Lewis Hamilton cut an angry figure in the post-race press conference after seeing team-mate Nico Rosberg take pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Rosberg had taken provisional pole position on the first runs but ran wide at Mirabeau and took to the escape road on his final flying lap, bringing out the yellow flags and ensuring Hamilton behind could not improve. While Hamilton stopped short of accusing his team-mate of going off deliberately, he was clearly unhappy when questioned after the session.

"It's ironic, I was a few tenths up, but it's OK," Hamilton said.

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Asked if he felt he was on target to take pole, Hamilton replied: "I was on target."

And pressed on what would have happened if the yellow flags had not been brought out, he said: "I was on a pole lap, but I guess I should have done it earlier."

While Rosberg has provisional pole position, the stewards have confirmed that the incident which brought out the yellow flags is under investigation.


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There's something distinctly unpalatable about Lewis' sulking. I hate to just bag on him, and it's admittedly minor and petty to focus overly-much on this, but something struck me as just irritating about his reaction interview. Somehow Lewis comes across as extra entitled and arrogant in this. Too bad, he's been conducting himself so nicely until this weekend.

Hamilton has stated he will "sort this out like Senna did" (with Prost). Does this mean he's going to drive into the back of Rosberg's car into Ste Devote?

Time for the team to lay down the law with him - on-track behaviour has no place for egos.