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Rosberg takes pole hat-trick as Mercedes storms Monaco

Times tumbled as a result as the chequered flag flew, with Nico Hulkenberg the best placed of those to miss out in eleventh ahead of Daniel Ricciardo. Romain Grosjean was 13th for Lotus following his practice accident, with the Frenchman having managed to make it past Q1 despite having only being able to carry out one flying lap.

Unable to replicate the top four time he posted in Q1, the Frenchman instead starts down on row seven of the grid alongside Valtteri Bottas, with Giedo van der Garde and Pastor Maldonado on row eight.

Van der Garde proved to be one of the stars of the session as he carried Caterham into Q2 for the first time this season thanks to a strong lap in Q1, with the Dutchman running as high as fourth in the second 15 minute segment as drivers made the decision to switch to slicks. Maldonado meanwhile was too late to make the switch to dry tyres and having paced Q1, the Williams man found himself on the bottom of the pile in Q2.

Van der Garde's charge into Q2 came at the expense of Force India's Paul di Resta, who now faces a huge challenge to maintain his strong scoring run this season after failing at the first hurdle of the session.

The Scot was left to rue his team's tactics after he didn't get a run on new intermediate tyres and ended up three-tenths of a second away from the cut-off point. Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez also missed out on Q2 in 19th spot behind the Caterham of Charles Pic, with Max Chilton 20th fastest for Marussia.

Chilton's team-mate Jules Bianchi failed to set a time as his car ground to a halt at Massenet on its out lap with an airbox fire, while Felipe Massa failed to make it out onto the circuit following his accident in practice – with Ferrari simply unable to repair the damage sustained in the short amount of time between FP3 and qualifying.

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Mate - Unregistered

May 25, 2013 3:34 PM

So Schumi wasn't slow after all. Rosberg is just really REALLY underrated. Beating Hammy at his own game. Interesting. Rosberg is actually the "New Senna" ? Discuss.

just wow - Unregistered

May 25, 2013 5:53 PM

Lewis Hamilton the Monaco specialist never took a pole position in Monaco. But the british press insists he is a Monaco specialist so it must be true i guess. Lewis Hamilton the qualifying specialist never took 3 consecutive pole positions in his entire F1 career driving for a top team year in year out. His younger underhyped teammate is given a top car for like 4 months and is doing things with it Lewis could only dream about. Who is the qualifying specialist now ? Rosberg is no Button, as Hamilton is lerning the hard way. Its time for the british press to stop the hype and come clean for once. In hindsight its good Hamilton spared himself the humilation of going to Red Bull only to get destroyed by Vettel.



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