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Barrichello takes Williams back to top ten in Monaco

Rubens Barrichello snares a top ten slot on the grid for the Monaco Grand Prix
After a trying weekend in Spain, Rubens Barrichello gave Williams reason to cheer by securing a top ten slot on the grid for the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Brazilian successfully made it through to the final stage of qualifying and put his FW32 on the fifth row of the grid for the race, admitting afterwards that he couldn't have given more.

“I enjoyed myself out there today and I'm happy with ninth,” he said. “I took everything out of the car that I could and I don't think we could have done much better.

“We all thought traffic was going to be an issue this afternoon, but really it was fine. Monaco is a good track for our car so hopefully we will do well tomorrow.”

Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg enjoyed a solid F1 debut on the streets of the principality to fall just shy of a place in Q3 and will line up eleventh as he seeks to break into the points for the firs time since taking tenth in Malaysia.

“As expected, it was a bit busy in Q1 but everyone seemed to get a lap in,” he said. “The car felt pretty competitive, but my lap wasn't perfect and I'm disappointed to have missed out on Q3 by a fraction.

“Eleventh is not bad, but when your team mate is ahead of you it's never very pleasant. It's still possible to have a good race from eleventh though and I'm hoping for a decent result in my first Monaco Grand Prix.”



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