felipe Nasr in the Sauber didn’t get a chance to run in qualifying as his engine blew up. It has been tough times for Sauber who sadly expect to still be fighting at the back of the grid.
Fernando Alonso was the only McLaren making it into the top 10 qualifying 10th as McLaren hope to make more progress throughout the season.
Carlos Sainz solidly out qualified teammate Daniil Kvyat in the Toro Rosso as he will start P7 tomorrow and Kvyat starting P9.
Manor’s Rio Haryanto also out qualified young Mercedes protégé and teammate Pascal Wehrlein, who many have tipped to join Mercedes.
It was a shame for Williams who really had been struggling afternoon in Monaco with both Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa qualifying 11th and 14th respectively.
Both Force India’s made it into Q3 after having some tough races and it was a solid performance from both, but especially for Nico Hulkenberg who will start in fifth position and Sergio Perez in seventh, after he was promoted a position due to Kimi Raikkonen’s grid penalty.
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