Nico Rosberg took pole position in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix, but the manner in which he did it was rather controversial.

Rosberg had trailed Lewis Hamilton in all three practice sessions, and while the German was fastest in Q1, he was again edged out in Q2 and was 0.111 seconds adrift.

However, in the top-ten shootout Rosberg led the way on the first runs, posting a 1m 15.989s lap, which put him 0.059 seconds up the sister car. On his second run though Rosberg ran down the escape road at Mirabeau. That incident brought out the yellow flags and meant Hamilton was unable to improve, handing the German the pole position.

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