Lewis Hamilton is the King of Montecarlo of last Saturday. With an impressive 1’15″098, he signed his first pole position in Monaco, ahead of Nico Rosberg, who stopped at 342 thousandths from the teammate, after winning the last two rounds. In third position there is still Ferrari, with Sebastian Vettel that paid 7 dec over the best Mercedes, stopping the clock at 1’15″849 ahead of the two Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat.
Sixth place for Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari (1’16″427) ahead of Force India of the Mexican driver Sergio Perez, the two Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen and Pastor Maldonado with its Lotus, who placed his car between the cars from Faenza.
“Qualifications as scheduled with a front row occupied by Mercedes. I would expect to see Nico Rosberg in front, but we have to congratulate Hamilton, who with a fantastic lap threatened to fall under the wall of 1’15”. Well done for Red Bull for moving forward and well done also for Vettel, who defended himself finishing third. Too many mistakes this morning and in the afternoon for Raikkonen. A praise to Toro Rosso who placed both its drivers in the Top 10. Although Raikkonen experienced for the first time with this circuit, he stood out quickly. Unlike Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez managed to optimize very well his Force India”, Gian Carlo Minardi analyses. “I thought I’ve seen some difficulties with SuperSoft tyres. Now let’s see what happens tomorrow during the race“.